The Storm before the Calm

I lay here quietly way past my bedtime trying to allow the breathing thing to happen. We've been so busy getting ready to go, emptying the house, coordinating pick ups and drop offs, saying our goodbyes, we can't even get those excited jitters before you go on a exciting vacation.¬†And…

Maiden Voyage

I'll keep this short. We bought a Ram 1500. Tow capacity 11500lbs, but the tongue weight (where the trailer hitch to the back) is where we may have an issue. We bought a Coachmen Apex travel trailer with a bunk house. Marcella has her own room, and so do we,…

Reworking the plan

Remember what I said last blog about staying small and towing with the Durango? Yeah.... ain't gonna happen. We simply miscalculated the towing capacity numbers and have thus far shot giant holes in our feet. We have to "return" a new car. Really, you can only trade it in and…

The Search Begins

The First Pass The reality of our decision is not only sinking in but it is consuming our every thought, almost every minute. We have practically already lived out the trip ahead of us in our minds and are vascillating between mounting excitement and this phantom satisfaction of having already…

Less is More

A Shift We reached a turning point. The realization that this life we are leading is not the one we want for ourselves or our baby. I suppose it's been happening slowly, at least for me. Matt would have probably done this years ago without me, but we are journeying…