Jul 16

The Road Less Travelled

by in America, Everyday Journeys, US Road Trip 2014

It’s 4.30 in the morning and the gravity of what we are doing has just hit. Why not have a baby, take a 15 month career break, vacate your comfy Manhattan apartment, sell your worldly possessions, leave your dear urbanite friends (and substitute family), buy an RV and drive off, destination unknown. And throw in for good measure a three month old baby. English Hubby and I must be nuts. That, dear reader, is the closest we have to a plan.

They say it’s always darkest before the dawn. Right now, it’s pitch black.  Surrounded by boxes, packing tape and general chaos. To-do lists on post it notes. A fridge full of food that needs to be consumed.

Packing mayhem

Packing mayhem


Questions unanswered, from the mundane (where should we forward our mail, and how do we collect it on the road?) to the sublimely important (how do we get Little Baby O his periodic vaccinations?). That being said, the done bucket is slowly expanding.

Find an RV. Check.
Sell furniture on Craigslist. Check.
Arrange for storage. Check.
Pick up rental car. Check.

Rental car pick up

Rental car pick up


I guess we have 12 more days to work out the details before we take possession of our tiny house on wheels and hit the road. The rest we may just have to figure out along the way.

Here’s to the road less travelled, and may it take us far, yet bring us closer to all we hold dear.

My boys, my heart, my life



Next post: No Longer Our Home




5 Responses to “The Road Less Travelled”

  1. From Lois:

    So excited for you! I guess you got some more items in the done bucket, and the rest will fall into place on the way :o)

    Happy Travels!

    Posted on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 5:33 am #
  2. From wendy trask:

    love it! so excited for you…and of course intrigued to hear and see how your adventure unfolds…xo

    Posted on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 9:21 pm #
  3. From Angela Earley and Paul Alves:

    You are our heroes! Can we come? Wishing you the best of all your hopes and dreams!

    Posted on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 4:40 pm #
  4. From Monster in law:

    Safe travels. Take care of yourselves , have fun ! Look forward to catching up with you along the way .

    Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 at 4:42 pm #
  5. From christine:

    Please add Ollie’s play date with Luke and cuddle with Christine to the do to list! 🙂

    Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 at 12:14 pm #

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