Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Our Intended Travels

The only way that we can live, is if we grow.  The only way that we can grow is if we change.  The only way that we can change is if we learn.  The only way we can learn is if we are exposed.  And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open.  Do it.  Throw yourself.
~  C. JoyBell C.

We are throwing ourselves.  North America is our destination.  We want to visit as many National Parks as we can; ride as many Rails to Trails as we can; see as many sunrises and sunsets, across strange landscapes, as we can; travel as many backroads as we can; be trail angels on as many trails as we can; read as many books as we can; learn as much as we can; love as much as we can; share as much as we can; volunteer as often as we can; and live our lives fully as much as we can.

A few years back we set out to ride our tandem on all of Whidbey Island's roads.  What a delight we felt as we marked off the miles.   The discovery of new island treasurers made us giddy; revisiting old time favorites rekindled our love of this place.  From traveling the roads of Whidbey to traveling the roads of North America is a huge leap, but from a bicycle to a van is a bit of a big leap too, and one that will allow us to expand our horizons in ways we hadn't imagined possible before we dreamed up the idea of becoming full-time RV adventure seekers.

A thistleing we will go!  


"Maps encourage boldness.  They're like cryptic love letters.  They make anything seem possible."
~ Mark Jenkins

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