Meet Betsy Bus
Betsy Bus is a 1953 GMC short school bus. Johnpaul bought her from an interesting back yard in Bernalillo, New Mexico. He asked, "What should we name the bus?" and I said, "Betsy!" and that's how it happened.
Now, before you start wondering why we would bring a motel for spiders and stray cats to our house, there is a method to the madness. Betsy Bus is the future home of Old Bus Creations, AKA Johnpaul's woodworking shop.
There's no telling how long it's been since ole' Betsy was independently mobile. There are several church names on the back and sides of the bus but no kids have been brought to church any time lately. As you can see from the photos, Betsy has no engine, no transmission, no seats, mostly broken windows, and six flat tires. At some point, someone had tried to use Betsy as a camper but it's hard to say if that was before or after the engine went away. Maybe they intended her to be a stationary tiny house? All of this missing stuff was just as well because it made the bus lighter and easier to move - which is not to say that it was easy.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.