First, let me tell you a little about myself and my husband, Brad. I am a pediatric nurse that is taking a leave from nursing to focus on my photography (my photos can be viewed at (https://www.etsy.com/shop/JenniferAnnePhotos), this blog, and my Arbonne business (check out my web-site at jenniferstermer.myarbonne.com). Brad was in car sales and is also taking a break from that world and is focusing on his in home sales job.
Just for background information, we are not your usual couple. We are happy having a small family of two and we moved 2,000 miles away from our families a few years ago for a change of scenery without knowing anyone in Washington. Oh, yeah, and we are going on this crazy RV adventure. 🙂
Now, you might ask how this RV thing all came about. I mean, traveling for a year in an RV and getting rid of most of your belongings just doesn’t come to one overnight. But yet, it kinda did.
In late May 2014 Brad and I met a super nice couple at a 80’s cover band night (what can I say except who doesn’t love 80’s music?!) We were chatting and found out that they were leaving the next week for a 2 year adventure that involved riding their bikes around the world. I was in awe and thought that sounded amazing. Traveling around the world, can you image all that they are going to see and experience? Brad and I both love to travel and most of my bucket list items involve some sort of traveling experience. Naturally, we asked them lots of questions:
*how long did it take you to plan this?
*did you get rid of all your stuff?
*seriously, you are riding a bike around the world?
Brad took that information to a whole new level then me (you can follow Doug and Kristin’s awesome adventure at http://www.twofargone.com)
It was a nice, sunny day in Snoqualmie, WA when Brad and I decided to go for a hike. It was June 2014. We were only a few miles in when Brad told me that he has been doing some thinking and he wants to do something kinda out there. I’m a person that thinks outside the box and doesn’t alway follow the crowd so I was intrigued. That is when he said he has been thinking about the biking couple (yes, that is what we call them) and he wants to do the same thing……but not on a bike and not around the world but in an RV around the US for one full year. I thought about it for about 2 seconds and then said “YES!”
Yep, that’s it. Our story of how this all came about.
I have so many ideas for this blog and I cannot wait till we are out on the road making videos, telling funny stores, and sharing all the pictures. Feel free to share your experiences, make comments, and I hope that we can learn from each other’s RV experiences!
~Jennifer and Brad