• The Danger of Doing Something

    Posted by  J Tower on Monday, February 9, 2015

    Last weekend we had one of our longest and most difficult travel days of the trip so far. In addition to a larger-than-advisable number of miles for one day, we also had to drive through terrible road conditions and a "winter weather advisory" for the first few hours. In short, it was the slowest, most dangerous, and most tiring driving we've done with the RV to date.

    After several hours, we finally reached a lower elevation and the air temperature got above freezing. As snow and ice sloughed off



  • Missing Home

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Friday, January 30, 2015

    Lately, I have been feeling more homesick than ever. Yes, I am still glad we're doing this 48 States Project. Yes, I am thankful for all the beautiful & interesting things we're getting to see. Yes, it is an incredible opportunity for the kids, and for us as a family.

    Last night I read a quote that said, "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." And I remembered about a conversation I had with a friend who suggested that part of the hard part of returning after being in Michigan for the holidays



  • The Great Clips Rule: There's No Place Like Home

    Posted by  J Tower on Saturday, January 24, 2015

    As we've moved from place-to-place these past several months, a few locations have started--just a little--to feel like home.

    Recently, as we pulled out of an RV park that felt very comfortable and homey, Brooke commented that it was very sad and difficult to leave. I told her that maybe this was what it felt like to pull up roots that were taking hold, even if very they were very shallow ones.

    As we've tried on many different places as our temporary "home", we've started to notice an odd pattern