We have resigned to the fact that no matter where we go in Texas that the cold follows us. We spent several weeks in southern Texas for a couple weeks after we got back from Minnesota over Christmas. The first day we got here it was BEAUTIFUL (typical) and then it has been crappy ever since. Not like Minnesota crappy where it’s -7º or anything. Just crappy enough to be miserable when you are living in an RV, so you are stuck inside constantly and claustrophobic.
We are currently on our way to Florida for the rest of the winter/spring. We are doing a gulf coast beach tour, and my heart could not be more thrilled. I mean, morning walks on the beach EVERY DAY. Sunshine (hopefully) and fresh salty air and the delicious candence of the waves. HEAVEN.
We are currently in Gulfport, MS at the Naval Air Station RV park. We stopped for a few days on our way down to Florida because too many days of driving in a row makes us all stir crazy (okay mostly Austin and I, since we cannot sit still)
Aaron and I have both spent ample amounts of time here at Keesler, Air Force Base so it’s fun showing the kids around. They don’t really care, but Aaron and I are having fun reminiscing. We forgot about the trains though. If you have spent any amount of time in this part of the country then you feel me. Imagine that you are sitting in a peaceful serence atmosphere and 700 hundred times a day someone comes over and sets off a fog horn in your ear. Instant heart attack, even in the middle of the night. I have spilled more drinks and said more curse words in the last couple days then I have in the last 5 years combined.
We have our next couple months of traveling mapped out, and then we are heading back to Minnesota. We plan on purchasing a significantly smaller house than we previously owned and then continuing to travel part time. We have had a lot of fun this past year, AND it has also been a year of a lot of hard. We have all been homesick for our family and friends and the non stop arranging of logistics, and flying back and forth constantly has been taxing on me. Aaron has a love/hate relationship with being the sole teacher of the kids so it will serve everyones well being to go back to our amazing homeschool co-op. Aaron and Austin are basically the same person so they butt heads A LOT. We still plan to travel in our RV a significant part of the year, and most of the hard parts of this lifestyle will be solved simply by having a home base again. We spent 6 weeks in Minnesota over Christmas and it filled all of us up, and made us realize that as much as we love traveling Minnesota will always be home.
So here is the last leg of our trip that is really a dream come true for me, living by the ocean for several months and soaking up sunshine and all the good vibes that come from being next to one of my greatest loves; BIG BLUE.