Man, we did it. And yes, we still speak to one another.
A few things I learned.
- People, in general, are really nice.
- Those Class A motorhomes are bigger and nicer than our apartment. (And there’s a 90% chance it’s a retired couple with a tiny dog in there.)
- A little Burt’s Bees chapstick can really brighten your mood. Try it.
- Going on a six month trip? Install Sirius/XM immediately. You can never listen to too much NPR. Well, almost never.
- A cow running is funny. And there are so many cows out there.
- Heat wave? No problem. You just can’t make any movements outdoors past 10am. Just sit there.
- Raining? Just keep driving.
- When you live in a van, modesty is quickly forgotten. (Mental note to self as I shaved my legs on the side of the road, Mission Bay Park, San Diego.)
- When living in a van, one can never have too many cup holders.
- From the beach to the mountaintop, in today’s day and age, working remotely is truly a viable option.
- America is beautiful.
- Life. Is. Good. And I don’t just mean when you live in a van. But…
- Living in a van is da coolest!
Terry and I want to thank everyone who was a part of this trip with us. Whether we crashed on your couch, met you for lunch, used your electricity to plug Kirby in, went on an adventure with you, LIVED with you when we got back to town, if you cooked us a meal, shared a beer with us, let us do laundry at your house, or even if you just read and commented on the blog. Thank you. From the bottom of our hearts. We love you all!
This journey will be a part of us forever…
As this chapter closes, here’s to what’s lies ahead.