May you live in interesting times!
I love this Chinese proverb. My husband and I have definitely lived an interesting life, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Ok, that’s a lie. I’d changed a bunch of things that my older and wiser self now knows, but since going back and doing a repeat isn’t possible, I’m still pretty content with my personal journey.
In June of 2013, we moved into our RV full-time, (on a whim) and now home is where we park it. Since our children now live in Phoenix, Arizona, you’ll usually find us spending the winters in Arizona. The rest of the year we enjoy meandering around. Lately, you’ll find us spending our summers in northern Wisconsin on family private property and doing some out and back explorations into Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Pennisula.
Whims, weather, and family dictate our travels!
That’s me. I was exposed to camping and RVing at a young age. Wanting to travel regularly, I became a Flight Attendant, which led to marrying a Pilot. Go figure! Although the aviation lifestyle was great, it was not conducive to starting a family. I quit aviation, became a Realtor, worked for a couple of Home Builders, and eventually started my own company in Home Building. Oh, add in a couple of children just for fun!
After years of running a business and raising children, it was time for a break, time for a change, time to travel and explore … time to hit the road in an RV.
Al grew up in a small farm town in northern Illinois and travel was something he dreamt about. After college, he became a Naval Officer and Aviator.
This was an exciting adventure well beyond those small-town dreams. The Navy took him all over the world. He decided to leave the military and go into Commercial Aviation where he fell in love with a Flight Attendant ten years his junior. Years later, Al left aviation, joined Ingrid in the business and is now semi-retired.
Our Brittany Spaniel was a constant source of joy and entertainment for almost 15 years. We continue to miss his companionship and unconditional love. He was one of a kind and will always hold a special place in our hearts ♥
After numerous moves… From Illinois to Nevada to Colorado, Al and I decided southern Colorado was a great place to raise the children and start our own business.
In the late 1990s, I became a Licensed General Contractor and started a business in Home Building. It didn’t take long for Al to leave aviation, obtain a General Contractors license, and join me full-time in the business. The business turned into a very successful, rewarding, and award-winning venture.
Children… After our son graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder), he moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Several years later, with a degree in Business from Colorado State University (Fort Collins), our daughter joined her brother in Phoenix.
We love having both our children located in the same city, and let’s face it, Arizona is not a bad place to spend the winter.
Thanks for stopping by …
Happy trails, Ingrid & Al
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