Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 1-1-11

The New Year is here and we are ready for adventure! Well, I am ready for a vacation really, but that is not what we signed up for. This month will be the busiest and craziest month of all. The boys are now officially out of public school so starting Monday that schooling is all on us. A bit daunting, but exciting too. Greg is going to be the primary homeschooler on the road, but this month with him working and finishing up the camper, I will be the teacher. Eesh! Am I smarter then a 2nd grader? Hope so!

We still have to fix up and rent out our house, finish the camper, compact my office into a brief case, close Greg's biz, file the taxes, school the kids, run my biz, fix up and sell both cars and small pop up camper and get rid of, store and sell all the rest of our stuff! I got all crazy and put all our belongings on Craiglist yesterday and I already sold our bedroom furniture!! They will pick it up next week so, seems I will be sleeping on the floor for a month!

I am half way between elated and nervous. At times, I wish we were moved in the camper and on our way and and other times, when I fall into my big comfy bed, I try to soak up as much of this "comfy" life as I can. I do love my long hot showers and will miss that part too! I am also feeling sadness from the thought of untangling my life from my neighbors, friends and family here. I will really miss my girls especially my monthly bunko and my weekly bible study. The boys are sad at times too. Yesterday Zane says ; " Mom, you know we don't really have to go on this trip." I said; " What?!? Mommy and Daddy have been working for over a year to get ready for this trip... we are going!" Everyday I bring up all the awesome things they are going to experience on this trip and then they get excited again. Lots of mixed feelings for all of us.

Our friends Mike and Windy, who we met while cruising our sailboat down the Mexican Coast in 1996 are now embarking on another adventure themselves. They, like us went cruising on thier sailboat in 1996/1998. We met in Cabo San Lucus and became fast friends. After cruising we all settled back into our suburban lives and we each had 2 kids. Now in our 40's we are all on the same page off to creating our own adventures again, sans kids this time! Theyre cruising from Puerto Vallarta Mexico up the coast to Washington and beyond. You can also follow their adventures on

Well, that is enough for now, time to tuck to boys in and pass out!




  1. Do you need an air mattress? Turns out we have a couple!

  2. Damn that's a handsome family at the bottom of your post... In the spirit of what Project Pragmatizo is all about, and the coming holiday, thought I would share this: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?’" -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  3. Welcome to life on the road! I came across your blog from FOTR. We are members as well. We have traveled for the past 4 years, but only the last year in a travel trailer (ours is a 1982 I think). We have 3 young ones.... 9, 7, and 5. They miss their NY family and home, but love the road so much more! The possibilities are endless and the people we meet are truly amazing! We are in MD currently and actually are planning our next place in CA next month. Of course that can change! :) Wish you the best as you set off! Tracy