Into the Wild...USA: RV style

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It's been a long time coming: our idea which turned into a lot of researching, then planning, which led to organizing, and finally the beginning of the realization of our dream. Having each other to support the possibilities of taking things a step further and with the additional support of our family and friends who encourage us to pursue our goals, we decided to finally take a leap and just go for it! Karen, Steve's mom, gave us a magnetic Thoreau quote that sums it all up, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."

Steve and I have been wanting to go on a round-the-world trip since before we even met. The shared interest fueled the fire and by the time we were getting married, we had tentative plans to go on the voyage for our honeymoon. One thing led to another and instead we found ourselves back in Asia for fifteen months, a perfect stepping stone for our travels. Having one of us employed (Steve) and the other to sort our travel arrangements (Wendy), we were a dynamic duo exploring South East Asia.

Upon returning to America, we had hopes that we could somehow keep Steve employed and take a sort of sabbatical for a year but that didn't work out so we had a serious decision to make, one year of traveling the world or possibly longer to travel around the US too?! (Not going on the world trip was never an option!) Well, I'm sitting here in our 34 ft recreational vehicle (RV)/motorhome/home on wheels/"Big B" in the Grand Canyon. I guess that answers the question.

We are at a point in our lives where nothing is tying us down, we've gotten rid of (or stored what's left of) most of our tangible belongings and are ready to start a new travel odessey. Having spent most of our adult lives living in/traveling foreign countries (besides the few years on an island in the Pacific...Oahu, Hawaii), we decided to focus the initial jouney within the continental United States.

We want to reunite with our family and friends. We want to learn more about our country of citizenship. We want to take in the beauty and excitement of the country we call home. Then, we plan to travel the world and be better ambassadors of the United States of America!

  • Touching Down in San Diego
  • Memorable Moments from the road 2011
Trip Start Oct 01, 2010
Trip End Oct 01, 2011

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