Welcome to our Adventure...

We packed up the kids, dog and the trailer and headed out for adventure, learning and helping others. During our adventure we will try to update this site as often as possible to keep everyone interested involved in our travels and to keep a journal for ourselves. The plan is to be working, schooling, helping and sharing on the road for a year.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Windy Drive

Even though we liked the people and the site at our current campground, we had to make the choice to move on down the road since the internet was just too slow for Brock to be able to work. I had started two loads of laundry last night when we got home from the fair, before counting out my quarters, and when it came time to dry them I only had enough quarters to dry one load. No problem, I thought. I'll just get change from the office in the morning and dry that second load while we get ready to leave.

We hustled through the getting ready for checkout checklist, including the kids preparing all their schoolwork for working in the car. When I went to check the laundry, the dryer was not running. The timer however, said 8 more minutes. I had started with 60 minutes on the dryer timer. I then remembered a little power glitch that had occurred earlier. I surmised that the dryer shut off in that time and required another push of the start button. However, the timer automatically started back up when the power did and I was out of time, both on the dryer and literally since we had to get to a better Verizon coverage area in time for Brock's scheduled meeting. Our plan was to head to a rest area about 30-40 miles away. I went to the office and requested a refund for the $2 I'd spent on the dryer and pulled our wet jeans out and put them on our dining table to await the next dryer opportunity.

The rest area worked beautifully as a school and work spot for the next couple of hours. Brock was able to park us on an end so that we could put the slides out without blocking anyone and that made it so we could all share our workspaces and get stuff done. We also ate lunch and then got on the road again. The skies were clear and the highs were in the 60's. The wind did seem to be picking up.

We debated on how far to drive south today and the wind was a deciding factor. Brock was pretty tense as we were getting pushed around every once in awhile. Tonight, he said the winds were at least as bad as they'd been in Montana. We called up a campground that is on our Passport America list to make sure they had a vacancy and we took it. It is a nice place with full hook ups and good Verizon coverage and passable free wifi, all for under $20 with the PA discount. (Golden Isles Campground) It has a pool; the kids were excited until I reminded them that it is not all that warm!! We'll probably just stay for tonight and then drive to St. Augustine, FL tomorrow. We'll check the weather before we head out, but it seems like things have calmed down quite a bit. We'll see. They have the oldest masonry fort there and the oldest wooden schoolhouse among other things.

Sky/Ben definitely has a little cold, but isn't feeling too badly. Spencer has a very sore throat so I'm sure he'll be presenting more symptoms tomorrow too, but thankfully it's nothing serious.

Sorry, no pictures for today.


  1. Good morning from Bend! I'm anxiously catching up after being down in CA visiting for over a week. Warmer weather that I didn't want to leave but it was nice to get back home and the weather here has been great!
    I am relieved to see that you guys have missed being in the eye of Sandy. Thanking God for his hand of protection over you! Hope the boys recover quickly from their colds.
    You are south of my hometown of Augusta.
    Enjoying your journey!

  2. We are so thankful too, Karen. We feel like God has been guiding us all along. Places we stood, literally just days ago, were hit pretty hard. It is sobering.
    The boys are recovering from their colds quickly. It seems to be a pretty mild virus. The rest of us are taking our vitamins though, just in case. Bryn has it now.
    We miss Bend and think about everyone there so often. Thank you very much for keeping in touch. Your notes mean a lot to me.