Instead of dwelling on the bitter actions of their unfaithful boyfriend, 19-year-old Abi Roberts, 18-year-old Bekah King, and 21-year-old Morgan Tabor came up with a better idea to get over the breakup.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on July 19, 2021. It has since been updated.
Last month three young women, who didn't really know each other, set out on a tour of the West. According to Good Morning America, the vacationing strangers had one thing in common: they were cheated on by the same person. Instead of dwelling on the bitter actions of their unfaithful boyfriend, 19-year-old Abi Roberts from Salt Lake City, 18-year-old Bekah King, and 21-year-old Morgan Tabor, both of whom live in Boise, came up with a better idea to get over the breakup. They bought a 30-year-old school bus, and spent over two and a half months renovating it before setting out on a trip for the summer.
It's been almost a month since the trio set out on their trip. They have been documenting their unusual adventure on their Instagram page named "The BAM Bus," which has the first initials of each of them. "We’re living our dream life, having a blast," shared Tabor, per Washington Post. "It’s incredible to think that it happened because of him." While the three of them are having the time of their lives right now, it wasn't the same a few months back when they found out about their boyfriend. They struck up an unexpected friendship in December after Tabor became suspicious and uncovered the truth.
Tabor, who works at an organic produce company, had been dating the 20-year-old college student on and off for many years but had recently agreed to date exclusively. Then one day, she noticed that her boyfriend, who lives down the street from her parents' place in Boise, was messaging several women and even receiving flirty comments on his social media posts. "I had this uneasy feeling that I couldn’t shake, so I looked up one of the girls’ names on Instagram," she recalled, adding, "Almost all of the photos on this girl’s page showed her with this guy who I’d thought was my boyfriend."
So, Tabor decided to contact the woman on Instagram, who was left equally shocked. But they didn't stop there and went on to find Roberts, an artist and student at Utah State University, after spotting her on their boyfriend's social media accounts. "When Morgan contacted me, it was the most insane feeling ever," said Roberts, who began her relationship with the 20-year-old during Halloween last year thinking it was exclusive. "This guy had literally slept at my house the night before, kissed me goodbye and said he was driving back to Boise [from Utah] to visit his family," she shared.
But instead of doing that, he arrived at Tabor's house where she was FaceTiming Roberts. "We were talking, and I suddenly heard his car outside and he came to the door with flowers," Tabor recounted. Instead of hanging up, she used this opportunity to bust her boyfriend. "Hey, look here. I’ve made some new friends," she told him. "Watching his face drop when he saw who I was talking to on FaceTime was the most cinematic moment ever." When the man found himself on the spot, he tried to convince the two that there was nothing wrong with dating more than one woman at a time, but neither of the two fell it.
Next, he began dating King, who was working as a medical receptionist. "Just two hours after he’d been confronted by Morgan and Abi and told them he was going to become a changed man, he was messaging me, asking to hang out," said King, who began dating him in 2020. "I was as shocked as anyone to find out what he’d been up to." But that's not all, after digging a little more, they found "at least six women he’d been seeing." After the betrayal, they decided to focus more on themselves and create a bond stronger than any man could break.
"We started in Boise, Idaho, where the whole build-out took place, and then we traveled east through Idaho," Roberts told Good Morning America. "We went to some really cool hot springs through Ketchum, which is a beautiful area there. And then we went through the Grand Tetons, which was so much fun. And then we went through Jackson, through Yellowstone. We were just in Bozeman, Montana, and now we're back near Yellowstone." Tabor added, "We're winging it a little bit. Like we have a rough draft route, but we're open to not following it. Kind of just opportunities and people we meet, we'll go from there." They are sharing their story hoping that it would help others who may find themselves in a similar situation.
"Something we love to share with everyone, and especially girls who are maybe in a similar situation or going through something, is just to keep your head up. Keep going, you got this!" expressed Tabor. "Surround yourself with people that lift you up and don't tear you down, because I think that's what happened with all of us like in our different relationships with the same guy. I think there is a lot of tearing down and it sucks," added Roberts.
Cover image source: Instagram | @the.bam.bus