Welcome To Avon Lake, Hippies!

Today, I had a chance to met some of the finest people in the world.

So today, I was driving home from work. I passed and saw this beautiful bus sitting in the parking lot, surrounded by all of these beautiful people. I slowed down for a better look. Then my instincts kicked in and I ran home to grab my camera. In such a hurry I accidentally picked up my mothers camera and ran out the door. However, there was no time to turn back - there were people in Avon Lake with a story that needed to be told. And I am here to tell it to you. 

You see, these people, some might know them as "hippies" - to me, they are just normal people living their life to the fullest of their dreams. They were so free spirted and happy. And they were all living in this bus.

Actually, I think its sorta crazy how Avon Lake attracts all these buses, if you read my story about the " you'd know what i'm talking about. There has to be a reason. Why Avon Lake? I don't know the answer. But i'm glad they came.

See, these people met at this place, sorta like a festival (well, thats how i'm imagining it). It was called Rainbow or Rainbows, I don't quite remember. They all met and have been traveling the world together with no real direction. Right now, they are on a mission to make it to Mexico. See, all of them are so unique - they have their own personalities and their own traits. This one guy, he resembled Jim Morrison to me. His name was "Random." And this other man, he had dreds and he played music. His name was "Mowgli" like from the Jungle Book. And an older man, legally, his name is Chubbakka.

They were such nice people. The bus is fueled by donations. I truly think its marvelous that people these days actually still do whatever it takes to make them happy.

Life is an adventure, and they're living it to it's fullest. I'm so lucky to have had the chance to met these wonderful people. It was like, seeing a part of a movie with my own two eyes.   

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Ashley Riddle July 23, 2012 at 07:05 PM
I'd just like to add one thing to all of this. I wasn't expecting all of this feedback, this is the most I've ever gotten. I just want to say thank you to all of you people who have been voicing your opinions.
Random July 23, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Feel free to friend me, miss. Brian Adcock, Austin TX. Southern Exposure. We are greenbuilders in Austin. We also do organic gardening and Permaculture (land management and preservation).
Random July 23, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Thanks for your graciousness. Awesome guy.
Random July 23, 2012 at 07:14 PM
You are right, and ill informed. Dont be a chump. We stopp all the time and work for FREE to those in need. We dont take pay to help our brothers and sisters of the world. We are freemen, not bums, you ass.
Random July 23, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Easy to be brave from your armchair.....
Johnny V. July 23, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Brian Adcock???.....Buahhhhhahahahaha......guess I'd go by a fictitious name too!! ......Random.....Buahhhhhhhahahahahaha!!!!!!!....what a wuss!
Johnny V. July 23, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Ya....OK Condom, whatever you say.....ya BUM!
Johnny V. July 23, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Ya....OK Brian Adcock......aka Condom
Random July 23, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I think we will stay awhile. Wanna put us up fore the night? You obviously have more than you need if you are scared of me and my family. My tatoos will impress you, so will my other abilities.
Random July 23, 2012 at 07:36 PM
They shook our hands and said good luck.
Johnny V. July 23, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Yes I do have more than you could imagine, and NOTHING scares me dirt bag.....I have obviously struck a nerve .....funny stuff! Adcock.......Buahhhhhhhhahahahahaha.....no doubt gets added on a daily basis....in "Random " locations!
Random July 23, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Actually I am the fire dancer who used to be a cop. Ignorant rants from an armchair hero is all that's coming out of your mouth. BIG man to make fun of nomads. Your mom must be so proud of her judgeMENTAL JERK of a son. Good luck and god bless.
Random July 23, 2012 at 09:40 PM
You are awesome.
Johnny V. July 23, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Well, speaking of mom's....I just left Arkansas from visiting YOUR mom.......next I'm heading up to Idaho to visit Susan......tough guy.....you don't have any idea who you're dealing with.
Johnny V. July 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM
My buddy Kirby Fry has lots of stories to tell about how good of a worker you are....NOT! He said you were ALWAYS late !
Andrew Nonomas July 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM
What really turned people away wasnt your "lifestyle" thats something people can ignore. Its the picture with the topless dude, that cant be unseen. Did he really need to take his shirt off? Really?
Johnny V. July 24, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Awwwww c'mon Andrew.....what's wrong with Chu Bbaaka's knockaa's?? He's just tryin to keep you abreast of his ttravels and free spirited lifestyle! .....I alway's figured him as a bra burner....
Dani Brown July 27, 2012 at 03:15 AM
I just happen to be related to one of those free spirited ppl and proud of it! Who are we to judge what is correct lifestyle? As long as you aren't hurting anyone live your dreams and do what makes you happy!
linda July 28, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Speak for yourself and don't group 99% into your self-righteous, judgemental uppity group....leave everyone else out. Some people actually don't need to pass judgment just because they don't fit your cookie cutter model. Run and call the police, that's funny, I bet you do it every weekend already when you see a teen walking down the street with an ipod and his hat is backwards! Maybe YOU should move to Bay, but somehow I think they might have the same opinion of you. Peace out baby!
Ashley Riddle July 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Aw that's incredible! They were all such great people.
Rita August 30, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Some things are not always what they seem.. I am sure a few of these people are receiving more than just donations. The kid needs to be in school.
Chu Bbakka August 30, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Rita, What do you mean "receiving more than just donations"? As of the time this article was written school was not even in session. And you ever hear of homeschooling or K12.com?
Chu Bbakka August 30, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Lori, the other reader was wrong. The cops did not check anyone's ID. They was responding to a report that "Some kids were spray painting on a vehicle" which was true. We was painting the word "PEACE" and the Peace sign and the Alien Head on the bus. When these pictures was taken the paint had not even completely dried.
Chu Bbakka August 30, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Johnny V, He had his face covered because he had just got finished painting with sprat paint and when you use spray paint you cover your nose and mouth so you do not breath the over spray.
Chu Bbakka August 30, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Rebbecca and Johnny V, I do work when and where I can. There are not a lot of jobs available for an disabled person in an Electric Wheelchair. The work I do best is running a Mobile Free Kitchen. Feeding the hungry wherever I find them. I do not look for handouts. Many things are given to me out of the kindness of People"s hearts. Other things I work, earn and/or barter for. Johnny, I wish I had been a teen back in the 70's. Maybe you should write a book about it. Call it "How I Started As A Hippie, Then Lost My Values, Turned to The Corporations To Scratch Out A Living And Turned Into A Judgmental Yuppie."
Chu Bbakka August 30, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Trudy, I'm 46 as of this month. The "very young boy" is my son and he is 5. He is the only person under the age of 18 on board. Where did you see "absolute filth"?? How "close" did you get? Across the parking lot??? At the time there was only 1 dog (shown in the 1st pic) and how can you tell the animal was "filthy", the dog is BLACK.
Chu Bbakka August 30, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Another great article was written about us. http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/high-weirdness-at-edgewater/Content?oid=3026961
Johnny V. September 02, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Hey Chu, I don't suppose you are homeschooling your child.....are you??
Johnny V. September 02, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Glad to see they "was" responding to something when these pictures "was" taken.
Jessica Swartz January 24, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Ok. I just get to read this, and I'm nauseous. I'm a 2002 alumni of ALHS, and lived my entire life in that city, and I wouldn't trade my past for anything in the world. I'm shocked that my son, his father, and their family have sparked such heated debates. Yes, you haters out there. That 5 year old is my son, Alex. He's smart, clean, and perfectly fine despite the "deplorable conditions" you say he's raised in. While you all waste months of your life firing insults at each other over the internet, my son lives a life away from television, video games, and bullying by his classmates, and he LEARNS how to be a human being by helping the needy. I couldn't want anything more that for my oldest son to grow up with tolerance and acceptance... two values that Dr. Ross made our classes learn through our entire curriculum. Seeing my son raised maybe not with a silver spoon in his mouth but with a rapidly expanding heart makes me smile every day.


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