Our journey started two years ago as an awakening of sorts. A freak car accident uncovered a rare cancer diagnosis. The road to recovery sparked a new sense of urgency to experience life NOW versus purely just surviving (i.e.: going through the motions of the daily grind). Our new family mission is to craft memories and connections in place of a life filled with stuff.
We intentionally let go of the proverbial "American dream" (corporate careers, nice house, new cars, etc.) and moved in to a 32' motorhome. We downsized from 3500 square feet to about 200 square feet of living space with 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 3 cats! We are currently wandering through the United States with few true destinations in mind and would love to make your acquaintance.
Our 8 year-old daughter often taps our shoulders and gives us the reminder "look at the beautiful sunset." It's these seemingly small moments where we are truly present. Whether it's a tangerine sky, a billowing cloud, a perfect cup of coffee, a monarch butterfly, or a deep red glass of wine; we want to pause and live in the moment.
Steve and Angie
Steve and I grew up on different planets-Steve a native Californian and Angie a former Wisconsinite. We have been married for 10 years and have been busy collecting kids and animals. We naively dream that somewhere along this journey we can finally take a long-overdue honeymoon. Steve is the resident photographer, licensed drone pilot, and road warrior. I take on the challenges of travel agent, chef, and editor. Both of us speak fluent sarcasm and have wanderlust in our blood. We are polar opposites in nearly all other aspects. For example, Steve subscribes to the bacon culture while I am team veggie. This makes ordering pizzas twice as expensive. We are new to the concept of road schooling and will learn as we go. We give ourselves and our kiddos permission to fail..and fail often.
Nyree, Olivia, and Bella
Karma, Ghia, and Floyd
It's true, greyhounds are 35mph couch potatoes. Karma and Ghia love to run on the beach and then nap for the rest of the day. Floyd, an Italian Greyhound, is the old man of the family and likes spending his days lounging and doing yoga poses on the dash of the RV.
Egon, Zuul, and Mason
Egon is a Selkirk Rex and is not as grumpy as he looks. He is a sweet soul and is best known for stalking his humans 24/7. Bengal Zuul acts like the mama of the bunch and she has a unique talent--turning on faucets. Mason is the baby and an eternal kitten. He is a 4 year-old Sphynx out-cross. He is a dare devil and hangs from dangerously high places.