We took off like a heard of turtles in our super roomy and powerful Honda Pilot;). We did maintain our timeline which is crazy considering we broke down in the middle of nowhere, Montana. Our random breakdown only put us back 4 hours, thanks to Nick’s inability to accept No and his ability to power […]
Read More Made it with Only 136 Bathroom Breaks!
Boy, do I have a lot to catch everyone up on…We made it home after another 40 hour trek with a week’s stay in Minnesota. It was fairly uneventful considering, well, that it’s us;). We spent a lovely month between home and the cabin and had some great visits but it’s time to get back […]
Read More Another Rocky Start!!
I wasn’t exactly sure what I should write in this post – we’ve had some ‘exciting’ moments mixed in with a bit of the routine we’ve fallen into. I never want to offend anyone with content BUT we love to be real so please use caution if you continue reading, I cover everything from Gunner […]
Read More Hot Weather, Head Wounds, and Diarrhea??
Snakes – Our new reality!! Apparently the Rattle Snakes down here in Texas have stopped Rattling as a new defense. The rattling attracts Wild Boars, which apparently eat Snakes. Nick came across 2 snakes the other day, both very poisionous. Geeze, good thing our dogs are soooo smart. I’ve been trying to figure out why […]
Read More ‘Black on Red – You’re Dead’
We made it through the border everyone!! Yay! To be honest, it took about an hour for the guards to let us pass – we may have started sweating a bit by the 45 minute mark. Mostly I couldn’t imagine turning back around after the day we had before. We made our way through Montana […]
Read More Mullets, Masks, and Compression Socks
Day 1!! Can you feel the excitement in the air? We’re all packed up, I’ve checked my 5 page list 17 times, Let’s do this Willard’s. Let me walk you through our day: 6:30 am – Wake Up – Press Snooze 6:45 am – 8 am – Roll out of bed, make coffee, a road […]
Read More Bit of a Bumpy Start!
So…How about this Pandemic?? What an entirely crazy and unexpected year. If I could go back in time and tell myself anything it would be to hug the heck out of everyone! I mean, I’m sure there’s more practical advice I could pass on but if you know me, I’m a hugger and it’s been […]
Read More Kids, Let’s Go On An Adventure…..Again….Finally!
Back Packing is my travel background – Stuffing whatever I could carry in my Rucksack, trying not to make it too heavy because one day you might find yourself on a Hostel Floor (which is seedy, at best) throwing out half of the contents because the reality of carrying this bag for months on end […]
Read More What Have We Learned?
and we have survived! Houston was such a great place to stop and visit but eventually we had to make our way back to Minnesota, I was getting Low on the the High Grade Deodorant after all;) Once we arrived we had another 20 hour road trip under our belts – piece of cake! I […]
Read More 4 Months on the Road
And deodorant is a must! It took us 45 hours to Drive here from Canada (Grande Prairie, to be exact)….45 hours, are we crazy?? Yes, Certifiable I bet – We better ask Jill;) The Kids travelled so well, we can’t complain but when we hit Houston City Limits we just couldn’t wait to get to […]
Read More Failure is NOT an Option