Saturday, October 3, 2015

The RV and our first stop: Northern Michigan

 We bought it! After much deliberation and searching we finally decided on this 31ft class C RV.  James was a champ negotiator and ended up saving us $10,000 off the sticker price!

Here she is!
Before setting off, we stop for fishing in Bellaire.

Frankie can't handle it!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Selling the house and packing up

Hello world and welcome to our adventure story. In the fall of 2015 we decided to sell everything, pack our bags and hit the road in an RV to travel the USA!

First things first, we had to sell that monster of a project house we'd lived in for the last 3 years. Luckily it didn't take long to sell and we were RELIEVED to finally be away from life in the city. Goodbye traffic, college kids, parties, stray dogs..  I can't believe I'm saying it, but yeah, I'm too old for this.

Then we had to sell everything we had accumulated over the last 10 years. Let's just say we met many an interesting person through Craigslist. As a minimalist by nature it felt amazing to get rid of all that stuff but it did hurt a little to get rid of some of our recently purchased items; the king bed, the oriental rugs, the new couch, the giant TV.. 

Cleaning out the attic = dust, books, more books. 
Did I mention we had to get rid of an entire ATTIC full of books?
Maya was ready to hit the road.  Seeya Ypsilanti!
So begins the hunt for our new home..