I've had a few people tell me that they're confused about how to get into the meat of the site. Actually, they said they didn't think I'd had time to put anything on the site as they only ever saw this page. I'm pretty much up-to-date, and its all by month. Right above this, see the months? Click on the month and it will bring you to what and where for that time-frame. I'm updating December now that I have internet connection after over a month of none.
The adventure begins. As of July 19, we are on our way.
OK, we were supposed to be off and rolling on the 16th. The best laid plans and all that. Suffice it to say we have too much stuff. We have saved and packed too much stuff. I'm convinced that when we unpack the pods we're going be saying " and we packed that why?"
We already know we packed away things we need and we brought things we don't. But, in the whirlwind that was the last six weeks with the frenzy of purging 16 years of stuff ... not to mention the crap we moved into this house that we didn't need in the first place (but I'm not mentioning that), its amazing it all got done at all.
Cooper, of course, was a great help. I don't know how I woulda packed all that stuff without him.
A special thanks to Mare for the garage sale; Greg for all the moving and purging help ... he helped us move into this house so full circle here ... and he didn't hassle the animals this time that I know of; and to Randy for helping us actually get on the road.
The toughest part is recognizing that we are not on vacation but that we have changed our lifestyle and we're not expected at work by 9:00. It's tough, you may not believe that. Convincing myself that I have to get up to work out in the morning. This week has been good. I am working out...not early but before breakfast. We are getting a lot of exercise hiking, but that isn't he same for me. But I am back, securely, in my size 3 jeans. Except for the Samoa cookhouse but that's another story. Its scarey, I won't deny all that, and I miss my house and my friends, but you can't look back. This is all a change in attitudes. To loosly quote the great philosopher, Jimmy Buffet: there is too much to see waiting in front of me that I can't look backward to long.
So, here we go. On the road on our Big Adventure. We're headed north. At this point. We'd hoped to hit Alaska this year, but there's no way we can do that and be back in the Bay area by October end. Not unless we want to drive 500+ miles every day and we just don't want to do that. We want to see someplace interesting and stop. A day, two days, whatever. Can't mosey 3100 miles and back in 3 months...that ain't moseying. But, we've never been up the coast of Oregon so we are doing that. Come on and join us.