Liesl, Willa, Brady and I are about to embark on an adventure.
We’re going to load up Liesl’s pickup truck, and board the Alaska Marine Highway’s cross-gulf ferry from Whittier to Bellingham, Washington.
We’ll pick up a teardrop trailer in Portland, hook it to the back of Liesl’s truck, and hit the road.
Liesl’s dad is coming from Ohio to condo-sit for us. He’ll be here to spend time thinking about next steps in his life, and we’re hitting the road to do the same.
We’re planning a two-month trip, but have no idea how Willa will travel. It could be a much shorter trip!
We have no post-ferry itinerary yet. We’ve talked about driving to Michigan, where Liesl’s mom lives. We might take it slow, and just spend time exploring Washington. Our mid-range plan is to make a loop through the Mountain West.
We have friends and family we hope to see along the way, and places to investigate where we’re thinking about settling down next.
Whatever we decide to do, it will certainly be an adventure.
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Photo by Jay Galvin, used under a Creative Commons attribution license.