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If you know us, I bet you can guess who's idea it was to make a Pro/Con list. ;) A couple weeks ago we sat down and just jotted down the first few things that came to mind about the benefits of traveling full-time and the no so awesome parts of traveling full time. These are my thoughts on the list and Jon will be jumping in with his own take in a later post.
PRO - NO HOUSE PAYMENT - We plan to rent our house for the first year of traveling just to make sure this is what we want to do. Our house payment is pretty low and so we would be able to profit between $400 - $600 which in turn could be used for our stays at the RV Parks and traveling expenses. There are also many other pros that could be put into this category such as NO HOA FEE, NO YARD WORK, NO LAWN TREATMENT PAYMENT, NO SECURITY SYSTEM PAYMENT, NO RURAL METRO PAYMENT, NO EXTERMINATOR PAYMENT.....That's a huge chunk of money right there.
It's true. We love arrows. We love the verse about our kids being arrows in our quiver. (Psalms 127:5) We also love design. We love to make our own art for our home. We had this bare wall that was screaming for something big. So I got to work.
In the spirit of our recent thoughts about what it would be like to travel full time, we'd like to introduce a fun company we ran across: Tinker Tin Trailer Co. These guys have some seriously cool retro trailers that you can rent out for special occasions or a weekend adventure. Either way, their brand just feels like a warm, fuzzy polaroid picture that you'll look back on and have grand memories.
Psst...If you haven't read the original Wanderlust post in which Ashley totally calls me out and asks me if we can travel around the country in an RV, check it out here. Back? Ok, read on:
First, I want to say that Ashley didn't just spring this on me out of nowhere. We've talking about this for a year or two. If you had asked me 5 years ago what I thought about selling nearly everything we own, getting an RV and traveling around the country with 4 kids I'd say that sounded insane. Like, really insane. Now? I'm not so sure.
Guys. We are the biggest ninja turtle nerd family you've ever met. Seriously.
All 4 of my kids love the turtles - and each have chosen their favorite. Jett likes Leonardo the leader, Adali likes Donatello the scientist, Jax likes Michelangelo the fun one, and Ada likes Raph the hothead. It's actually kind of weird how much the turtles parallel our kids. Anyway.