Accidents??? you ask. Yes, neither of which were our fault even. The first accident was on Lafayette Street in Salem while we were in work. A red sports car tried to cross the street and got into a big accident bouncing off of a huge bucket truck and wrapped itself around the bus on the rebound. When they unpeeled the red car off of the bus there was barely a scratch on the tank that is the BBB. Sadly, the red car was totaled and we hope the driver is alright.
The second accident was on the rotary in Nahant ( I hate that place... too much traffic and not enough room). Andrea was driving around the rotary when another car pulled out trying to join the rotary in front of of the BBB ramming their front driver's side on the other car into front passenger side of the BBB. No one was hurt and the insurance is taking care of the rest... Thank you to our new sponsors Arabella and Liberty Mutual insurance companies for your generous donations to our adventure.
Jeff at Designflow Graphics applied a few more sponsorship stickers to the Bus. Thank you Night Shade Productions, Pride Chevy, and the Dental Group for your sponsorship of our adventure. Check out their blurbs on our A Word from Our Sponsors page. You can also see our "Well Wishers" sticker with all of your kind sentiments from those that came to our party.
On Friday , we had a new passenger-side window motor installed (not related to the accidents). Thank you Chris Potter for your time and patience with us. Chris installed both the window motor and new horns, loud enough to scare any wayward goats on the road in Tajikistan.
Five hours of driving later we were in the beautiful state of New Jersey. Two hours of Port of America bureaucracy later the Bus was checked in, stickered up and waiting for the Fidelio to take it across to Southampton. See pictures above. To check out more pictures of the Bus click over to the Vehicle page, newly updated!!!
All is well... even if we are a little sad not to have the Bus anymore... We will see it again on July 16th or so when we get to the UK. Now all we have left to do is pack... WOW!
Hope you enjoyed the update. As always... VIVA MONGOLIA!!!!