If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out of Texas

As we approach our final few days in Texas our home state has decided to give us a warm send-off. VERY warm. Today’s high will reach 101-104. Friday it will hit 103-109, depending on which weather source you look at. So to escape the heat, we’ll be traveling to Central America. Yes, that’s right, the place with the hot oceans and tropical jungles — much closer to the equator than Texas — and yet, also much cooler!

Read More

Just a quick update

Yep, we’re still in Texas! Actually, Dixie made a trip to Michigan to see her sister. I’m still in Texas. Dixie has finished her TEFL certificate classes, and I am busy working on WordPress sites for various clients. We hope to be back on the road by the first week in June, probably headed for Nicaragua unless plans shift. Still have lots of changes to make to the site here and lots of photos and video yet to post.

Read More

A Taste of Texas old style

We won’t be back in Texas for very long, but one thing we want to do a bit differently this visit is to see some sights, things we haven’t seen before, in spite of living here for most of our lives. In other words,we’re going to visit Texas like a tourist! ![Framed][1] We went along with our friends Steve and Joyce to see the home show in Fort Worth. It’s sort of a tradition.

Read More

Back in Texas for a Bit

So after we left Belize we flew back to Texas. We are here visiting friends and family for a bit, and trying to finish up some projects. Dixie is doing a lot of homework in preparation for her TEFL certificate so that she can teach English somewhere. She is thinking that it will be nice to have a reason to get out of the casa, meet new people and make a little money at the same time.

Read More

Well We're Leavin' on a Jet Plane…

We’ve been so busy over the last few months that I don’t think I’ve had the chance for all of this to sink in yet. Living in a ‘foreign’ country for a few months really isn’t that earth-shattering. Millions have done it before, and millions will do it in the future. I try to look at it that way. However, if you add the fact that we will continue to do this for the foreseeable future, with only occasional trips back home, our adventure becomes much more unusual!

Read More

One More Week Until Mexico

What would you do if you had only one week left in the country you were born and raised in? I know what we’re going to do – work! Looks like we’ll be able to fit our stuff into our Rick Steves carry-on bags, but there are a lot of little leftover pieces and parts. So today is eBay day! We plan on heading to Denton on Friday. Glenn will be seeing some old co-workers for the first time in a long time, and we are trying to work in a few other people as well.

Read More

Anywhere in Texas, RFD

Sorry, I just really, REALLY love that old Louis Prima song. And yes, we’re back in Texas! I sometimes forget that not everyone is following along via Facebook and Twitter. But you really should! That is where you get the latest updates, the minutiae. Obviously I have not been very good at keeping up with the photos and travel tales. So many to do! But I have some ideas rattling around in my head about how to catch up and keep up, and we’re gonna need it!

Read More

Amarillo -- May 1 and 2

After escaping the rain in Lawton and the scary lady with a hammer, we stopped for a couple of days of work in Amarillo at the La Quinta East. I wrote stuff, Dixie wrote stuff. While we were there someone posted a picture of a ridiculous looking plane that was supposedly at the Amarillo Airport. Steve Miller said it should still be there, so we took a break to go see it.

Read More

Us vs. Mother Nature

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! “To a Mouse” – Robert Burns – 1785 Our first ‘detour’ was not due to construction but due to time. We attempted to do a wee bit too much all at once. That is how we ended up spending a couple of weeks with my parents before finally driving off.

Read More

Still Homeless, But Living in an SUV

Recently we wrote about [escaping the system][1] and some of the difficulties we’ve faced. One obstacle that we faced was simply time itself. Late last year we began fine-tuning our strategy and a target time-frame for quitting our jobs. Eventually we settled on late March. We drew up a timeline and marked off all of the things we needed to do by that date. Initially this included purchasing and moving into a travel trailer.

Read More