It has been a few months now, since we arrived back in Canada, and Derek and I have FINALLY decided on our trip for next year!
Oh - did you believe me when I said that I wasn't going to think about it for two months! Sorry - but, really, that just isn't me. You see I am the recovering worrier in the family. I could not rest until I had a plan - even if it was for 5 months away.
Remember way back in April when we were questioning Where do we go from here? Well, I guess number 3 it is!
I'm not sure why this destination wasn't an obvious choice from the beginning - after all, it has been a trip we have talked about before, but for some reason it kept being the 'one day' place. It has been on our minds since I first found Bodes Well - have you been to visit this site yet? HUGE inspiration!
Have you scrolled down yet? No! Good!
Oh you just did didn't you!
Well, let's just get it over with then! We are beside ourselves excited to say that the Wood Clan is headed to
Yup - that's right!
United States of America
Just think of it - all the great people, landscapes and FOOD!
Food - all the awesome, yummy food!
I know, I know, we also said that we were done RVing and complained about last winters 10,000 miles. Well, I guess this trip will put that one to shame!
We are so excited we could leave now - but alas we have 3 months left still to work. Which is ok - since I OBVIOUSLY have my work cut out for me in the research department.
On the one hand it seems almost undoable - right? But then I found Live. Deliberately. the Dennings family blog. Now, if a family of 7 can take on Central America than surely we can! Their site is going to come in VERY handy I can tell already. If you have a minute here is one of Rachel's really great post entitled What if My Whole Life has Been Wrong.
And safety? You are worried about our safety - right?!
Well, how about read this first - Uhhh, Mexico...Where's all the Danger? - another post by Rachel about their experience in Mexico. I think the same thing could be said about almost all countries, and certainly the ones we will be visiting.
Oh - and by the way, we've scrapped the idea of a C Class Motorhome. A trip as large and as long as this will require something much more compact and fuel efficient. We are NOW looking for a B Class - so essentially a camper van. If you know of one please let us know!
And so, in addition to letting you in on our frugal way of living over the next few months, I'll keep you up to date on how our plans are coming along for our big trip. So much to think about - border crossings, wifi, where to stay, what to bring, etc.
Up until a week or so ago we had decided on Mexico - but why stop there - right!
WoW! I can hardly wait!
Big News - right? Right!
Today's Interesting Link: I've also been spending some time on Nomadic Matt's site. Matt has a GREAT site - he has been EVERYWHERE - well almost. Most importantly right now is that he has been to Central America. Thankfully he goes through each country providing travel tips, prices and places to visit. Take a look.