We are now 2 presentations in with 6,000+ miles driven across 16 states, all in 2 weeks. To say it’s been busy is an understatement! But we are happy.
I have lots of updates, but a few take precedence over others.
As we mentioned, we are going to see a lot of friends as we traverse the country. Sometimes, it will be for 5 minutes, so don’t get too excited.
But in these past 2 weeks, we got to be a part of 2 important life events in our travels.
In Colorado, Jamie, aka SILAdventure, and Rachel, aka DocDoc, got unionized! They were the 210th couple in CO to enter into a civil union. They will have a more formal celebration in August with friends and family, but we were happy to be able to be there to witness their commitment.
In Connecticut, Sarah, our niece who looks like the daughter I won’t have, made her First Communion! It was nice to be able to check in with family, even if it was for less than 24 hours.
We also hit our 28th high point! We were driving along and realized we were very close to Iowa’s Hawkeye Point (elevation 1,670 feet). Yes, we still use maps people. So off we went. Iowa definitely takes pride in their high point and have created a whole little park area for it! What’s even cooler is they have signs posted for all the high points showing how far they are!
As for our new BP role, we are settling in and embracing life on the road. Don’t worry, I will do a whole separate post at some point to describe what it’s like to wake up and not know what time zone you are in. Oh, and to show you our ride/new home; that is WAY cool.
I think the most ironic thing about our BP role is that social media is a HUGE part of it. J was forced to break his streak of not jumping on the book of Face, as he calls it. Although, he inevitably had a presence because of me all along, whether he liked it or not. But, we are now fully emerged in all things social media. Let’s ignore the fact that my 19-year-old cousin had to give us a tutorial on how to set up a twitter account … so maybe fully emerged is not the right word.
In any case, you can find us on our website, on the book of Face (aka Facebook), on Twitter, on YouTube. Find us anywhere basically.
We are now on our way to Trail Days and will stay in one place for more than 24 hours. Can’t wait to interact with all our beloved AT hikers and spread the good word of the outdoors!!!!!