Our 2nd Year Nomadiversary!

This is our 2 year #nomadiversary! I put together a montage of our memories, but it is very hard to decide which photos to choose when there were so many great experiences. I selected one photo per month, roughly, but thought our travels warranted a brief narration as well. If you don’t yet travel full-time but have dreams of doing so, I hope this narration gives you a glimpse into how magnificent this lifestyle is.

2016

September - we had to move out of our house on Sept 15, but our rig wasn’t ready for us, so we had to go tent camping for a month. Started in the #Wallowas of OR. Our favorite spot there was this tiny 6-Spot campground in Whitman National Forest. We had our own private river swimming beach. The water was cold but still fun to jump in. Our pets loved it! We also visited Hell’s Canyon National Rec Area and took a tram to the top of the mountain. Did some river fishing (but caught no fish). Explored Joseph and Imnaha. Had butterflies visit us. One landed on my leg and hung out for a good 10 minutes before flying away.

October - had to spend some time in hotels because our rig still wasn’t ready. Once we got in it — on October 15 — we went to a great campground outside of #Portland called L L Stub Stewart. Hiked and explored. After that, we went to the coast of Washington near #Astoria and hiked and explored there. Saw the shipwreck and an amazing tall tower statue that you can climb to the top.

November - began to head eastward. Stopped in Farewell Bend State Park Campground. Avery swam at the beach and we put the patio of our toy hauler down for the first time for cocktails. Moved to Antelope Island (utah) #antelopeisland and was treated to an amazing surprise of a campground on the water. We saw our first #Bison of the trip up close and personal. We spent two weeks in #Moab exploring #Arches NP, #Canyonlands NP, and Dead Horse State Park #deadhorsestatepark. Then we traveled to Bluff, UT to use it as a launching pad around the four corners. Went to #NaturalBridges National Monument, #Hovenweep National Monument, and #MonumentValley.

December - we went to Page, AZ to be in close proximity to #AntelopeCanyon.

We went to both the lower and upper Antelope Canyons. We found the lower Antelope Canyon to be our favorite. Saw #HorseshoeBend. Realized how crowded it really is — it’s not the place that most photos of the solo person sitting at the edge makes it seem. It is lovely nonetheless. Just very crowded. Went to Kanab to explore #Escalante NP. Did lots of hikes there and saw slot canyons and hoodoos. Hiked around #Zion NP. Finally traveled to the Palm Springs area to visit family for the holidays.

2017