Newly arrived mobilebooth facilitator Sarah Kramer gets a Montana welcome on her first day in Missoula. New Yorkers beware!
One of our favorite things about Chicago is the daily bike ride to and from the booth along the shimmering Lakeshore
Here’s a simulation.
New MobileBooth facilitator Rani Shankar shamed veteran facilitator Brett Myers, who is staying on through the opening day in Chicago to help train her and her partner Nick Yulman. She employed expert navigation techniques to get the booth to its new home in front of Chicago’s Field Museum without a single hitch. Brett had set the bar a little lower. His motto was "If we’re lost for less than half a day, we’re doing pretty well!"
The open road can be a mighty lonesome place when you are tasked with keeping safe the prettiest mobile recording booth on the planet and the most talented facilitators in the universe, but StoryCorps Advance Coordinator Zac Barr shoulders that responsibility with a wink and a smile, here on Interstate 94, en route to Chicago, Illinois.
On our way to Chicago, we stopped at the home of Franklin and Polly, friends of StoryCorps.
They fed us lunch and lemonade, shared their stories, and gave us precise directions to downtown Chicago.
It was such a perfect afternoon that it took us all an extra hour just to peel ourselves off of their front yard and back into the truck for the remaining trip. Thank you, Franklin and Polly, for making your home feel like our home.
On this, the last day in Ann Arbor, facilitators Nick Yulman and Rani Shankar (left) take over the helm of MobileBooth East. To welcome these two touring wonders into their new roles, facilitators Carolyn Bancroft and Brett Myers topped off the previous night’s Middle Eastern feast with a bounty of homemade ice cream on the front porch of their wonderful bed & breakfast.
Well, actually kids love StoryCorps stickers. Children under the age of ten aren’t able to participate, but they can certainly enjoy our tchotchkes. This cute little guy had come all they way from Tokyo, Japan, to visit his grandmother Penny.