the family journal

We’ve been on the road for a while now, and we’ve seen quite a bit. We haven’t yet scratched the surface of what is out there though, so we keep exploring. Sometimes we can’t sit still, sometimes we don’t want to move. Sometimes we cover 1000 miles in a month, sometimes barely 50. But we are moving and we are exploring, one mile at a time.

#34

New Years

We started the new year on the wrong foot. Or, to be fair, it started going downhill on day 5. That’s when we left the party at Borrego Springs and the start of a long trip. But first things first. Christmas After an awesome week at the Joshua Tree Dry Lake Bed with friends we traveled to Joshua Tree South to hang out with...

#33

Almost a video a day 2015

This was by far the most exhausting year we ever had, but also the most rewarding. We completed our move to the states and into a motorhome, welcomed our newest family member and traveled from the east coast to the west coast. We met amazingly wonderful people and found out what we need to be happy. Music by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ...

#32

Joshua Tree Dry Lake

Staying at the Mohave Desert was great, Mittry Lake was fun but the Joshua Tree Dry Lake Bed was awesome. I think the pictures may be better at describing how awesome it was. We pretty much kicked the kid out in the morning and shooed her in in the evening. The dust was everywhere and after we left we had a day at the Laundromat and t...

#31

Solar

The decision to actually finally get some solar was made in one evening. We’ve been boondocking the last weeks and always had to leave because our batteries were drained. That hurts, especially with the campgrounds being $50 and more in this area. We do know how to conserve, but we still have to charge everything every 5-10 days, depend...

#30

Mittry Lake

I’d say we always planned on/wanted to boondock but hey, we did pretty much nothing else the first 10 months. Only that we didn’t stay in those fancy nature spots but at Lowes or Walmart every single night. Florida is not known for being rich in nature boondocking possibilities and the few are a real pain midsummer. It’s like you ca...

#29

Mohave Desert National Preserve

We heard word that some fulltime families were meeting up in the Mohave Desert National Park and since it was the first chance for us to meet like minded people we decided to give it a try. We passed the last town, then the last gas station with $5 a gallon gas and $14 a gallon milk. We drove down 10 miles of washboard road to a campg...

#28

New Mexico/Arizona/Nevada

We spend one week in Albuquerque, NM and it was a roller coaster ride. Not because of Albuquerque but because of us. We made plans. And changed those plans. Made new plans. Made promises to friends. Maybe to make us keep those plans? Changed the plans again. Similar to the time we spend in Colorado. Driving down to Albuquerque was our...

#27

[New Mexico] Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is located about 60 miles north of Albuquerque. I heard about them when Technomedia went there a few weeks ago, but we didn’t expect much of it. Man, we were wrong. They were among the most stunning landmarks we’ve seen yet. You can choose between several hikes, an eas...

#26

[New Mexico] Albuquerque

Driving to Albuqurque was not really planned. And I really didn’t want to leave Colorado. I’ve heard so many good things, this Eldorado has to be here somewhere! Well, I guess it is, just not where we were looking. And a looming snow storm prevented further exploring. And so we went south.   ...

#25

Colorado

The first time we got a taste of the fascinating western nature. Snowcapped mountains on one side, neverending prairie on the other. And hip little towns like Boulder in the middle of it, basically the hipster town of the middle west. Or that’s what the interwebs say. It wasn’t that far off from what we could tell, being there for...