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#154 This Is What Forever Feels Like


I hope Emma and Sven come back soon. I hope they got to the road. I wish I was on the road. I think I’m at the bottom of this angry river. I wish the river would feel better and calm down.

I don’t like being all alone. Eduardo doesn’t say anything so he also is horrible at making me feel better.

The river tipped me on my side. I tried to tell it No I don’t belong on my side what are you doing? But it didn’t even care. I can’t get up by myself. I hope Sven can lift me when he comes back.

I wondered if this means I can’t go to Argentina. I don’t think I can go like this. And everything feels bad. My engine and my insides and I think I broke one of my windows. But if I can’t go to Argentina where are Sven and Emma going to live? What if I have to stay here forever?

I thought about what forever would feel like.

Well, in case I have to stay here forever, I better get used to it I told me. But then I didn’t know how to get used to it because I really didn’t like it here.

Well, Emma says when you’re in a new place you should learn the language so you can make new friends. So I waited a while until a fish swam by and said Hello fish, I live here now too! Can you teach me how to live in a river? But the fish didn’t care just like the river. People are rude at the bottom of rivers. Maybe they don’t like being here either.

Well I always wondered what it would be like to swim so I guess now I get to learn I told the rude fish. But then I realized I can’t move and swimming is hard, so I just kept being on my side.

I hope Sven and Emma come back soon. I told them I’d be right here.


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Big Emma

Big Emma is a VW Bus. She was born in 1975 and since then has been on many adventurous trips. She is currently on her most ambitious journey yet, traveling with her companions, Emma and Sven, from Alaska to Argentina.
Big Emma likes gasoline, roads, and Buddy. She’s not big on salt water or thieves.


  1. I think Big Emma really knew that Emma and Sven would not lever her there alone forever.
    They would never leave her all alone for too long.

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