This post is several weeks overdue but I have struggled with writing it.
Life offers challenges. This we know. These challenges seem to loom larger when on the road. I promised this would be a place for truth and that I wouldn’t sugar coat the realities of this travel life. The news is that we are taking a break from our travels to address some of our challenges.
The truck and trailer both need maintenance — new tires, oil change, etc. We are, yet again, seeing our income adjust and settle as we are now dealing with another agency. I am pretty sure that at this point we are dealing with every governmental agency in the United States. Some days, it feels like there are more agencies than the 48 states we are trying to visit.
We have also made mistakes. We have underestimated some of our costs. We overestimated our mileage. We have splurged a few too many times.
Newsflash: Life on the Road Can Be Expensive
We will have to revisit our budget and make adjustments. I do not want to end this adventure owing the world and unable to buy a home that does not roll.
So, here’s the lowdown. We will be living without the trailer all together the next 1-2 months while we take care of its needs. We will then likely move it to a location in Texas for the rest of the year. Obviously, this was not the plan. But life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.
A New Plan
We will hit the road again in January. Only, however, if that is what life provides for us. Until then, we will be thankful that we have family to come home to and that we have each other. We will get our house back in order and then get back it back on the road.
In the meantime, I will be dutifully catching up the many wonderful experiences we have had. I always wanted this to be a journal for us to look back on and I lost sight of that. If you want to see what we’ve done without worrying when we actually did it, come on back.
And I am quite sure more adventure awaits us… even if closer to home!