As many of you have seen, my wife Sharla and I purchased the Roo Bus recently.
Yes, we know it’s ridiculous!
And we know how crazy it is to have it sitting in the driveway.
It’s bright blue, has all sorts of paintings all over it, and is covered with a decade’s worth of signatures from Bonnaroo, both inside and out.
It looks just as bright and cheerful on the inside, with a ton of different lights and decor all throughout.
For a better look at the bus, two of our Roo Crew members shot a fun little video to give you a tour. Chelsey Ray of Rays of Light Photography is the camera woman and our resident hippy Brooklin Johnson is the hostess!
Roo Bus Tour
If you watched the video, yes, you heard right. The Roo Bus was briefly a prison bus near Manchester.
The original caretakers of the bus bought it from the nearby prison before transforming it into the hippy bus.
Bob and Tammy Wilson of Manchester did a fantastic job painting it and converting everything inside. So much so that we have no plans of changing anything other than adding a few small personal touches.
As for the future of the Roo Bus, we’re planning on having a gravel driveway installed on the side of our yard after we sell our old 1999 Fleetwood Jamboree. It will stay put mostly out of sight but become a “bonus room” to for friends to sleep over or use as a party room.
We will take it to the campgrounds at Joe Wheeler State Park every now and then, and of course Bonnaroo every year.
We’re also playing around with the idea of driving it in some Christmas parades in a few months, so don’t be too surprised to see us there!
We hope we see you so that you can add your signature to it soon!
Cover photo courtesy of Chelsey Ray / Rays of Light Photography.