A little change in plans…

After nearly 8 years of traveling in our Airstream across United States and Canada, we are finally ready to expand our horizons a little wider. If you’d asked me 6 months ago, I would not have guessed that this would be our plan. Our summer in Alaska was literally a life changing event. It brought our world to the proper perspective and made us realize just how little we have seen. We don’t know how many more years we will be living this way but we are striving to explore and discover our world wider and further before we are done.

Mali Mish Airstream (photo by Catherine Abegg)

For the past month, we have been working on building a smaller and more nimble adventure mobile. Starting in January, we are making our way south into Baja, Mexico and spend our winter there. What happens after that is still unknown but our options are to either continue heading south until we can go no further or roll everything on to a freight ship and push forward on another continent. The uncertainty is both exciting and scary but we can’t wait for this next phase to begin.

Today we are headed to the California desert for a few nights. When we leave, our Airstream will not leave with us. It will stay there in storage for the foreseeable future. The next phase of our travels will take us to places that will just be easier if

Before we head to Mexico, we headed into the California desert for a few nights. When we leave the desert, our Airstream will not leave with us. It will stay there in storage for the foreseeable future. The next phase of our travels will take us to places that will just be easier if we didn’t tow a trailer. We have no plans to sell her. There are too many memories made in and around it and we do think one day we will be back living in her again. Until then, she will be snugly tucked away safe and sound.

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Say hello to our new Adventuremobile. It’s a 2016 Four Wheel Pop-Up Camper Grandby model in Silver Spur trim that sits on a 2016 Ford F-250 long bed gas truck. We will start blogging real-time from Mexico (while still catching up on our summer in Alaska). More details on the set-up to follow as we start our adventure.

(First two photos courtesty of the lovely Catherine Abegg)

Thanks for reading,
Marlene

7 Responses to A little change in plans…

  1. DrewBear2 January 25, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Wow! What an exciting change. I’m looking forward to updates about your journey south. I just happened to do some research on the Grandby recently. That’s going to be quite an adjustment for the five of you. I wish you safe travels!

    • marlene February 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

      Thanks. It was an overwhelming transition for a few days but we’ve got it down now and love it.

  2. Eric Woodall March 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Did you sell the Ford?

    • marlene April 14, 2016 at 7:17 am #

      Yes. We needed to switch to a gas engine. Dan is actually putting a VLOG about it today. Stay tuned.

    • malimish May 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

      sold the 2015 diesel shortcut and bought a 2016 gas long bed.

  3. Caleb Cissna May 25, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    Why gas not diesel again?

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