Unaware if you’ve heard, there’s a huge storm coming into NYC. We went out to chase down #roadlife stories tonight. We found them. We also nearly froze to death. Before. After. Enjoy. @markurmos @neiltolbert #welooklikeasportsteam
Finally back to home base. Feels good to be back in San Diego. Too late to get Dweezil tonight but I'll get him tomorrow. Been gone too long. Shoutout @nomadic_trash for being genreally radd and for taking me homee. #TwistNTurn#RoadLife#TravelingPhotographer#FinallyHome
Yo ho yo ho a dirtbag life for me. Just like that, the seasons have changed. We're transitioning properly with a desert road trip tomorrow and I could not be more excited to drink beer by the fire and pee in the dirt. 😃 And to have something to post other than throwbacks, but then again how cute is my sweet little burner?!
We are more than excited to announce that we have a new trailer!! The second half of 2017 we knew that we were going to have to make a big change. We were almost busting out of the seems of our original trailer. As Blessed as we were to have what we had, we knew God was going to have to show us the next step to continue to grow. Trailers aren't cheap. But we knew that Father God would provide! Little did we know what God had in the works! Last September we played at Freedom Biker Church of Lafayette, LA. We had a great evening of worship & fellowship followed by them cooking us an amazing cajon meal! (The real deal, guys!) Then as we were loading up, a conversation arose between our guys & the Pastors. One said something about needing a smaller trailer & one said that we needed a bigger one. Then something was said about trading. Our thoughts were, "Like what???" haha In the end it was agreed on us parting & given time to pray about it. Well, over the last several months we received a phone call from Pastor Kent saying that they wanted to trade!! So with our hearts beyond overwhelmed, we arrived late this past Sunday evening to trade out trailers. As we said goodbye to our 12' trailer that was our grandfather's & was such a tool that started the PWB ministry, with joy we knew that it would still be used to share the Gospel! And then we drove off with our new 16' one, that would now allow us to expand!
To Pastor Kent & Anissa Duhon & all of the amazing congregation of Freedom Biker Church, Lafayette LA, we thank you guys for your loving kindness that you have shown us since day one. For your hearts for Jesus & leading of the Spirit. We could never thank you enough! We love you guys & pray Blessings beyond compare over you all!
To those that have prayed & believed God with us for PWB ministries, thank you! We love you all!
We are so overwhelmed with the goodness of our Heavenly Father! And to be honest the real realization of what happened over the weekend is just setting in! Every time that we walk outside, there it is! God's faithfulness is something that is so big & unimaginable but oh so real! We stand in complete amazement of His goodness & provision!
☀️ Happy 1st day of Spring!! 🌳 We sure are happy winter is over! We enjoyed both embracing the cold ❄️ in Colorado for a few months of winter and then escaping the cold in Florida and Texas. We loved having 70-80 degree weather in #BigBendNationalPark 🌵the past several days! 💻
We wrote a Guide to Winter RVing: Where to go to Escape the Cold and Tips for Surviving the Cold! ❄️ Link in bio!
Saturday night I splurged a little before starting 80 days of healthier choices :) this drink was called “flannel pajamas” because it left you feeling toasty and warm (yes I made that last part up! lol)
Let's talk Security - so a couple of nights ago, I parked my van overnight in a parking lot, and stayed somewhere else overnight. I worked the next day, and came back to the van to find that someone had smashed the front passenger window, broken in, and stolen a few things. They opened the glove box and took a rescue knife, they took my MacBook out of my bag, and took a carved wooden bowl that I got in Mexico City which was full of change. The scenario was that I had been working a lot of days in a row, was extremely fatigued and made a bad decision to park my home in a shady place overnight. I'm actually not too upset, because they didn't take much and it could have been a lot worse. I'd like to go over the lessons learned, and precautions to take in the future so something like this never happens to you. First, avoiding the break in - I parked in a kind of shady area near a marina, but it was also next to an intermodal container which likely served to shield the person from view. I'm going to venture a guess that if I was parked in an open area under a light, it would have been much less of a target for a break in because of the exposure to possible bystanders or security. Secondly, I likely had some valuable things visible inside the front cab. The rear windows were all covered, and the back was closed off by blackout curtains, but I had a leather bag the size of a laptop sitting in the front. I also had a work shirt from my job as a boat captain hanging in the front, which contains gold bars on the shoulders, which could have indicated that there might be valuables in the van. The odd thing is, the perpetrators seemed to be somewhat respectful that they were inside someone's home. I have some IKEA cube storage drawers, and they pulled them out and rifled through them. But the thing is - they put them back. The reason I know this is that they put them back in the reverse order. Why would they do that? Any way, no hard feelings to these guys. They looked around and opened stuff up, but they didn't trash the place. The knife was a gift though, and they can have the change, but I wish they hadn't taken the bowl. Now, I'm also not that upset because they....
Clara is our inquisitive, spirited stargazer. Her body is always in motion and yet she will sit contentedly outside, just watching the world go by. We hope what we are doing gives her lots to ponder.
Routine is harder to establish and Clara likes to know what to expect. Inevitably, the life we lead has some negatives but we think the positives tip the scales. We work to provide some structure to each day to give her more of the routine she likes while living our lives 3 months at a time.
We are often considering her needs as we navigate road life and the unexpected and challenging situations that present themselves. She has a voice and we want her to know her opinion matters in how our family lives.
Simplicity is something that can be cultivated in any type of life but we found that RVing is the most conducive for us at this time in our lives. We don't have room for lots of toys or elaborate birthdays. In keeping our lives simple, we hope we make time for each of us to develop and grow.
We don't know if or when we will need to change our pace but so far Clara has said she wants to stay in the RV! #freewayfourintroductions#ourreasonswhy#rvlife#stargazer