We like change. And our lives have changed dramatically over the past two years. In May, 2014, after selling our house and retiring from our jobs, my husband, George, and I set out on a year-long RV trip, with our dog, Zoe, a new truck, and a 22-foot travel trailer.
We left our home in Alaska, where we had lived on-and-off for about twenty-five years and traveled over 31,000 miles through 23 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Our trip is documented in this blog from April 2014 to May 2015.
We explored, savored the day-to-day pleasures of living without a work schedule, visited with family, and–as a side benefit–scouted possible places to settle down. We were looking for a few acres, a good gardening climate, and nearby ocean or lakes.
We found all of that in mid-coast Maine–and more. In May 2015, we bought a Maine hillside house with a view, old apple trees, lots of sun, neighboring farms, and possibilities.
I started this blog as a journal of our RV trip and had no intention of continuing it past our travels. But, just as I wanted to document our trip, I now want to document our time working with this exquisite piece of land in an area of the country that is new to us. We will be putting in gardens, an orchard, building a sauna and a greenhouse, and eventually adding solar and, perhaps, wind power. So, this blog, and our life, is morphing from travel to putting down roots.