Monthly Reports

October 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; October 2018

Imagining:

Our goal for October was to check out some rural areas outside of Albuquerque and Santa Fe New Mexico as a possible place to establish a home base. As much as we love traveling, we miss having a home base to return to, so we’re looking. So far, the runners-up are small acreage lots in rural areas outside of St George Utah or on the east side of the Sandia Mountains outside of Albuquerque. We’ll know which by the end of November. We’re already imagining the house we’ll build. Continue reading

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September 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; September 2018

Imagining:

Southward bound. We’ll land in Tucson for early winter, but wondering where to go from there. France to see friends? Mexico to see whales? Or, will we start building our final home base, either in New Mexico or Utah. We’re imagining a busy winter in any case. Continue reading

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August 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; August 2018:

Imagining:

We’re thinking about winter; where to spend it. Arizona? Utah? Mexico? Each has its advantages, but since we need to be in Mexico by late December anyway, maybe just stay and explore more of the Mexican Caribbean. But then we have reservations to stay in Tucson Arizona too. And southern Utah in winter – beautiful. Ah, what choices. One thing we’ve learned; it’ll become clear as we travel on. Continue reading

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July 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; July 2018

Imagining:

We spent July in Anacortes Washington on Fidalgo Island in the northern Puget Sound, a two-hour drive above Seattle. With sunny summer days in the 70s and lots of things we’re already thinking about spending our summers here. We still hope to build our home base in Utah, but summers would be spent here, nestled between the Salish Sea and the North Cascade Mountains. Continue reading

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June 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; June 2018

Imagining:

We’re already thinking about our travels for the rest of the year. With our reservations set for summer in parks along Puget Sound we’ve started thinking about where and how to return south in the fall. There are so many choices it’s almost overwhelming. Should we drift down the Pacific coast of Oregon, or follow the continental divide south through the Rocky Mountains? Or, maybe just return the way we came through eastern Oregon and Nevada. We feel very humble and happy to have these choices in our lives. Continue reading

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May 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; May 2018:

Imagining:

We’re excited about two seemingly contrary ideas; traveling on and building a home. We found a homesite in St George Utah, but it won’t be available until fall, so we’re traveling north to spend summer in the Puget Sound of Washington State. But, these two actions are actually compatible since even after we establish ourselves in a home base we’ll continue traveling from there. There’s a lot on our minds and we’re excited about it all. Continue reading

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April 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; April 2018

Imagining:

We spent April in St George, Utah. We were checking out St George as a possible place to establish a homestead. After two years of nomadic life we’ve decided we want a home base from which we’d continue travel. And, we found it; over an acre of beautiful land in a rural community outside of St George. Now we’re imagining the house we’ll build there.  Continue reading

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March 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; March 2018

Imagining: March was Baja California Month (plus a quick stop in New Jersey). Besides snorkeling with whale sharks and eating tons of fresh seafood we were exploring. We wanted to check Baja California out as a possible place to establish a home base or, at least a place we’d return to winter. After two years of nomadic wandering, our main goal in travel this year is to find a base to travel from, and a place to return to. Continue reading

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February 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; February 2018

Imagining:

We are on an exploration trip of Baja California – to investigate some of the more remote areas and the possibility of establishing a home base somewhere along the Sea of Cortez. Although we have a general idea where we’re heading, we’re planning our travels on the fly. We change course as our imagination gets caught by new things we that we discover along the way. Still, the overall priorities for Baja are whales, beaches and mountains. So, we focus on those things while we wander around the deserts and beaches along the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) and then down the Pacific coast. Continue reading

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January 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; January 2018:

Imagining:

We spent January imagining where to go in 2018 and came up with this: We stored our truck and trailer in Tucson Arizona, so from January through March we’ll travel through Chihuahua and Baja California Mexico with our backpacks. Then it’s off to New Jersey for a long overdue visit with family there. By the end of March we’ll fly back to Tucson, stow away our backpacks, and pick up our truck and trailer from storage. From April through July we’ll be slowly migrating back north through Utah, Nevada and Oregon to summer along the Puget Sound in Washington State. After that the plans get hazy, but I’m sure we’ll figure it out by fall.   Continue reading

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