It has indeed been quite a while since I blogged last. In fact, my first foray into blogging was entirely an exercise in distracting myself by entertaining you guys as much as possible. But much has changed in the last year, and although I hope to continue to entertain you, I’m also starting a new adventure that I want to document along with my kids.
We find ourselves in a unique position to be virtually free of all constraints for the next few months. Or as long as we choose. We homeschool, so the kids are able to learn anywhere, not just in one location. I work from home as well, and much of my business can be conducted via cell phone and laptop. So I am also portable.
We are finishing up the divorce and have returned the house to the bank since I won’t be able to afford it, so I have no constraints on location of where to live, other than ultimately being close to where Dad lives so the kids can continue to develop their relationships with him.
And with all of this combined, we are in a position to see the United States and hopefully foreign countries. I will be able to teach the kids about history by giving them the gift of seeing historical places, and learning from experts across the nation.
But I need your help.
We’ll be living out of our van, with camping gear. There will be nights we stay at hotels or areas where we rent homes. But we’d also like to see your neck of the woods. We’d like to get to know the places you love in your towns and cities. So, if you’re willing to put us up for a few nights, (and we know a family of 6 can be a bit much!), in return we’d love to come cook dinner and do some household tasks for you. If you don’t feel like you want us in your home, we’d love recommendations for where to stay in your area and what to see.
And if anyone gets the bug and wants to go on our adventure with us, we’d love to do that too.
It’s a little scary to me to think of not having a physical home any more, but since this chance rarely comes up, I’m going to shake off the fear and go for it, knowing we’re never more than a week’s drive from San Diego.If we get desperate.