CURRENT LOCATION: Grand Junction, Colorado
It started on the couch, watching some re-run of a show we like, neither of us really listening to the TV, both of us on our phones. This had become our life - wake-up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, sit on couch, talk some, interact some, get on phones and/or iPads, then go to bed. Repeat five days a week. On the weekends we'd get out more, but because our life had become so dull and so routine, we were tired all the time. This wasn't living!
So there we are, on the couch. Greg on one end, me on the other, William either playing with cars or watching his iPad, when Greg asked me to look at a pop-up camper on his phone. He made a remark about wanting to do something like that one day, and I agreed. After looking at the camper, I handed him back his phone and we went back to our own little worlds, but now he had planted a seed in my brain, and a little bit later I looked over at him and said "Why can't we do it now?"
That is how it started. One small picture on the internet, one great big question - and it led to months of talking, researching, watching RV shows and geeking out on all the possibilities full time RVing could bring! We wouldn't be sitting on the couch anymore! We could be our own bosses, create our own destiny, and follow our dreams! We'd be free to travel, see, experience...LIVE!
So that is how the adventure began, and here are the adventurers:
Peyton is an amazing seven year old and lives full-time with her mother in South Carolina. While we had joint custody of her while we lived in South Carolina, she will currently only be able to go with us during the summertime. Peyton is beautiful, sweet and such a daddy's girl! She loves her little brother (even though he can be a pain in her butt) and just adores animals! If we aren't careful, we may have to attach a horse trailer to the RV for all the animals she wants to rescue - this girl cries during all animal commercials!
William is a spunky four year old boy that is all fire and energy. He is Greg and I's only child together, and he sure got stubbornness from us both! William wants to go to the moon one day, and is bringing a telescope with us to study the stars and moon while we travel! William loves his big sister (see adorable picture at left) and can't get enough of cars, trucks or anything with wheels! If we aren't careful with him, we will have another trailer hitched to the RV just to carry his car and truck collection!
Nicole is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, and holds a Bachelor's degree in English, with a second Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities. She is a writer, dreamer, and has a yearning to see the world, and have her children see it too! She believes that education and love are the two things that will change the world. She roadschools William full time and blogs the families' adventures. When it comes to work, she is dedicated and hard working. She has many recommendations for her work helping other's proof and better their resumes, essays, novels, and more! So if you need someone to help with your business, personal or educational priorities, click on the SERVICES link from the drop menu or go to the Contact Us page to make a request. Never give up on your dreams!
Greg is a graduate of the school of life, having worked on farms, in construction, and other mechanical fields. He pretty much knows how to fix anything, from cars to air conditioners to our RV! He is the anchor in this family, and whenever a problem occurs, he is the guy to go to! He believes that hard work and persistence will get you where you want to be in life, and he has overcome a lot in his 40 some years! Check our current location at the top of this page, and if you are located near us and need a handy man, click on the SERVICES link from the drop menu or go to the Contact US page to make a request. If you need help in construction, HVAC, plumbing, laying floors or more, this is the guy to contact! Hard work will get you far in this life, so never give up!
We hope that by sharing our story, our adventure and our dreams, that you will find a way to follow yours! Two years ago I would have never thought that we would be where we are today, but here we are, living the life that makes us happy! So ignore the doubt and the fear, and do what makes you happy! You only get one chance at this life, so LIVE it!
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