Escape from Suburbia: A Year Later

One year ago today we dodged incoming contractors hired by the buyer of our house, moving the last things out while they came in with toolboxes and ladders to install up-to-code smoke detectors and replace a back window to ready it as a rental. We pulled the truck across the street into our neighbor / friends driveway, re-installed our bike rack, loaded up bikes, and then asked one of the contractors to move his van so we could hitch up.

As we pulled out we looked back and it felt very right. The house was no longer our home.

This past year has gone by so quickly - much quicker than our initial year on the road. So much of it’s a blur that it’s easy to forget just what we’ve done since making that transition.

So, I thought I would make a list. In no particular order, since selling the house we:

Not bad!

On the short list while we are in Southern California: surfing lessons and a rental convertible to go beach cruising in. First up is reconnecting with some family again!

5 Comments Escape from Suburbia: A Year Later

  1. Picture of Tiffany - FiteInertia Tiffany - FiteInertia April 28, 2013

    What an awesome year! Inspired - and excited to launch our own in the coming year. We just sold our home (moved out last week)and will be moving into a rental to save $. Although we’re not ready to launch yet, we are putting the plans in place. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Picture of Rose Godfrey Rose Godfrey April 28, 2013

    That means we’ve been following your adventures for a year now. Added you to the reading list when we decided to prep for travel, and we’ve learned a lot from you.

  3. Picture of Boyink Boyink April 29, 2013

    Thanks guys!

    You’re both in the ramp-up process but at different stages. I remember that so well - I think it was 9 months for us, a fitting time span considering the process and birth into a new life..;)

  4. Picture of Renee Renee April 29, 2013

    Happy Nomadiversary! What a great wrap-up of your first year!

  5. Picture of Boyink Boyink April 30, 2013

    Thanks Renee!

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