For me, it started with a dream of boats and wide open spaces. While growing up in Oklahoma City can’t be described as exactly living in a concrete jungle, it also wasn’t the exactly the great wide open either. I then spent several years in Chicago, which really was the concrete jungle before returning once again to Oklahoma.
And yet, my favorite memories are of traveling through wide open vistas, whether family camping trips through Big Bend, TX, backpacking in New Mexico or any number of bicycle trips. After seeing quite a few of those American vistas, I thought the next wide open space to visit would be the ocean.
Grace wasn’t so convinced. I mean despite the fact that I don’t know much about sailing, I might have an issue with sea sickness and I don’t have enough money for a yacht, I didn’t see any real obstacles. However, we judiciously decided to set our sights a little bit more conservatively for our next plans.
Grace never had the chance to travel much and while I’ve traveled quite a bit in the US, I’ve never spent long periods of time out in the wild.
So, that’s where this new dream of getting a travel trailer and heading out to see the United States. This blog will tell our story as we start paring down and prepare for our great new adventure.
Hooray! I’m sure I’ll have lots of unsolicited advice. For starters, two things:
1. Don’t hurry. Linger, linger, linger.
2. Install Postmatic here before Jetpack enslaves you! You kind of have to since you know the developer 😉
Keep with all the unsolicited advice you want to give. You and Ann are both experts and inspirations in our books! Our hope is to only move as frequently as the desire for pleasant weather makes us move which should hopefully allow us to bask in the locations.
Postmatic is installed and I feel thoroughly chastised. I will work to integrate it in a more tidy fashion soon, the website is certainly a work in progress!
Woohoo! When the chastisement wears off you’ll love, and I’ll enjoy advising from my inbox.