Biobus Day 2: fuel line problems, no sink, CNN, San Diego

Ethan and were late to leave for our interview on CNN because the countertop and sink for the bus – which were supposed to be delivered last night – were still M.I.A. I was not happy and Ethan was trying his best to get the contractor guy on the phone. Finally, at 7:20, the guy called Ethan back – “we’ll be there in 20 minutes.”

Needless to say, they showed up at 7:50, but took another 15 minutes to install the sink. It looks good now, eh?

We prayed to the angels of LA traffic to give us a quick trip to the studio – it was our only chance. I wish I could tell you that this was the only malfunction we had today, but alas, the road has a strange way of greeting us with challenges.  (see below)

We made it to CNN – and just barely. They rushed us off to make up and we were prepped for our interview. I never had worn make up before today, but I definitely understand why people on television wear all the stuff: I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked in the mirror… I looked like I had actually gotten a good night sleep!

The interview was fun and we got to meet some cool people there too, including actress/surfers/activists Tanna Frederick. Check out her DOT and a sneak preview of Ethan being interviewed for CNN.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b71r2zI7Yw[/youtube]

Then, we were off to San Diego. Or so we thought… check out this video explaining the trials of the day. Ethan is a self-taught diesel mechanic, and a clever, clever man… but after an hour of testing fuel lines and our electrical system for the problem, we tried a little ‘Crazy Uncle’ wisdom… just hit the darn thing. And you know what? It WORKED! We were back in business.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQJScysyVjs[/youtube]

We made it to San Diego to present some of that amazing ACE assembly to students at two summer camps and then a group of them came out to explore the bus.  And we had fun.

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