Blogs categorized 'general'

  • Simplifying

    Posted by  J Tower on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Pray, for what do we move ever but to get rid of our furniture...

    - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

    I've been reminded of Thoreau's Walden a lot recently as we've been going through our possessions trying to decide which we want to get rid of, which we want to store, and which we want to take with us on the trip. What's surprised me the most about the process is how much easier it is to get rid of things when you imagine literally dragging it around the country with you in a small RV.

    As I've considere



  • In 6 months...

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Sunday, December 15, 2013

    It is hard to believe that in 6 short months we will be beginning this 48 states project adventure that we have been talking about for nearly 2 years.  It will include many firsts for us, including this--my very first blog post :)

    It has been an interesting process of anticipating, grieving and preparing for this endeavor.  We were working on making our (very long) list of tasks and many emotions came up for me--excitement, overwhelmedness, sadness, fear, hope, joy, and curiosity.  The anticipati



  • Our First Blog Post

    Posted by  J Tower on Monday, September 16, 2013

    Welcome to our 48 States Project blog. This is where we'll update anyone who cares and let them know about our progress throughout our adventure. No doubt it will be difficult to capture the experience in a blog, but we'll do our best to give you a flavor of it, even when it's not perfect or pretty.

    Thanks for caring enough to read this far. We hope to see you on the road!