…and I would drive 8000 miles

yep…8000 miles.  8000 miles from Cincinnati to the west coast and back again. According to our handy-dandy (seriously the thing is awesome) AAA Trip Tik, if we drive the trip all at once it would take 125 hours and 24 minutes.  But, we like sleep, A LOT of sleep, so we’re going to spread it out a little.  About 8 weeks or so….

In case you aren’t tracking…Aaron, myself, our two boys and the dog are loading up into a 35-foot Georgetown motorhome and headin’ west!  We’re calling it the Radical Sabbatical for several reasons, some of which I will get to in later posts.  But here are a few reasons why we think it’s a little radical:

1.  Have you seen the price of gas?

2.  Did I mention that our children are ages 6 & 5? And that the dog, well, let’s just say she’s sweet and all, but she’s a few fries short of a Happy Meal!

3. Who do you know in their 30’s who does this?  I mean aren’t RV’s for retired people?

4 Those kids of ours — one of them is “spirited” and the other needs a serious amount of alone time…and we’re going SOLO (read: NO BABYSITTER) for 8 WEEKS — that’s radical!

Are we there yet?

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6 Responses to …and I would drive 8000 miles

  1. Monica Stewart says:

    If anyone can do this the two of you can. Speaking from experience and Brooke you know it’s true, a family that camps together stays together. You will encounter bumps along the road, be sure of that but love and laughter will see you through. We will be following your blog and awaiting the day you are hear to plug into our electric, fill up with water and let us entertain you! In answer to number three on your list of reasons why you are doing this… I can only say that when I am in my thirties I would be thrilled to have this opportunity!

    On a serious note though- you better come up with a name for your motorhome. And some kind of secret handshake to get into the door.

    • wrightnowa says:

      Well for names, we were considering “G-town” but that’s kind of lame. Before we got the Georgetown, we looked at a 34 foot Beaver… yeah, the possibilities were endless 🙂
      Can’t wait to see you guys!

    • Monica Stewart says:

      Do yourselves a favor and find the documentary, Horatio’s Drive. (Netflix) It’s about America’s first road trip. We watched it last night and thought it would be the perfect research addition before your raddical sabbatical. Tom Hanks narrates it and you will learn everything you need to know about the open road.

  2. Angela says:

    Mark and I actually drooled over a very simple RV at an Oregon campsite a few years ago. Prove it can be done, and we’re right behind you!

  3. Erin Conroy says:

    Whoo-hoo! I took my two boys on a road trip across North Dakota to see the Lewis and Clark trail. It was supposed to be for ten days. We came home on day 8. What can I say? I was outnumbered.

    I can’t wait to follow your trip. How cool is this going to be?!

  4. Amanda Lail says:

    Love it! I can’t wait to read along and follow your adventure. Have fun!!!!

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