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Traveling on Greyhound

Updated on February 27, 2019

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A lot of people used to think I was crazy because I liked traveling cross country on a Greyhound bus. For me it was convenient & easier then trying to drive myself across the country to visit family. I didn't have to worry about getting lost, falling asleep at the wheel, running out of gas, having a flat tire or any mechanical problems.

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Now some of my children & I have gone from Arizona-New England on a greyhound bus; sometimes a few of us went together and sometimes my children went alone when they were older. First thing I always did was ask them what part of the country they wanted to see, then I would check out bus schedules online to find the route that would go through the locations they wanted. I would always print out the itinerary, so everyone knew where to change buses and how long they would have to stay in each location. If I was not traveling with them, then I also got the phone numbers for those bus stations so I could call them when they arrived.

Now going from AZ-ME can take about 3-4 days on an average trip. For some that is to long to sit in a seat next to a stranger that hasn't had a shower (not very many bus stations have showers & the ones that do, I never seem to stay at long).

And I really think McDonald's & Greyhound must be owned by the same person because there is a McDonald's nearby almost every bus-stop. If you're lucky then the driver will make a pit stop in some hidden-away little town's country store.

Just make sure to keep track of all your luggage: bags that you bring onto the bus with you and also the luggage that is put underneath the bus. You are responsible to make sure it gets onto the next bus when you need to change buses. Keep extra luggage tags with you in case your nametag gets ripped off the luggage underneath. I have gotten so now, I don't bring to a lot of luggage on my trips because I hate dragging it around bus stations.

"Greyhound Bus~2005" Poem

 While waiting for the greyhound bus
everyone is making a fuss
weighing their bags
filling out their luggage tags.

People rushed around the station,
trying to get to their next location.
They start pushing for the front of the line.
Kids are tired or bored and start to whine.

Having a bus that's 2 hours late,
is something you have to tolerate.
Seats got filled with new faces,
all going to far-away places.

Ended up sitting with a strange looking dude,
with big arms that were all tattooed.
Anyone who wasn't used to this way of travel,
had nerves that started to unravel.

It got dark & I got tired
but think this dude was slightly wired.
Sleep was something he didn't comprehend.
He was out to make a new friend.

He finally got to his destination
all ready to start his vacation.
He grabbed his stuff and we said farewell,
as he waited for his sister, Danielle.

I had to change to a new bus
It wasn't as crowded, which was a plus.
Could finally stretch out and sleep
everyone was quiet-couldn't hear a peep.

In St. Louis, we missed our next ride
but another bus was waiting outside.
The new driver said he'd make up time,
but we forgot to tell him that speeding was a crime.

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