Hello, all! After much discussion, it’s been decided that there really isn’t enough time left before Fourth of Juplaya to get the bus properly decked out inside, so we’re no longer aiming to be on-playa in early July. Nine of us spent several hours brainstorming new possible targets this past Saturday and came up with several good ones.
– Dan is going to be coordinating an August camping trip, for which the bus will have a functional kitchen, but no seating area yet –we’ll use that as sleeping space!
– Hallowsgiving will be the next event, taking place either on Halloween our sometime during the weeks leading up to, but not including, Thanksgiving. By then, we will have completed the interior of the bus, with kitchen and dining areas fully installed and functional!
– At some point in between (or after?), we’d like to get the bus out and about to do a test with folks who aren’t familiar with it; we’re thinking it would be great to find someone who works regularly with feeding homeless folks and put the bus kitchen to work doing that for a day. Leor has a contact in Lebanon, OR, and if anyone else has connections/pointers on how to make this a reality, let us know!
Before we go any further, our group has been christened with a fantastic name! Welcome to THE FIRST CHURCH OF THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, UNORTHODOX
We plan to meet twice a week: every Saturday at 9am and every Wednesday at 6pm. Saturdays will start off with important decision making during the first hour or so, then move on to working on the bus itself. Wednesday meetings will vary, but we’ll post agendas beforehand here in the Facebook group.