Our Adventure

We're off on an adventure. We put almost everything we own in storage and packed up the van to do some traveling. Over the next year we're just going to spend time exploring, and visiting friends and family. This blog is our trip journal.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

San Diego Wild Animal Park

November 30th and we're at the Wild Animal Park. Ezzy practically grew up here. Hmmm... that might explain a few things.

We spent the day feeding birds, ducks and goats. Ezzy and Levon went through 5 bags of cotton candy. Not a record I'm sure, but a good warm up. I wonder what the record actually is? They determined blue cotton candy was superior to pink. I strongly disagree.

Spent the rest of the day hanging on the beach with friends.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


November 29th and we're settled in to our cozy beach house for the week. The sunset is beautiful and the waves, if not warm, are still pretty inviting.

The boys are excited to see their friend Max and to play in the sand and surf. Unloading "Foop" wasn't too bad, but I didn't have far to drag everything. Let's see how much of the stuff we brought we'll actually need as the weeks go by. My giant computer box is amazingly unwieldy and will probably give me a hernia before this trip is over, but I "need" everything in there to keep working.

Oh yea, the "high-speed" internet connection totally sucks here. Streaming Netflix is impossible and I'm starting to appreciate the 25 milla-somethings we had at Tierra Nueva. I hope this is not a trend.

We went to the open gymnastics in Carlsbad this afternoon. We took Ezzy there every week when we lived down here. This time it was Levon's turn to play. Ezzy was an amazing big brother -- as always. He wasn't allowed to play on any of the equipment because he was too old for the group, but he played with his little brother and spotted him on the balance beam, set up foam walls for him to break through as he dove into the pit and swung him on the rings like a seasoned coach. It's wonderful to watch the two of them.

Tomorrow we've planned to go the the Wild Animal Park all day.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

And We're off!

Sunday November 27th and we leave behind our friends, neighbors and community that have become a much loved and wonderful part of our lives for the past 4 years. The house is empty, the storage unit is packed to bursting and our Honda Odyssey, "Foop Super-speed" (the boys named her) is loaded and ready to hit the road.

We also leave behind our 13 year old cat "Dido" and and our soon-to-be 10 year old chicken, "Blossom" who are being cared for by a two of our neighbors -- (see previous description of "wonderful and beloved").

Our first destination is the beach, to visit with old friends, surf and get into the habit of letting the days just flow one to the next without too much expectation. This may take a while...