It would take far too long explain all the things that have happened in the last four months. A lot of very hard things (the end of a marriage), and some positive things (earning a 4.0 gpa for fall). But it’s a new year and there are lots of new things. I’m currently house hunting for my first-ever bought all by myself home (very scary!) and I’m continuing on my educational path (and very seriously looking at grad school programs. I am crazy.)
I am also falling completely in love with this:
This is a Vestibule Teardrop Trailer. And it is BEAUTIFUL. Let me say two things: I have always wanted to travel around the US in a trailer. I’ve never hauled anything before in my life.
The good news? You can pull this with a Subaru Outback, or lucky for me, a BMW X3. The trailers are lightweight (about 1500-2500 lbs depending what’s in them), maneuverable (if YouTube people are to be believed), and are simply stinkin’ cute. I’ve seen other teardrop trailers when camping previously and am obsessed with them. They were never an option before, but on my own or even with Chick, they suddenly are.
Mind you, it’s basic. There’s a bed inside that can become a couch, and a small kitchen in the back with a Dometic cooler as a fridge.
I’m under no illusions about that would be like. But the adventure side, and all the places you could go side of me simply does not care. Camping in the Arches? Done. Yellowstone? Done. The prospect of doing it simply makes me happy.
As I house search now there’s another criteria to go along with a small-ish yard for the dog and three bedrooms; a garage big enough for a teardrop trailer or a neighborhood that allows trailers in the driveway.
Then the only thing left to do is dream up all the places I could go.