These are just a few of the "rules" that we are breaking in 8 days.
In 8 days we leave on a trip that we have been planning for and dreaming about for over a year. My family and I are trading the cold and snow of Central Missouri for the sunshine and adventure of Southern California and Arizona for a couple of months. Why?...Why not?
- 30 foot Airstream Safari bunkhouse to live in. Check.
- My husband runs a mobile RV service called Repairstream so hopefully he will have plenty of work. Check.
- I am in the fitness industry and only need reliable internet and phone for my work. Check.
- We already homeschool our children. Check.
So, again, why not? Because it's crazy! We're too young! Who does this? Actually, lots of people. Young families, retirees, working couples. We know a few and hope to meet more in the coming months. This is not a vacation. It is living, working, homeschooling, cooking, exercising...all of the same things we do at home but will now do on the road in an Airstream (aka tin can/silver bullet).
SInce the name of my business is WanderWell and I am in the fitness industry, this blog will focus on the ins and outs of making healthy choices while living on the road. How do you exercise in a campground? What can you cook in a tiny kitchen with small freezer space that is quick and healthy? How do you maintain healthy relationships with your family living in such a small space All. The. Time.?
A second focus of this blog is to record the way our family grows and changes during this trip. Hopefully this is the first of many adventures, but I imagine that we will grow the most in this first trip. RVers are incredibly aware of their energy consumption like gas, battery power, and electricity, as well as their consumption of resources like fresh water, space, and money. They also tend to be more in touch with the weather, the earth, and sunrise and sunset. Plus, they we have found them to be an easy going, friendly group of people. Curiosity is king and an opportunity for learning is around every corner. My family and I can take lessons in all these areas.
It's time to wrap this up. Our D-day is now within the 10 day weather forecast on my phone. That means there is much to do. Check back here as frequently as you like to see where we are and how we are getting on. We would love to hear from you in the comments below or via email.