Top Posts in October Are…

This blog’s been QUIET the past few months, as we’re doing all of our posting for Going Mobile. Here’s what’s getting clicked on in that space:

How to score a camping site at Arches National Park

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We lucked out after talking with the helpful camp hosts at this very popular campground.

8 awesome places to eat and drink in Aspen

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The pate at Meat & Cheese in Aspen, Colorado, is exceptional.

Outdoorsy offers opportunity to try before you buy

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We’ve rented all sorts of vehicles through Outdoorsy.

4 essential tips for experiencing Mesa Verde National Park

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We loved catching the sunset at the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park.

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Real Talk: The Next Chapter’s Unfolding

As we’ve previously mentioned, Our Grand Tour is ramping up to head out on the road for real very shortly. We’ve sold our home in the super nova hot Seattle real estate market and set a date for our departure in mid-August. (First major road trip: North to Alaska!)

When we tell friends and family about this plan, there are two reactions:

You’re so cool! Man, I wish I were doing something like that. How awesome!!

OR….

You’re crazy!! Where will you go? What will you do with all your stuff? Are you NUTS?

The answers to all those questions are all still very much TBD. We’re both thrilled and a little terrified to start this new chapter with so many unknowns ahead. But, hey, that’s life, right?

We definitely never dreamed we would be taking this path, but, honestly, part of the reason we’re making this bold move… we can no longer afford to live in Seattle! It’s not the same city we moved to in 2007. And, while we truly wish nothing but the best for this beautiful spot on the Puget Sound, all the signs keep pointing us in this direction: GET OUT OF TOWN!

We’ll miss our friends, the vibrant food scene, the playoff-bound Mariners, our neighborhood, the Space Needle and so much more, but this isn’t goodbye forever. It’s just so long for now.

And… on that note! We have a new blog on our old newspaper. Please check out Going Mobile on The Spokesman-Review. Talk about going full circle!! We’re so grateful to have that platform to connect! We’re also posting our adventures on Instagram. Hope to see you down the road…

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Olympic Peninsula in a Peace Van