Well Hello there again. It’s been awhile. How’ve you been? It’s about time we caught you up.
It’s a strange paradox to “get away from it all” but still seek out the cell service and wifi that keeps us connected. We will have a few posts coming in the next week to get you all caught up. If you want more real time updates, follow us on Instagram where it is easier to post photos without wifi. Thanks for reading!
When we last left, we were just getting from Missouri to Iowa, where most of Marc’s family lives. We stayed with his Mom and got her ever-generous welcome, complete with hugs and home-cooked meals. As much as we have loved life on the road, it’s always a joy to stay with someone and not have to cook outdoors or wear flip-flops to shower.
We settled in there for a week to celebrate our nephew, Gage’s, high school graduation. We’ve watched this guy grow up from a cute little chubby-cheeked toddler to the 6 foot 4, awesome young man that he is today. He had a great graduation party and we were able to catch up with some extended family.
The most common question was “What’s been your favorite place so far?” so we updated our FAQs with that very question.
It was a great time, and Homer the camper also got a new look.
Marc’s cousin, Tracy of The Sign Shop fixed us up with some decals of our logo, and we each picked out a quote to put on each side of the camper. Can you guess who picked out each quote? Homer is looking spiffy now, all dressed up and ready to ride.
Our next stop was back in Colorado, and we made a quick drive in one day back to Berthoud/Loveland for the next stop on the graduation party express. Sarah’s cousin, Meghan, was graduating and a lot of family was in town for it. Meghan is a determined and wicked smart young woman who has amazing things in store for her and we couldn’t be happier celebrating with her.
We are about 18 years apart and this picture is the year after I graduated from high school when she entered our lives. Unfortunately, I don’t have any current pictures of the two of us!
Marc played drums at the graduation party with Taggert and Silas, and it was great to see his great big grin on his face, especially when playing “Amie.” Our time was taken up with lots of family stuff, and we managed to squeeze a trip to IKEA for one sister and a baby shower for another sister in the mix. We did have to take care of some boring adulty business (DMV, dentist, car maintenance, mail and bills…blech).
A good thing about being back home for a bit was to take stock of what we had and get rid of anything we didn’t need. There were a few things that we decided was overkill (apparently we will never use a picnic blanket), so we culled some of our belongings and left them secure in storage.
The only other major modification we decided on was replacing the 12V refrigerator with a cooler. Although we had some success with the Norcold, in the end, we decided that worrying about running the battery out all the time wasn’t really worth it.
It was great to see family and as typically happens; we weren’t left with much time to see all our other favorite people in those locations. So if we didn’t catch you this time around, we’ll make up for it next time!