Monthly Reports

November 2017; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; November 2017

Imagining:

We’ve landed in Tucson Arizona for the holidays, but already thinking about our next move. After New Years we’ll put our truck and trailer in storage, dig out our backpacks, and head for Baja California Mexico, staying in Air BnBs, kayaking with the whales, and exploring the mountains of the Vizcaino preserve in the middle of the Baja California Peninsula. After that we have business to take care of in Chihuahua Mexico before we return to Tucson, pick up our trailer, and migrate north through Utah, California and Oregon to spend the summer in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State. At least that’s the plan for now. Continue reading

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October 2017; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; October 2017:

Imagining:

We’ve seen a lot, but there’s a lot more to see. That’s what captures our imagination now. We’ve hiked through remote red rock canyons in Utah, froze in the snowy Rocky Mountains, and marveled at the dramatic coastline of Oregon. North America is fantastic, and we can’t wait to see more of it. Continue reading

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September 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter: September 2017

Imagining:

The more places we go, the more we want to see. North America: Mexico, Central America, United States and Canada.   It’s such a vast place we could spend the rest of our lives exploring it. There’s everything from frozen tundra to tropical rain forests. Oceans, deserts, mountains and canyons along with world-class cities and quirky small towns mixed in. Since starting to travel in a fifth-wheel trailer in spring, we’ve just scratched the surface. And now, we can’t imagine slowing down. Continue reading

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June 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; June 2017:

Imagining:

The more we travel, the more our imaginations are stimulated and we find ourselves moving slower and slower, savoring each place we land.  Sometimes we get tired of the inconveniences of constant travel.  But then, a misty morning in a mountain meadow or an unexpected view around a turn in the road re-invigorates us and we think about all the spectacular places yet to see. Continue reading

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May 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; May 2017:

IMAGINING:

Although we avoid having a strict itinerary, we’re finding that the easiest way to travel is to plan-out our destinations in two-week segments. We already got stuck in one place we didn’t want to be due to lack of planning.  So, we’ve developed an overall plan for the summer, but we’ll plan it out in more detail in two-week segments.  Continue reading

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April 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; April 2017

IMAGINING:

Last year we traveled through South America and Mexico with carry on size backpacks; staying in airb&b apartments and small hotels. You can read about those adventures in our Trip Reports section. But, our plan was to re-group when we returned from South America to decide what to do next. If we liked traveling in our backpacks we’d continue, probably to Turkey, Greece and the Balkans. If we were tired of backpacking we could buy a recreational vehicle (RV) and tour through North America (Canada, U.S. & Mexico). If we were tired of traveling altogether we could settle back down again, either in the Seattle area or in the American Southwest or in Mexico. Continue reading

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March 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; March 2017

IMAGINING:

Last year we traveled through South America and Mexico with carry on size backpacks and staying in airb&b apartments. This year we’ve traded the backpacks in for a pickup truck and a fifth wheel trailer. A BIG pickup truck and a twenty-seven foot fifth wheel trailer; luxurious after coming out of our small packs. Continue reading

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February 2017, Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter, February 2017

IMAGINING

We spent January and February ensconced in a comfortable apartment in Chihuahua Mexico to rest up from our year of backpacking through South America and Mexico.  We spent our time visiting with family and friends, planning out our next move, and settled on a plan.  In March we will return to the U.S. and trade in our backpacks for a pickup truck and fifth wheel trailer.  With that we will continue traveling throughout 2017 covering North America from Alaska to Baja, checking out remote mountains, deserts and canyons along the way. Continue reading

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December 2016; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; December 2016:

IMAGINING:

As 2016 comes to a close we are thinking about 2017. We learned a lot last year; lessons we’ll carry with us into the new year. But now we’re planning; should we settle back down, build a home and relax? Or should we hit the road again, explore parts unknown, and learn some more? Continue reading

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November 2016; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; November 2016:

IMAGINING:

As 2016 comes to a close we are thinking about 2017. We’ve pretty much decided to focus on North America next year. Alaska to Baja, or something like that. So, after spending Christmas in Chihuahua Mexico we’ll be heading back to Seattle to gear up for 2017 most likely buying a pickup truck and travel trailer to “camp” our way from north to south until – well, until we get tired of doing that. Continue reading

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