Hitting the road

Tomorrow is the big day!  Sort of.  Tomorrow Justin will pick me up in Steamboat, and we will be heading to our storage room in Hayden, CO to pick up our stuff, then heading on to Justin’s parents’ house in Craig to finish getting everything all packed and set for the trip.  We’re leaving Colorado on Sunday morning, first stop Utah!

Three weeks has FLOWN by.  We were only going to stay two weeks at first, and at this point I just don’t know how that would have worked out; even three seems like it was way too short.  We had three weeks full of chiropractor appointments, upper respiratory infections, rainy weather, and seemingly endless work on Justin’s part.  But we also had three weeks of visiting with our wonderful families, eating delicious food, fly fishing, hiking, kite flying, building and picture taking.  Not bad at all.

Justin has been finely handcrafting a small trailer to pull behind the mighty Suzuki.  I only saw it back in its early stages, so I have no idea what it looks like right now, I’ll get to see the finished product when he rolls into town tomorrow morning to pick me up.  I think it’s going to be a wonderful addition to our personal gypsy caravan, but now I’m going to have to really learn how to back up a trailer.

Have you ever tried it?  It’s basically impossible. Basically.

But I’ll get it.  Well, I’d better… or we’re going to be driving over a lot of curbs and sidewalks.

It’s so exciting to finally be getting our epic journey started after thinking about it and planning it for such a long time.  Everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) keeps telling us how lucky we are to be getting to do this, and that “now is the perfect time in our lives” to be taking a trip like this.  Like later on we won’t have control over where we can go or something.  I’m not exactly sure if that’s true, but I think it’s best to be safe anyway.  Plus if the world really does end this year at least we will have gone on a road trip to Alaska!  Right?

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  1. Ania says:

    Into the wild!

  2. Did you catch that big fish by hand? You are nature girl! Safe travels.

    • payjeb@gmail.com says:

      Haha no I’m not quite that good! We went fly fishing a couple of weeks ago, it was so much fun! That was the first time I have ever caught a fish, and I caught 9 that day!

  3. Hey Payje!! So exciting…please drive safely!! Your mom told me you were leaving via Twitter. Wish you’d be at High Point with her so I could bump into you :)

    Can’t wait to hear all ab your travels and Alaska!!!

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