Well, here we are in Arizona, doing something I never thought we would be doing. We have left our home, family and friends to set out on adventure. We packed ourselves (my husband and I), my two children, our dog and turtle and traveled over 2,200 miles in our new 32-foot bunkhouse Class C RV.
How it began
My friend, Risherrah, and I took a moms’ weekend trip to the mountains of Western North Carolina. I felt as if I needed this trip, to get away and refresh for a bit. It was a relaxing weekend. We did a lot of driving and talking and drinking coffee and more talking. We decided to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway, ride around and enjoy the views. Along the way, we stopped at the Folk Art Center.
While at the Folk Art Center we were looking at the national park passports for kids. The kids take their passports to different national parks and have it stamped. Each park has their own unique stamp. Risherrah and I were discussing what national park was the closet to us when a man nearby answered the question for us. We got into a discussion with him.
He was very knowledgeable about the state parks. We came to find out that he and his wife sold everything they own at home and bought a travel trailer. They have been traveling the United States with their two children. The husband works a month or so at a time and then they travel about nine months out of the year. They travel frugally and take advantage of free activities and campsites that are low in cost.
Their philosophy was this: why give corporate America the very best years of your lives and then hope to live/make t to retirement where you then may or may not be able to enjoy it. They themselves were in their early to middle 20s. I remember standing there thinking that their story was amazing and realizing that this is my dream. I have always wanted to travel and see the world.
As we continued to talk I mentioned that I am a nurse and
My name is Jessica. My friend and I met you and your wife and boys at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway the end of last April. You shared with us your travels and philosophy. When my friend told you I was a nurse you encouraged me and told me how easy it would be for me to travel.
I am absolutely so grateful that you reached out to tell us about your new found journey! Although we are terrible about blogging(so busy doing stuff) I am glad you guys are doing it! So far you are the 11th family to have joined us on this adventure! I can’t wait to follow your story! Feel free to email as long as you like 🙂 and as often. We are currently in Colorado for the winter and we love it. We are hiking and soon to be skiing.