Two Hundred and Sixty Feet of Character

Crazy? Maybe. If it were just me trailer touring in approximately 260 square feet it wouldn’t be a big deal, but we total five (dog included). For those of you who don’t know the entire circus coming along, here are the performers.

My adoring and handsome husband Alex who I believe would rather be on his bike than most anywhere else. Alex has recently started his own business, which gives him the freedom to work from anywhere. The challenge is that owning a business requires one to work many, many hours. He will perhaps get to know the travel trailer most intimately as 10 feet of it will be his office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, he has mastered the art of squeezing in daily bike rides and will undoubtedly explore miles and miles of new landscapes.

Here is my 22-month old son Elias. Elias loves running fast, throwing rocks in rivers and snacking on raisins. Unlike most toddlers, this little guy can walk forever and I look forward to taking him to new trails as we move from town to town. While hiking with him is pure joy it’s also a wonderful way to wear the stinker out!

The newest addition to our group is 3-month old Xavier. I could not have asked for a more perfect baby. He sleeps through the night, eats peacefully, smiles when you talk to him and giggles when you tickle his tummy. This little man will spend a lot of time strapped to my chest. For both of us, there could be no better place.

Meta, my old hound dog, will also be along for the ride. Sixty plus pounds of basset, she has traveled from coast to coast, hit the northern and southern border, and has been my constant companion for many years. Perhaps she is not the spry pup of her youth, but her loyalty cannot be matched.

Here I am seeking simplicity. Two hundred and sixty feet of reading, writing, cooking, hikes with my kids and bike rides in joyous solitude.  Let me leave the house to clean, the congestion of stuff and the appointments behind. This is time for us. This is time for me.

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