I took this photo with my iPhone on August 23rd of last year. This is us pulling out of our house in Placitas, NM. At this point everything had either been sold or put in storage. All we needed to live was neatly packed away inside our 36 foot house on wheels. Ahhhh, sweet relief.

It’s been almost a year since we set off on our adventure and during that time our kids have spent quality time in more than 20 different states. They’ve earned junior ranger badges, waded in streams, rowed boats, climbed mountains, visited museums, watched plays, ridden trains, made new friends, deepened friendships with friends afar, and just generally grown up. While our son will not “officially” begin school until this August, he has had no shortage of life lessons and hands on learning.

One of the reasons we RV fulltime is to combat nature deprivation. When you live in such a tiny place you naturally gravitate outside. This means our kids explore rocks instead of video games and chase bugs instead of watch TV. That’s fine by me.

While I haven’t been documenting our adventures over the past year on a blog, I will do a bit of review and will definitely start keeping track and staying organized. Just reviewing my iPhone photos since August has me all flustered and overwhelmed. Thank goodness they are categorized by date or I’d be lost.


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