The Great Adventure
It all started around July of 2010.
We had just paid a fortune to get the air conditioner fixed and were feeling disgruntled about it. The kids had been squabbling and seemed bored with everything. A mild sense of discontentment lurked in the corners of the house.
One day, while the kids were outside, digging in our boring old suburban back yard, I cruised the internet. I came across a blog written by a homeschooling mom whose family lives on a catamaran. I read one of her typical posts about life on a boat – perhaps it was about collecting seashells or maybe she just posted some pictures of a beautiful ocean sunset – but I was suddenly filled with longing. I thought “I want to do that.”
Eventually the longing resolved into a desire to give our kids more – more experiences, more adventures, more of everything.
Looking back, I can’t believe how quickly the vision for a new way of life took shape:
“Hey, how about selling our house and everything we own and traveling the country with our kids, giving them an education grounded in adventure and experience?”
So that’s what we did.
Sold everything we spent our entire adult lives acquiring.
Left the only house our kids have ever known.
This is our story.