This past Saturday kicked off our 2-day "Under the Bus" program funded by a grant from the "Community Foundation". Together with Boy Scout Troop 24, we began the New York State inspection process on our Ford Model "A" School bus so that I can utilize it to bring educational programs to schools and other local community events. Our master mechanic (Don Buesing) and jr. mechanic (Jacob Kamen) led the way as we went item by item, focusing on its location, design, purpose and functionality. By the end of the program we all had grease on our hands, our clothes smelled like gas, and our understanding and knowledge was tremendously increased! In other words, we learned a lot, and we couldn't have been happier!
After the crowd had dissipated, I had the opportunity to sit in the driver seat and take a piece of history for a few spins around the parking lot. With Don talking me through the process, I have to say that the maiden voyage was a success! I can't wait for "day two"!