...just taking a minute to count how many steps from my door to the ocean 😂😍👣. We are excited to be back in Sydney with family for Chrissy (we survived the busy Sydney traffic 🤪), and are now taking some time out to plan our exciting adventures for next year 🙌. How good is this time of year 😍😍. Where are you heading for the holidays? 📸: Potato Point, NSW, Australia.
This mallard 🦆 gave us a great display as it bathed in the pond. Thankfully we had our #cannoncamera
with us after taking family pictures and was able to capture the moment.
It’s nice when your prepared for lifes moments and have more than your cell phone to capture them.
Do you always take your camera with you? Or been caught wishing you did?
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Update on our broken rig! Got the call from the repair shop this morning, and it’s going to be a couple of days before it’s done, due both to the rain (it’s not an indoor bay) and trying to locate a new hub. So we’re leaving Ladybug in Georgia and heading to my parents’ house in Charleston, where lots of food, comfy beds and plenty of toys for the kids await us. And we’ve got a big holiday party on Sunday at our favorite local brewery, @commonhousealeworks
, that may or may not have been the main motivation to make it home by this weekend! The kids had so much fun at the @laquintahotels
(dog friendly!), and got to watch a Christmas movie on TV, which means they also got to learn about commercials (“Mom, what’s happening? Where did the movie go again?” 😆) It’s interesting to note that even though it was momentarily stressful when it happened we were able to keep calm and not get too worked up. If this had happened in our first month of travel we might not have continued at all. But after six months of this life we’ve learned a few things about being flexible. We’ve also heard so many stories from the incredible new friends we’ve met on the road, so we know that issues like this are just part of the game. You have to be ready to deal with little snags like this, and either fix them yourselves (which we’ve done a lot of) or find someone who can. Had we not been close to home we would have probably turned it into an adventure to explore whatever area we happened to end up in. So moral of the story: there are two ways to deal with a stressful situation, and you’ll last much longer as a fulltime traveler if you’re able to just roll with it. Pun intended. 😉
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On our way back to Utah, we stopped by Petroglyph National Monument. Meili was super excited to get another junior ranger badge to add to her collection. Not all members of the family shared her level of enthusiasm.
Petite excursion au parc national de Sequoia ! ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
Nous avons été surpris par de la neige, une chance nous avions des pneus 4 saisons sur le Jeep. Nous sommes allés rencontrer le plus gros arbre du monde, General Sherman.
Nous avons malheureusement été pris dans le trafic pendant une heure à cause de construction sur la route dans le parc (mine de rien la route pour monter au parc est du genre très étourdissante!). 👷♀️👷♂️
Mille merci à la Ranger 🐻 qui a donné un cours 101 aux enfants rapido presto à cause qu’on était pris dans le trafic et il fallait laisser le camping au plus vite.
Small excursion at Sequoia National Park! ❄️We were caught by the snow up there . Thank we have 4 seasons tire on the jeep.❄️At least we saw the biggest tree on earth, The General Sherman.
Unfortunately we’ve been stopped during one hour because road construction on our way down👷♂️👷♀️. Thanks to the ranger who gave a crash course to our children so they could quickly get their 19th Jr ranger badge. #sequoianationalpark #nationalpark #generalsherman #thegreatestroadtrip #rvlife #rvwithkids #rvliving #rvontheroad #juniorranger #juniorrangers #snow #nomoresnowplease
Day 9: The View From Here
Today we woke up to snow! This is unusual here, especially in December. Our winter wonderland is beautiful but to be honest I’d take sunny and 75 any day 😎
Hey, I’m Katie and for those that don’t know me, I’m a wifey to this handsome guy and a mama to these three littles. We were hit suddenly with some news that had us leaving our duty station in Mayport, FL back to our hometown of Pensacola, FL. We made the huge decision of buying a travel trailer, renovating it and living full time as a family of 5 + our pup. So here we are, Instagram. Follow us as we navigate this new life with less. #rvlife #fulltimewithkids #rvwithkids #mamablog #minimizing #smallliving #livingsmall
Today marks one week... one week past our official departure date😕. However, we are still here, wondering what, when, why, and HOW!?! -
Honestly..? Ahem💁🏼♀️... I’m a bit disappointed, sad, and defeated... among other things. Of course I wanted to get on the road when WE had personally set our departure date.
This last week has been eye opening. We have felt so close to our goal of actually packing up and hitting the road, yet so far.
Yesterday I received the sweetest check-in message from a friend asking how things were going. Jess (@itsnicandjess
) had some TRUTH that I so desperately needed to hear.
“Sometimes the things that don’t go your way or seem like a holding pattern aren’t for you. Sometimes they are for others to get something or see something through you.”
Wow! 🙌🏻So much truth sent to me at the exact moment that we were so desperately needing to see a sign.
Tonight we are praying for his ultimate will to be done for Whoever/ Whatever/ Whenever HE sees fit.
90% of the ornaments I put on are already off and I'm pretty shocked that this tree hasn't came tumbling down yet but it brings so much Christmas joy into this tiny little space 💝🎄
You’ve got a friend in me 🦖
We start our day really early which is the best way to see some wildlife.... In Custer State park wildlife is scattered throughout but the best way is to take the Wildlife Loop Road . We were so lucky to see families of Bisons crossing the roads ,sleeping on grass plaines and playing with their kids... we saw wild donkeys coming up to our car windows, deers ,wild dogs and pronghorn antelopes just running wild all this surrounded by beautiful views !!! We had lunch with a water view, kids friendly restaurant called Legion Lake Lodge (nice place with good food 😉 )
Cuarto de los niños 🙌🏻
¡por fin! Después de esperar y esperar a que el carpintero nos tuviera los muebles, ayer los instalo y no había algo mas esperado para mi que ordenar ese cuarto ¡estoy muy contenta! ¡Es perfecto! ✨ Todos los espacios son súper útiles y planeados, hay cajones muy grandes, el librero #Waldorf
que diseñe me encanto (aunque si hubiera querido la madera más clara en todo pero el pino mexicano no es así). Les explico un poco sobre el espacio: tiene como forma de “L” y el área de juego es el más amplio, es como cuadrado y se da esa amplitud porque tiene un #slideout
Con este cambio de vida aprovechamos para quedarnos los #juguetes
que realmente tienen un gran valor de aprendizaje, trabajo y amor. ¿Qué si estamos felices por el cambio? Hasta hoy MUY!! La mejor decisión que pudimos tomar 😁♥️
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Read our latest blog post about our trip to @kentuckydownunder
where you can feed and pet Kangaroos! Link is in our bio...
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Hi, my name is Elena, and I'm excited about EVERYTHING. Including snow, apparently. And babies. Also, poetry, music, essential oils, philosophy, physics, photography, permaculture and painting. To name a few.
One life is nowhere near long enough for me to do all the things i want to do, which is frustrating. If there's one thing in the world I'm NOT excited about, it's having to choose which of all the amazing possibilities to actually pursue, knowing that every "yes" implies a hundred "no"s.
But some yeses open the door to a hundred other yesses, and all those babies? They're growing up into magnificent people with vibrant dreams all their own. And I'm excited about every single one of them.
Today I made perfectly chewy sugar cookies in our propane RV oven. (no burning!) One of our kiddos isn't feeling great so we were confined to the rig all day. Perfect time to perfect my RV oven skills. We did a few RV cooking vlogs recently that are up on our website in our bio. #nomnom #sugarhigh #rvoventricks
Morning in Custer State park SD . One of many reasons why we love to travel .... the views 😍
Sunrise in Custer State Park .... I love to sleep in but when we are away from home I don't want to miss anything... Morning hike to see beautiful sunrise is the best start of the day....