Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've Got To Get My Two Cents In Too

Hi.....this is Kate, the person who will be in charge of the GPS and deciding where to stop for food when we get on the road. My husband, I call him Tommy, will be the main blog writer. He is a fantastic wordsmith, and I can most times barely put three words together. But I do have a lot to say about pretty much everything, so I'll be posting a blog on regular basis too. I trust Tommy to write about not only the facts of our adventures, but also the emotions related to our adventures. He is a man who is (most of the time) in touch with his emotions. If he doesn't, then I'll step up to the plate.

Thanks to all of the folks that have joined us already. We certainly do very much appreciate your desire to follow us. I follow many blogs, and I'll be posting them soon. I have learned so very much from you folks and can't wait to meet you at some point.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In The Beginning...

We are dreamers, my wife Kate and me. Not so much long term planners, but dreamers for sure. Our latest dream is to sell most of our earthly goods, pack what's left into our (not yet purchased) diesel truck and (also not yet purchased) 5th wheel RV and, along with our dog and cat, set off across this beautiful North American continent to see what we can see.

We don't want to set too many conditions on this plan, lest we condition ourselves out of ever getting started, but the housing market isn't doing us any favors at the present time. We need to get most of the equity out of our "sticks and bricks" to fund our expedition. Our house is located in an "over 55" manufactured home community near Asheville, North Carolina, and we're hoping to sell it essentially fully furnished as a second home to someone looking for a nice place in the mountains.

In the meantime, we are reading lots and lots of blogs written by full-timers and others on the road, living vicariously through them, jotting down places we have to visit, and tips we have to remember, in hopes of avoiding at least some of the pitfalls and misfortunes befalling those who have gone before us.

So, to those bloggers who occasionally feel tired of blogging, please remember a lot of us out here hang on your every word, enjoying your journeys, your tips, your ups and downs, and getting to know you. Most of all, we look forward to pulling up along side of you at one of those wonderful places you talk about, most hopefully in the very near future.