Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We're back in Missouri.

We're in Springfield, Missouri now. We left Colorado on the 2nd of this month and began our trek East slowly making our way across Kansas and into Missouri. It's kind of hard to believe it's been 19 days since arriving. Our stay in this location will end up being a little over a month. At the end of September I have a craft show and at the beginning of October, there will be another one. As time goes on, we're beginning to feel the pull of needing our life on the road. At the moment we're staying with Chris' family and will continue to do so until we head out. However, we didn't leave Colorado without going out like a bang.

My family drove from Virginia to see us for 4 days. We showed them around, lived it up on the river, fed chipmunks, toured Frisco and had a blast at the hot springs. It was way too short but loads of fun. Before we left, we filled our days by paddling, toured more towns and enjoyed those last few trips. Overall, our summer couldn't have gone better. The people we met while working and living there were amazing. They were filled with tons of knowledge about locations to visit, things to do and places to eat, while the adventures we went on filled our souls for more time to be spent on the road.

Most people now are wanting to know, "So what is next?"

At the beginning of October, we'll do one more craft show, pack our belongings and head further East back to Florida. We know that this winter will be spent in the same location as last. The entire family loved it, the weather was amazing and the kids have stuff to do in their down time. Chris will most likely be working with Ron Jon Surf Shop again, but things can change so we'll see. Our time there will bring us back into April and from there, we'll spend the summer in Buena Vista at the rafting company.  Once we get back to Florida though, we also have to take care of the "BEAST", also known as Bessie. Hopefully it's in working order but that RV is more of a "take it as it comes" kind of thing. So in all honesty, we have a bit to do once getting to the sunshine state. She comes with a love - hate relationship.

In the meantime, we're enjoying what Missouri has to offer by visiting old friends, seeing favorite sites and paddling when we can. Most of our days have been spent by getting ready for the craft shows to be honest. Getting ready for a craft show requires tons of time and much hand work. So far I've probably made roughly 100 new bows while also maintaining my Etsy shop. It'll be nice when the shows actually arrive so that I can take a breather for a few days.

And that my friends, is what we've been up to for the month of September. We're looking forward to hooking up the camper, hittin' the road and seeing new places.