Saturday, September 28, 2013

Test Drive

Is it possible to hot rod in a mini-van? We took to the challenge yesterday when we went hunting for our new travel vehicle; that's right mini-vans, you read correctly!

We scoped out the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, Toyota Sienna and the Ford Flex (not a mini-van, but way cool). The goal, to weigh the pros and cons of each of these lovely vehicles over the next few weeks and decide which is going to work best for our needs.

We need a vehicle to provide as a home base, a place to put everything we will be taking on this journey across North America over the next two years, and comfort is key for those long drives! Cargo capacity is a huge element, hence the mini van route; I know, we are still coming to grips with the idea of driving, let alone, owning a mini van!

So if anyone has personal experience with any of these gems and wants to chime in on the good, the bad and the ugly of each; we would greatly appreciate the feedback.

On another note the house goes up for sale on the 16th of October and pretty much all furniture will be up for sale, so if anyone wants dibs, speak now or forever hold your peace.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Slowing Becoming Reality

Shit is becoming real; San Antonio in January and New Orleans in February, booked and paid for. Still coming to grips with becoming nomads and having no permanent residence and all the planning that is going into this epic two year journey across the United States and Canada!

Currently compiling a list of everything that we need to accomplish over the next few months is a little overwhelming and daunting; its the details that we want to make sure we have completely figured out. Where to send mail, getting the house listed, purchasing our new travel wheels (one that will accommodate all of Bonnie's shoes), insurance and what State do we pay taxes to? These are just a few of the things we are currently trying to sort through and solve before heading out and leaving Utah.

We love to travel, but this is so out of character for both of us; the not having that home base to land. Instead we will have a car, what we can load in it and the road as our home and maybe that is what makes this such an exciting and terrifying act all at once!

So please bare with us and send us your feedback and advice over the next few months while we prepare not only for the logistics, but mentally for the great road that lies ahead of us.