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.   

*Editor's note: This is the most awesome blog post, ever.

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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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