The past 6 months, a lot of changes have occurred within our family. My daughter began homeschooling at the end of January and my son will start homeschooling this upcoming school year. I got a great job working for a wonderful company that provides me not only great opportunities, but flexibility in scheduling, and the time off I need when I need it. My husband will soon be joining me at the same company so that we can embark on a dream of a road trip later this fall and into 2016.
When I look back at my travels as a child and teen, one trip stands out in particular. My parents took me to England and Europe the summer before my senior year in High School. I was able to see the Canterbury Cathedral and visit Stratford on Avon, both places I would read about in school. That trip had a profound affect on my education as I could remember how the places looked, felt, and even smelled while I was reading about them later in the school year. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized that experience is really the best teacher we could ever have.
Since we are homeschooling, this will take our classroom on the road and my husband and I can work anywhere that we have Wi-Fi so it’s a great time in our lives to set out on this dream of a year. I have never been one to ask for much when it comes to financing my dreams, but this type of undertaking is going to be expensive. After seeing a few GoFundMe campaigns for similar trips, I decided I would give that a go. We will have expenses such as gas, entrance fees, food of course, and other incidentals while on this great adventure. The timing is perfect as far as the ages of the kids – 9 and 7, my RA is in remission at the moment so I’m able to be active and enjoy all the trip has to offer, and with our flexible work situation – I can’t think of a better time to hit the road.
If you would like to contribute towards our adventure, check out our campaign below. Please share as well, so that we can get the word out.