Editing pictures of my dear beautiful friend Marcy and her awesome daughter has my heart bursting! They live back in Pennsylvania and met up with us in Phoenix recently. When you live on the road and have a visit from familiar faces it's extra special! They jumped in front of my camera for 5 minutes before heading out, here's a little peek and these joyful souls....
There's something really great about moving forward, finding the deal you were looking for, purchasing your first home (even if it does have wheels) .... but there's something way greater than that... meeting new friends and making a wonderful connection. (Keep reading, it will all make sense) haha.
If you've been following, I announced a bit ago that Kermit and I are headed West for a bit for a long adventure. Our plans were to move into a house on the California Coast. The more we thought about it we were unsure of how long we'd want to be in that location and knew we'd still have wanderlust and always looking to the next hot spot to travel to and check out. With that travel bug in mind we decided instead of signing a lease for a year on a home we would just purchase an RV and dive into "tiny house living" on the wide open road across America (mainly out West). I'm happy to announce after wayyyyyy too much research we finally found our rig and it's our very first home purchase as husband and wife! I saw the listing, we toured it just hours later, and 3 days later it was ours and in our drive way. This just happened 2 nights ago and we're still in shock! hahah. We couldn't have bought it from better folks who we will now call friends. They both share a love for adventure and travel and have been so many places in their lives, it's truly been an inspiration connecting with them. I feel like everything lined up and worked out exactly as it should have. (As much as I wanted to be impatient and give up sometimes on our search).
So, here it is! Our Rig... our new home.. our tiny home.. our first real home that's ours. I can hardly wait to get my crafty hands on it and trick it out with personal touches. <Stay tuned for a peek inside> It's 35ft long and the back 10feet is a garage, it's a Toy Hauler so we can load our motorcycles and carry them with us on this journey. It's quite a shock to work on transitioning from 2500 square feet with garages down to 200 square feet of living space!!! When I got the word "simplify" tattooed on my arm last year I never knew I would execute that to this extreme but it's feeling awesome and I cannot wait to share more about this journey of living simple, making the best of time and trading stuff for experiences. It's definitely emotional and exciting.
Thanks so much for following along with us on this journey. Feel free to leave comments below! We'd love to hear from you. Many people have been asking and once we get on the open road we will have a dedicated website with resources, youtube channel, blog, etc. for everyone to follow along. I also want to inform you that this is not a far fetched dream, so don't have in your mind your entire life " wow, wish I could do that"... Here's the truth... our new home cost LESS THAN MY CAR!!! So, get out there and adventure! Don't make excuses :) LIVE YOUR LIFE. Thanks for stopping by.