Three years ago today, we were pulling our motorhome out of the driveway of my parents’ house. We stopped by the gas station to fill up our propane and gas tanks before heading off on what would become one of our most amazing adventures.
We had quit our jobs, said farewell to friends and family, packed up our pets, and hit the road. For the first several months, we traveled through South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and California.
When we reached California, we decided not to leave for a while, settling into a park host position in Ramona, Calif. We stayed here for two years.
We had some amazing adventures in Cali and met some truly wonderful people. We grew as individuals and as a couple.
While living here, we also took trips to Nevada, Hawaii, and Arizona.
After two years in California, we decided it was time to move onto our next adventure. We spent six weeks traveling up the West Coast and then cutting through Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota, until finally returning to Minnesota.
There is no way to put into words the amazing experiences we’ve had over the past three years. The photos don’t do it justice, and I know my words won’t either — they pale in comparison to the experiences themselves.
As we reflect on the years we spent traveling and living in California, we realize just how much we learned about life and love and happiness. And we learned more about what we want in our lives.
We are so thankful for our family and friends who have supported us and stuck with us over the past few years. We are thankful for the lives we have held. We are thankful for our furry and feathered family. We are thankful for each other.
As we settle in for the winter here in Minnesota, we often have debates about what to do next. We don’t know what the future holds yet, but we know our Wandering Dolphin will not be stationary forever. Another adventure is just over the horizon…
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” — Helen Keller