If you haven't heard already... Gus the Bus has decided to take a little break and stay in the lovely community of Show Low, AZ while we figure out what happened to his little engine that couldn't...
On our drive from Phoenix to Show Low, AZ, on the top of a peak in the White Mountains, Gus started spitting out some pretty serious smoke - we pulled over to the side of the road and filled up the tank with water, but he still wouldn't start. We had some lovely friends from the Arizona Department of Transportation (who LOVED the name of our project and took multiple window decals!), try to help us out, but he still wouldn't start. So, we had to call a tow truck and ride on the back of a flatbed trailer! After dropping the bus off at the garage, we carried on with our interview with Lisa Jayne that evening and she very graciously hosted us at her home!
The next morning we made our way to Williams Brothers Garage to find out that it was going to take quite a few days to even get IN to the engine to figure out what was wrong... and, quite a few more days after that to fix it! Well, even though Gus was such a great part of this project, we simply didn't have time to wait! There were so many interviews already scheduled, so many stories to hear, and so many new friends to meet!
So, we made our way to Enterprise, where the WONDERFUL Jason helped us out in the most major way! We rented Dan the Van, said "goodbye-for-now" to Gus, and hit the road to Gallup, NM for dinner and drinks after a looooooong day!
We are still not sure what is up with Gus, but we know that it is going to be a pretty penny... so, if you haven't donated to the Indiegogo campaign already, we sure would appreciate your support in helping to get Gus back! Click here to DONATE to the cause!
And, here is a little video we made about the transition from Gus the Bus to Dan the Van: