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This week my family has been doing our BIG trip test run. So far it is going well. We have a running list of things we would like to alter in the RV before we leave and are figuring out how to best run our days so we have a good balance of family time, mom & dad time, alone time, and work time for me.
I will admit I am still having thoughts of “this is absolutely crazy” as well as “I can’t be away from my own bed for 6 months!” but for the most part this week I am in awe that my family can do this–even if biggest reason why we can is a cause of sorrow for me. Still I know my dad would love the idea of our family taking his money and seeing North America in a bigger way. He was a real live in today type man.
On the first full day of our week long camping trip in Michigan we went up to Sleeping Bear dunes to hike the trails. The views from the top were amazing.
It was a 4 hour trip from where our family is staying for the week but it was worth the drive.
After the day trip to the dunes we took a day off and just let everyone do their own thing for the day.
The next day we decided to invest in a simple long distance disc golf frisbee for each member of the family. My husband and I figure it will make for some great low cost fun for the family during the trip. In general once you have your disc you can play for free.
Although we did have fun, lets just say that certain members of the family really need to work on their throw. There was a lot of time spent searching for discs in the woods and long grass that bordered the course.
Before you think the whole trip has been all fun you should know that I am also practicing how to fit in working while we camp this week, so that I know how to best do it during the BIG trip.
I have discovered that I can do most of my blog writing offline at the campground using google drive. However I do need access to WiFi for at least 2 to 4 hours 6 days a week just to keep up with social media and the post writing tasks that cannot be done offline.
Thank goodness for Starbucks cards earned through places like InstaGC and Swagbucks. I can keep my Starbucks gold member card filled enough to allow me to get an ice-coffee while I catch up on my work. Since and ice coffee is under $2.50 that makes for some pretty inexpensive internet access.
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