Friday, February 13, 2015

We're back!

February 10th, 2015 marked 2 years since we packed up and pulled out of our driveway in Bethel Park, PA.  We may have settled a bit since our initial days on the road, but we are still far from the scenery and geography where we spent our youths.  It's been quite a journey both physically and mentally and our passion for travel and adventure only burns stronger.

I can't believe we haven't posted since July 1, 2014.  July 5th, I turned 38 and spent the morning running a 10K.  Then that afternoon, we packed up our things and headed to Colorado.  Thanks again to those who helped by donating or even just spreading the word during our Go Fund Me campaign last summer.  We wouldn't be where we are right now without your help.

I did it!

Finding a short term place in Colorado, within our price range, was no easy task. Rental rates have skyrocketed. We ended up spending our first month in a lodge. That was a crazy enough experience for an entire article. After searching and searching, we decided to rent an unfurnished apartment in Colorado Springs. Since we'd only be here a year, that didn't seem to bad. It was long enough we could acquire cheap or free furniture, but not so long that the small space would drive us insane.

With help from another Pittsburgh expat we were able to secure a one bedroom apartment and several of the furnishings we now have including our bed, dining table, and several kitchen necessities.  The rest of the items are either second hand purchases or built by Brian.  We now have a night stand, tv stand, shelves, desk, and spice rack all made from free re-purposed wood and Brian's handiwork.  It's quite cozy and feels like home.

Up until a few weeks ago, work has been plentiful.  I have gotten to enjoy a whole new group of families and children.  Still glad I do what I do! Truman is growing like a weed and his speech seems to be developing at light speed.  He is making friends, having play dates and most recently...his first sleep over (away from home).  He's been a trooper, joining us in our adventures.   He's hiked Garden of the Gods and climbed the Manitou Incline...and he's not even 3 yet.

Brian and I at the summit of the Manitou Incline
To our dedicated readers, thanks for still being here.  We are still passionate
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Wandering and our goal is still to share our experiences with you.  There is still much to share.  From our first 2 years on the road as well as new day trips we are doing locally, we have stories to tell.  In addition to making a commitment to provide more content on a more regular basis, we also will be expanding our media to include video via our new you tube channel.  Please hang in there with us as we make this transition...we've only just begun!

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