Tish and I landed in Lima at 6 a.m. and met Tonya (who had landed at midnight) in the airport. We took a taxi to our hotel where we attempted to recover from 24 hrs of no sleep. Lots of coffee and a little breakfast were consumed, we took a shower to get rejuvenated and then headed out to meet our tour guide for the Free Walking Tour.
Last week we drove up to Portland for another TinyHouseBuild.com workshop. We decided to make the most of the trip (and break up the drive) by stopping to camp for a night along the way. Tish found this great campground — Union Creek Campground on the Rogue River –and got us a spot right on the river. It was such a beautiful site and we had noone camping around us! Continue reading “Portland Tiny House Workshop”
We made it!! Finally….
Our last day of driving was pretty rough, we were so very ready to be off the road and getting settled in to our new home (well, my old home) and new routine/life. We had a little hang up while loading up the car Thursday morning when Tish found a lost tiny poodle so we pressed pause on leaving to find his owner. Continue reading “Day 8: Winnemucca, NV to Middletown, CA”
Yes, it’s called Winnemucca! As we digressed over the many many hours we spent in the car today, we came up with several other names for it that I will not mention. Just know, we are really happy tomorrow is our last day of this road trip because judging by our junk food choices today, I imagine things will only decline from here. Continue reading “Day 7: Grand Junction, CO to Winnemucca, NV”
Yesterday (day 5, technically) we took a much needed break from the car. We woke up and had coffee, then took advantage of the trail in front of our hotel and enjoyed our first “real” workout since we left Richmond. Tish went for a bike ride and I took Ani for a run. Well, I should say I attempted to take Ani for a run, but she was far more determined to swim than I was to run in the heat so we just decided to wade in the creek along the trail after a mile or so. It was lovely! Continue reading “Day 6: Denver, CO to Grand Junction, CO”
We are so freaking happy — we have been planning trips to Denver for months and for one reason or another were never able to make it happen. BUT, we decided to take this opportunity to not just make it happen but take full advantage of having our little family here and making it fun for them (okay, mostly Ani) too! Today was a LONG day, but the last 2 hours that we pushed through were so worth it to stay here!
Ahh…Middle ‘Merica. No other place like it…..
Today was our longest, and (no offense intended!) most boring thus far. All of our excitement happened early, before we even left the hotel room this morning when Tish strongly encouraged me to do a “short” morning workout with her and then we spent approximately 38 minutes trying to get Jack out from her hiding place under the bed. The workout was surprisingly rejuvenating, and we felt accomplished after flipping the bed up on its side to uncover our difficult middle child. Today was going to be great! Once the car was loaded and Jack was safely in her crate, we set off ready for another long day of nothing but dotted white lines. We passed through a bit more of Indiana, continued on through Illinois and then crossed the entire great state of Missouri. Continue reading “Day 3: Clarksville, IN to Kansas City, MO”
Today was day number two on the road, and the first day of our new morning routine. Since we packed everything in a roof bag, without a secure way to lock it, every night when we get to the hotel we have to transfer everything from the roof either to our room or into the car…and then in the morning we have to put it all back. Today was the first time doing this without being stressed out about it, and it took quite awhile to get it right! I am hoping this little routine only gets more efficient the further into the drive we get.
Today was our closing date, and our planned day to leave Virginia and head west to California. We set off at 1:30, only 30 minutes after our goal time when we woke up this morning…..and we made it to Lexington. No, not Kentucky. Virginia. We made it 140 miles. Before you start to judge, let me just say in our defense we were thrown quite the curve ball and ended up recovering pretty well, considering! Continue reading “Day 1 of our Cross-Country Move”