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Home sweet home

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Yes, we finally made it home. 850 miles in a day and a half to get here, but we made it safe and sound. The house was in good shape when we arrived, just needs a good cleaning. Forgot how big 2 thousand sq ft is…..


Proper summary post to come when we get caught up here.

The journey begins

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

It’s seemed like forever away when we started talking about this but it is really here.  As we pulled out of the driveway I was faced with a multitude of emotions ranging from excitement and joy to sadness and wonder.  This will truly be an adventure of a lifetime; I hope we do it justice!  As I wiped the tears away and our house grew smaller in the rearview mirror, a smile started to come over my face thinking about the future and possibilities.


Chris on the other hand was also faced with a multitude of emotions; most of them were related to nervousness about remembering everything that needed to be done as we left and towing the behemoth that is now our home.


Here we are leaving our driveway. Julie and Chris, Thanks for the pix

On our way out the driveway

On our way out the driveway



Almost there…..

Saturday, November 1st, 2008
Hmmm, where am I going to put all my stuff?????

Hmmm, where am I going to put all my stuff?????

Well, the time is fast approaching when we will be pulling out to start our adventure.  Each day the reality of compacting a 2000 square foot house into a 35 foot fifth wheel becomes more real.  As each of the services are turned off I am reminded that a simpler time is ahead.  First it was the newspaper, but we figured out quickly that it is easily accessible online.  Next the phone and internet… Thank goodness for a wireless world.  Yesterday it was the cable, much to my father’s chagrin, as he will be visiting this weekend and who is a self professed sports junkie.  Next Friday will be the water and garbage, wow did we forget anything? 


Although the idea for this trip has been long coming, it was always an anticipated way of life in retirement… Sometimes you just have to take advantage of what life deals you.  The planets have aligned, the contracts are signed, and goodbyes are under way.  


We are looking forward to sharing some stories, pictures, and travel destinations that top our list.  Hopefully you will communicate through our blog(s) or you can email each of us at or


Can’t wait to hear from you…


And for those of you who said you were going to visit us on the road… well talk is cheaper than travel so pay upJ




A special hello to Mrs. Wolgast’s class  


I’m looking forward to hearing from you with stories of your successful school year and questions about the trip.