The “Green Tortoise” Bus: Making the Miracle

A direct descendent of the Ken Kesey’s and the Merry Pranksters’ bus “Further,”  and the Grey Rabbit buses that criss-crossed America during the late 1960s and 70s, “The Green Tortoise” is now a full fledged tour company that totes mostly young people to America’s greatest well-known and offbeat locales.  They live on the bus, which at night miraculously transforms into a sleeping car for 24 .  Good food we make ourselves. Fun, adventure, not a little drama, and some great bumpy memories ensue, as we “Trip” across the country, or go to National Parks, or wherever it is that’s been signed on for (and usually more). This is a story I did a few years back in Eastern California with my then 10 year old son Noah in tow. (He used to love crawling around in the bus-length luggage racks.)

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