We are back on our home turf and from the instant our feet touched land we have been spending every waking moment, and many should've-been sleeping moments, among family and friends. We parked Rode Trip on a mooring ball in the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, NH and said, "Be good, boat!" We were off!
Brian and I are blessed with incredible families and friends whom we love tremendously. We simply couldn't live this lifestyle without their ongoing support. It was wonderful to spend quality time, in-person, with those who know us best!
In New Hampshire, we had many wonderful happenings to celebrate...weddings, engagements, new babies, job promotions, new homes, expanding family businesses, triathalons completed, open-water swims conquered, thriving gardens, pocket Oreos, and yet another season of fantasy football! In Pennsylvania, we had many wonderful happenings to celebrate...new babies, new homes, new jobs, retirement, floors installed, and the invention of the Reese's Cup S'more. Of course all of these successes hadn't been obtained without some hardships along the way and we shared our support, this time with hugs instead of emails, and were grateful that everyone is healthy and eagerly anticipating their next adventures along their lifelong journeys.
Though I cannot begin to express the gratitude Brian and I share in feeling, I do think a few words of thanks are in order. Thank you for driving us all over in your zippity cars, it seems one cannot survive on land without one. Thank you for feeding us. Thank you for letting us sleep on your beds, and on your couches, and on your floors. Thank you for letting us use your laundry machines, over and over again. Thank you for letting us indulge in insanely long, hot showers (or was that just a good friend's way of hinting). Thank you for welcoming us home!