The Bus Ride to Conquer Cancer…

It was supposedly “The CLIMB to Conquer Cancer” but we certainly spent a lot of time on buses.  School buses.

So I joined my friends Princess, Max, Esther and Elmer on the Climb to Conquer Cancer this morning, which consists mainly of walking about six miles to the top of South Mountain but ALSO consists of multiple rides on real school buses to get to and from the parking area and also down the mountain after hiking to the top. I realized that in all the years since I last rode a school bus (be nice) the technology has NOT CHANGED AT ALL. Even the windows have the exact same “squeeze in on both sides and slide up or down” kind of latches. And either the seats seem so close together:


or maybe I am bigger. I’m not sure what I expected; maybe drop-down DVD screens, a small Starbucks counter or at least wireless internet access. Nada.

And check out this little guy who made it to the top!


Had a wonderful time; wish you were there.

2 thoughts on “The Bus Ride to Conquer Cancer…

  1. mom Monday February 25, 2008 at 5:42 am Reply

    sounds like fun and was it warm? How long did it take?

  2. Carol Thursday February 28, 2008 at 11:27 am Reply

    Was there a camera in front of the bus? Did you rumble with the driver? Will we see you on CNN?

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