the bathrooms stink, the bus depots are depressing and I once sat next to a recently released San Quentin prisoner for 4 hours on greyhound.
but I've also met some really incredible people on the bus. One man told me his story of heading down to Mexico to try to bring his family to the States and was very nervous about how he was going to execute this.
With that said, The greyhound is always a slow journey.
...and that's the beauty of it. Driving through each state is an incredibly intimate & tedious experience.