In some ways this has been the shortest year ever. In other ways, it's been the longest...
We can't believe it's already been a year since we started the More We Explore. It has been a VERY unexpected journey so far. At times we've been frustrated that our plans for becoming full-time RVers haven't been coming together as quickly as we'd hoped. However, when we stop and think about all the happenings of the last year w're reminded of all the wonderful things in our lives and how far we've really come.
The day we sold our house was a happy day! No more mowing the lawn and no more heating or cooling all that superfluous square footage. We've been able to talk to people living the minimalists lifestyle and learn from them. These conversations helped us downsized our personal possessions by about 95%. Tess is getting more and more comfortable on a mountain bike and that's opened up all kinds of new adventures for us. We backpacked a 50 miler in Zion National Park, and a 90 miler through the Wind Rivers Mountain Range. We had our first real packrafting trip. We spent more hours RV shopping than we can count. During the long months of RV shopping, we learned a ton and we're glad we had all that time. We found our van Fred, eventually our Airstream and we've been hard at work getting both set up for full-time living. In the midst of all this preparing and exploring we've continued to hold down our full time jobs, hunt for mobile ones, and share the adventure with you via youtube and our website.
We've met lots of people who inspire us in the last year, both online and on our many adventures. We look forward to continuing these new friendships and we hope to make many more. What have you explored this last year? What will you explore in the coming one?
Steve and Tess love to explore nature, whether it be backpacking, packrafting, mountain biking, hiking, or just wandering. The more we explore, the more we realize just how little we've seen.