Its been almost exactly 10 months since we've been back from our previous 7 month RV journey and we've decided to do it all over again! It seems almost perfect that we're starting this next journey off on Canada Day as we had so many fond memories of last years Canada Day where we spent it in the beautiful Jasper, Alberta...to now kicking off our much anticipated East Coast adventure! We've been out East before, but never with the kids so we're really looking forward to showing the kids the beauty of Canada's East Coast including PEI, Bay of Fundy, Cabot Trail and so much more.
This journey will be slightly different than the previous one given that we'll actually be true 'full-timers' this time around meaning we don't really have an end date in mind and I'll of course be working virtually as we travel while Wendy will be homeschooling the kiddo's as we move from one amazing location to another. We feel pretty fortunate to be able to do this again, but this day and age you can run a business from almost anywhere as long as you have a decent internet connection so why not try something fun, exciting and different?
The 10 months we spent back in our hometown was really fantastic getting to reconnect with our close friends and family. That is definitely the biggest drawback to this lifestyle in that you can't bring your friends and family with you wherever you go so there certainly will be times where we'll miss everyone...so thank God for Facetime/WhatsApp/Skype etc. It helps for sure! We'll miss you all, but looking forward to staying connected at least virtually. Shyla and Lennon have even decided to stay in touch via the traditional snail-mail by sending postcards every once in a while. We'll see how long that keeps up, but I think its pretty cool that they want to keep in touch by writing their friends letters.
I'm sure some of our friends and family are pretty surprised that we decided to do this AGAIN! But the truth is, despite having a great time when we returned home, visiting and hanging out with everyone, we also continued to long for more fun and more incredible travel experiences. Even when we managed to previously achieve such an incredible life-altering goal of quitting the 9-5 job, buying an RV, traveling all across Canada and the USA and opening my own business we still wanted more!! I guess that's the great thing about life...when you achieve something meaningful and rewarding, it shouldn't end there right? I mean how sad would that be if once you achieved an incredible goal you just packed it in and had no more dreams to fulfill in life?? That's just not how it works...at least not for us. We've just made our dreams even bigger this time around and I imagine once this adventure ends there will be another huge one waiting around the corner.
So for those of you interested in our tentative travel plans...below is our general route and itinerary of where we'll be. After this East Coast loop we haven't yet fully decided where to next...we just know we need to avoid the winter :).