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Onto Richmond!

We are officially one month into our adventure! Time has sped by and our “adjustment period” has come to an end. Our initial plan was to vacation with family in Topsail, and from there we would start our journey by heading north. I have never been so happy to not have a plan go as planned. By spending a month in North Carolina before heading north, we were able to...

*UPDATED* Q&A’s

When we first started telling people about our upcoming journey, we were usually asked the same several questions. I recently sat down with some long lost friends in Charlotte, NC to catch up and see my not-so-little Girl Scouts. We joked that what was suppose to be “catching up,” turned into an interview about of our journey. I loved every second of it...

First Destination: High Point, NC

The final days before pulling out of our driveway, the final boxes were taped up, the truck was loaded for storage, and the camper was stocked full with all of the crap we thought we needed. This is what our week has consisted of. This is what  our weekend will consist of, as well. Playing Tetris in our 10×10 storage unit with all of our worldly...

Keep Calm!

T-minus 12 days! We are in the final stages of wrapping up our suburban life to hit the open road. Typing twelve days made me a bit sick to my stomach. I am not nervous about the actual trip itself but for the amount of work that still has to be done. We have had a to do list since making this decision in April. The problem with this list, is that every time I cross...

Our New Home

After trimming all the trees, and backing up the new camper for the hundredth time, we were finally able to unhook, level, and pull down the steps. As we put out the awning and slides, I realized just how ridiculous this camper was. After making the decision of our year long adventure, we quickly realized that our current Keystone Outback 312BHQ travel trailer would...

OBX

During the months following up to spring break, we decided to do a long trip and stay for a week in the Outer Banks, NC. If we could survive a week, perhaps we could survive a month on the road this summer. Easy peasy. Right? Well… a week in a camper makes you realize just how small your space is. We assumed that most of our time would be spent outdoors: cooking...

Remaining 2017 Trips

Once we survived our first trip, we started discussing where we head off to next. Thankfully, the next few trips were more organized and set up was better executed. In August 2017, we stayed at Dan River Campground in Stoneville, NC. This trip challenged us with an unlevel site and a crap load of mosquitoes, but we lived and had a great time. Our wise neighbors had...

First Camping Trip EVER

Deep Creek Tubing and Campground Bryson City, NC July 14th- 16th   Our first camping trip was a week after bringing home the camper. In the weeks leading up to our first trip, we had bought everything we thought we would need for the inside and outside. We lacked experience with not only unhooking and setting up a camper at a site, but camping in general. Since...

Before Willie…

We bought tickets for the Wizard of Oz event on The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for our children’s godparents for Christmas. About a month before the actual event, we started looking for a place to stay. Not a whole lot there, and I’m talking mostly campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. I thought it would be fun to tent camp, since we own a tent...