Day 1

Well, we have made it through night one. We had a late start getting on the road due to tying up loose ends around the area. Since we just threw everything in the 5th wheel without really organizing anything, we decided to stop by the Flying J in Aurora and spend a few hours getting our new home somewhat organized for sleeping and travel. A few hours later we were back on the road but by the time we got to Jefferson Oregon, I bet you will never guess what happened? Yes the trailer taillights went out again!! We turned on the hazards, traveled another 1.5 miles until we got to the rest area to boondock for the night. It wasn’t to bad since before we left I purchased multiple battery operated lights for situations like this. The first full size propane tank didn’t work that I recently purchased from the gas station for our heater so I put in the 2 small propane canisters, set for half way up and hoped we could get by the whole night with those bottles. At around 6am the bottles ran out, so I decided to try the other full size bottle and I swear it was like magic… It worked! The one thing that I have learned about this journey so far that I never knew before is to not plan your trip because you will find yourself just doing as you want, and not staying on track. Staying on track would require me to be on a schedule. Staying on a schedule is something that I’m not willing to do so we will wing it day by day.IMG_20171206_140747IMG_20171206_151901IMG_20171207_073842

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Have you ever wanted to chase your dreams but couldn't manage to get your foot out of the door to do it, due to money, or fear of the unknown? We decided to take a gamble at it by selling everything, buying a truck and trailer, and figuring out how we are going to manage having a family of 5 with a cat and dog fit in a trailer full time while we travel the country. We hope you will follow us along on our journey.

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