A Little About Us

There and Back Again or just like a bad penny, we keep turning up on the road. When I pulled my oldest kids and began homeschooling, it was all about having the time to travel, and we did. We used our Regency Conversion Van to pull our Pop Up Camper all over the United States. We were as far south as the Florida Keys and as far North as Door County Wisconsin and practically everywhere in between. With four and then five kids, it was the only way we could travel and stay within our budget.

One of our boys back in the day, in the Smoky Mountain National Park.

So, here we are again.

Why do this?

  • Because our youngest kid (now a teenager) doesn’t remember any of the cool places, we’ve ventured.
  • Because this is our last kid at home and after he graduates life will begin a new chapter, and it’s a now or never situation.

I thought about waiting until we were ready to hit the road before I began this blog, but decided that it would be more fun to chronicle the entire adventure from start to finish (whenever that may be).

I plan on journaling the entire saga, including:

  • Choosing our camper. Will it be a Class B, B+, or a trailer?
  • What if any tow vehicle will we acquire?
  • How does home educating a teenager work on the road?
  • Will I successfully obtain coffee regularly while we travel? How about Donuts?

We’re not locked into any of these plans; one of the beautiful things about life is how we constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started and articulating the process is interesting in itself.

How will we get started? Well, we’ve already begun to research campers, vans, and trailers. I’ll blog about the pros and cons of each. After we get our rental home sold (hopefully before Summer 2020), we’ll hit the road.

Whether you’re ready to join us, already out there, or just vicariously curious, I’m happy to welcome you to Windy City Rover!

-Jen

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