While a lot of recent graduates move back in with their parents while relentlessly shooting out résumés and cover letters in hopes of becoming a functioning member of society, eight recent Notre Dame grads went double-middle fingers to societal norms and decided to drive a refurbished school bus 8,000 miles across the country.
Named “The SerendipitiBus” (which is just so heady and I love it), they completely gutted and restored 40-foot 1995 Carpenter school bus that looked like this:
…and turned it into this:
I mean, they have throw pillows and a bar, guys. To put this in perspective, I moved into my place two months ago and have one piece of furniture: a bed.
Taking them from South Bend to the Pacific Northwest, down the West Coast and through the heart of the United States before returning home, the premise of their trip was simple:
As a group of enthusiastic college graduates, we have already traveled throughout Europe, South America, Africa, Australia and South East Asia between us – not to mention several large US cities. This time, we want to experience beyond Lonely Planet’s Top 10 attractions. By driving almost 8,000 miles through 22 states, we are looking to the events and encounters that happen through chance alone.
Sounds a hell of a lot better than sub-leasing a studio while working your way up the corporate ladder.
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