What is the Big Blue Bus Tour?
We’re a family of six, about to embark on a sabbatical from work as my husband transitions from the U.S. Coast Guard to the Air National Guard. We’ve decided rather than twiddle our thumbs waiting for the time to pass, we’re going to have an adventure! We bought an old school bus that we are going to retrofit inside for our needs and we’re going to do some traveling! Initially we’ll go from Florida to Alaska in a hurried dash (please pray for me!), but then on a more leisurely course from Alaska down to San Diego. That’s all we have planned for now, but we anticipate visiting more states and small towns in 2014 and we are open to suggestions!
My love is teaching moms how to use their cameras to capture moments of their family that they can treasure forever. I teach an online workshop and will be teaching a mini version of my class for free in the different areas that we visit! I can’t wait to get out and meet new people and make new friends! (Details on the workshops here!) I’m also going to have a limited number of photo sessions available in case you were interested in having me take pictures of your family. My style is relaxed, and my goal is for you to have fun at our session and for me to capture moments that you will treasure always! (Click here for Fall 2013 availability.)
Our family consists of me (Amy), my husband Jake, and our 4 children. Jacob is our oldest. He’s 17. Josh is 13, Sam is almost 11. Our little Miss B is 4. Jake and I are celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary this year! We’re a close family who enjoys being together, though this latest endeavor is sure to test us. Ha!
I have no idea what life in a school bus is going to be like. The plan came to us after months of trying to figure out what we were going to do. We had literally pondered all options, including bicycling from Canada to Mexico, touring Europe, backpacking the national parks, and living in a tent for 6 months! We wanted to something unusual, out of the ordinary, and remarkable. We didn’t want to squander the gift of time we had been given. We wanted to do something that would bring us closer together.
The Big Blue Bus Tour is sure to be an adventure and I hope I have the chance to meet you along our way! You can follow us on Instagram @simplybphotos and on Facebook. Stop by and see what we are up to and be sure to leave a comment and let us know you are following along!