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During March, Mike and I flew to San Antonio for a few days so Mike could teach a public ExpressionEngine 2 Train-ee Class (the kids hung out with Grandpa & Grandma). Although our days were busy with the training class, our evenings were open for exploring. The trip reminded us why we’re returning to a mobile lifestyle.

The beginning of April, Mike was scheduled to teach a private Train-ee Class near Atlanta. We decided to add a few days to the event and make it a family trip. We drove longer stretches than we’re accustomed to, stayed in hotels rather than our 5th wheel (it was still in storage) and ate out more than normal (which pleased Miranda).

Even with the differences, we enjoyed adventuring together again. On the way to Georgia, we stopped in Knoxville and enjoyed a delicious home-cooked meal with the Longneckers. The day before Mike was scheduled to teach, we spent most of the day at Stone Mountain (where we challenged ourselves on the Sky Hike). The days Mike taught, the kids and I enjoyed reading, playing games, getting haircuts, watching baseball’s season opening games on TV, eating, and exploring. On our return trip to MI, we enjoyed lunch at a kitchy little restaurant in Louisville with the Ferrells.

“New” people and “new” places—we love that aspect of traveling and can’t wait until we’re back doing it full-time.

One of our hotels teased us by being next to an RV dealer

One of our hotels teased us by being next to an RV dealer

Five Guys Newbs

Five Guys Newbs

Skywalk at Stone Mountain

Skywalk at Stone Mountain

Happy Storybird completed 2 levels of Skywalk

Happy Storybird completed 2 levels of Skywalk

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain

Prepping for the 3D movie

Prepping for the 3D movie

A fun place to eat in Louisville, KY

A fun place to eat in Louisville, KY

3 Comments Practicing

  1. Picture of Nathan Nathan May 04, 2012

    What stopped you from full time traveling previously? Just curious, that’s all. We had been full timing for years and took a break to expand our family from one son (he’s 10 now), to have another baby (who is now a year and a half) and then did another year before taking this latest break to have our 3rd son (and last, they’re really piling up around here!) before we hit the road full time again this Winter.

    Always curious as to what takes people on and off the road.

  2. Picture of Boyink Boyink May 04, 2012

    Hey Nathan -

    Not quite sure how to answer your question.  We did a year full-time, then came home for 6 months, mainly to prep business and personal lives for the complete stationary-to-mobile transition.

  3. Picture of Nathan Nathan May 04, 2012

    Answered well enough! Best of luck getting back on the ol’ road!

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