Two years and nine months seem like a blur. How is possible for time to move so quickly?
I wonder that all the time.
At this point, we have stopped traveling now for the last 5 months and we are in the state of Montana… I know what you must be thinking… “In your last set of entries, you said you were still in Connecticut.”
It has been a long time since my last entry. I truly thought I would have updated as we went along, or at least that was my intention. -laughs- It seems you will not always find an internet connection while on the road, and steady campground wifi is a fickle thing and I suggest using a booster. It’s worth it. Also password protect it so other can’t piggy back off you and steal all your signal. -winks- Well worth the effort.
Well first off, I want to say we have thought about returning to the road everyday since we have stopped. It has become an internal struggle: To Stay or To Go
For as many hardships we experienced on the road, in all we were truly blessed. Only 1 serious illness (suffered by my husband and I), but No serious injuries. No serious car fails. Well i guess that isn’t completely true. Let me think about this… We started October 2011 in the Van. Rented a house in South Carolina 2012. Bounced between Florida and Connecticut 2012-2013 and December 2013 we officially got on the road with the kids AND the camper. January 2014 our engine spun a rod, costing us $10,000. Ugh.
We traveled to 28 states in 14 months.
- Yellow: States Started & Stopped
- Green: States Traveled During Our Trip
- Red: States Still Waiting to be Seen
Life the last few months has been fairly amazing. We are living the country dream. -smiles-
But is this life for us?
I wake up every morning about 6 am to take the puppies out, feed and water them. Feed and water the chickens, let them out of their coop. Loop around the house to the garden.
Awe! The Garden!
Loaded with Onions, Garlic, Corn, Peas, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Watermelons, Pumpkins, Cantaloupes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Spinach, Lettuce, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cucumber, Lima Beans, Soy Beans, Basil, Rosemary, Parsley, Mint, Peppers…
85 feet by 45 feet.
What a master piece and a cluster f#ck! -laughs-
I also walk the yard for wild flowers. Check on the figs, and the pears…
It’s a very simple life.
The kids are about to complete their 1st year of homeschooling. 8 more days… Man, what an experience! We did most the year with straight homeschooling, the last few months completely an online public school. That was INTENSE!
I found so many holes in my teachings and yet some things; they knew like the back of their hands, a full grade early. Both kids would like to return to regular public school next year. Due to lack of a social life. Part of me is so Happy. -smiles- But the other part of me really enjoyed it. I believe that I have collected enough materials to home school the babies. So I have started pre-school with the younger 2 while finishing up the last 8 days of the older 2 online school.
So… Big news…
True to our ever Gypsy ways we have decided that we did this all wrong and we must come full circle. As of June 19th we are moving back to Connecticut.
Now I know what you must be thinking!
-laughs- Well, it’s complicated. It’s all about money if you must know the truth. Minimal wage here in South Carolina is well, just too minimal. And we have to crack down and really save right for an RV. We traveled for the last 10 months but we didn’t really do it right. So we are going home to hang with our friends while we try this again.
We got married September 6, 2009 on our 9th year together.
We wanted to get married on 9-9-09 of our 9th year but the 9th was a Wednesday and the 6th was a Sunday of Labor Day Weekend…
None the less, we got married in Jacksonville Beach, Fl where we first met.
The wedding started at 6:30am
While I was getting ready
Bill was patiently waiting
We had a Full Moon behind us…
It was so Beautiful
Finally it’s time
The board walk felt a mile long
On this day, I married my Best Friend
They said it was to rain all morning. Instead, it rained around us.
And then the Amazing Sunrise
It was such a joy to see all our friends and family come together
And a Kick Ass Kinda Day!!!