Hometown Hunker Down

If you haven’t heard, there is a pandemic going on. (Insert pause for chuckles here.)

We did what a lot of fulltimers chose to do, travel quickly to hunker down near family. We arrived in our hometown in late April and left on May 30th.

How did we spend our time in our hometown? More time than usual at home, but it was okay because our friend Tiffany offered us a sweet place to park our home. We also spent a lot of time enjoying our favorite foods from restaurants we love, in the form of takeout, from the comfort of our couch.

We also got lucky and a few friends and family members expanded their quarantine circles, so we did get to enjoy their company on some adventures. It was amazing.

We went boysenberry and blueberry picking.

The boys got their first DIY home haircuts (aka buzz cuts).

We enjoyed our favorite creek spots and trails.

We caught (and released) lizards, frogs, and bugs for days.

We met the newest member of our family! We are head over heels for this little one!

We went fishing with grandparents.

We spent time at the creek with other grandparents.

We saved a ton of caterpillars from certain squashing and took some home to watch them turn into butterflies.

We also took the time to add a garden and snail to our traveling zoo, and make some renovations to our tiny home.

A few random fun shots from the month.

Now we are on the road again and left with the same bittersweet feeling we had the last time we left. We love our friends and family. We love our hometown. We also really enjoy this travel life.

It is a weird time in the United States right now. Not only is there the pandemic, but there are riots, police and civilian violence, and peaceful protests in pretty much every urban area right now. The recent death of George Floyd sparked incredible and rightful outrage. People of color and their allies (Doug and I included) want change. It is a very important time in history. For friends and family reading this, we were already avoiding major cities due to Covid-19, so we won’t likely come across any of the riots. We do stand united with our brothers and sisters of color and will do what we can to help achieve the systemic change that is needed. We will teach our children how to stand up against injustice and fight for equality, and we will take the time to read, learn, and listen to become better allies.

Next up, our second adventures in Truckee.

Current Adventure Stats:

On the road: 10 1/2 months
Miles towing our home: 6,046
Campgrounds visited: 45
Breweries visited: 31
National/State Parks/Monuments visited: 18

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