Since we’ve been in Idaho, we have both made a ton of new friends. Here’s a shout out to the people that keep us sane when working long days or opposite schedules. When we’re feeling homesick or need to blow off steam. Y’all the real MVPs!
“What do I do when my love is away?
Does it worry you to be alone?
How do I feel by the end of the day?
Are you sad because you’re on your own?
No, I get by with a little help from my friends”
Stay tuned for the next long awaited travel update!
“Well I traveled round and I ain’t found nobody quite like you
And is all this living meant to be or a happy accident?
But in my heart you pay no rent
Don’t cost you nothing not a single cent
Time together well was time well spent
In my heart you pay no rent”
“Alone with the morning burning red
On the canvas in my head, painting a picture of you
And me driving across country, in a dusty old RV
Just the road and its majesty
And I’m looking at you with the world in the rear view
You were pretty as can be, sitting in the front seat
Looking at me, telling me you love me
And your happy to be with me on the 4th of July
We sang ‘Stranglehold’ to the stereo
Couldn’t take no more of that rock ‘n’ roll
So we put on a little George Jones and just sang along”
The most common response to our story so far is “Wow, you are so lucky!” quickly followed by an excuse as to why that person could never do what we are doing. For both of us, that meant leaving a good job. We’ve heard everything under the sun from friends and strangers alike. “My current position pays too well” or “I could never get rid of my big, comfy couch.” And of course, “I could never afford that.” In this guide, we hope to address these concerns and provide a road map to help you make your own dreams come true!
For our first week in Idaho, it felt appropriate to give a nod to my friend Brian Maw’s band. This little tune reminds me of my earlier summers spent in Idaho. Maybe it was a prophecy that I would be back some day.
As we head out across the Great Plains, there is not a more appropriate song. Imagine what the first wave of explorers after Lewis and Clark must have experienced seeing the unending waves of grain and rolling hills. It’s sad to think bison are no longer home on the range, but the beauty still remains.
“I never thought they’d ever doubt my words
I guess they were just too tired to care
I’d point to the horizon
to the dust of the herds
still hovering in the air
somebody said it aint any such
man you wish so hard you’re scaring me
and those are combines kicking up that dust
but I guess you can see what you want to see
you can keep on chasing what used to be there
top that rise and face the pain.”
Leaving Key West on a Monday morning is not fun. Heck, leaving Key West is never fun. It’s a magical place. But we had places to go (namely Tybee Island) and people to see. So we packed up quickly on Monday morning and headed up the Overseas Highway. We made it about a third of the way to the mainland. At that point, Tropical Storm Alberto threw a haymaker over the road. Our progress slowed to a crawl as we inched our way out of the Keys in a torrential downpour.