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post #21 of 83
If you are coming to NC, let's get together. We are in central NC so not far from the mountains and the beach. I emailed you.

Can not wait to hear about your adventures.

Elizabeth in Raleigh,NC
post #22 of 83
Congratulations! I'm trying to think of what all interesting we have here, but I'm new to the area. Oh, I think we have the best free public transportation system in the country! It's fabulous!
I'm in Vail, CO. If you think you're headed my way, you're welcome to come by.
post #23 of 83
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Our RV was just converted to run on straight vegetable oil...clean for the environment and free!
I wouldn't advertise this too terribly much....I just read a news story about a man w/ a VO car (maybe in one of the Carolinas?) who was slapped w/ a big fine for not paying gas tax or highway tax or whatever. ridiculous.
post #24 of 83
How cool!

I'm just west of Seattle, on the Kitsap Peninsula.....on the way to the rain forest.

Let me know if you're coming my way.....I'd love to meet you as well.
post #25 of 83
I think you are addicted to smallness!!! I don't blame you. How neat!!!

I really loved your apartment though. Some lucky person will move in with all those nice custom colors!
post #26 of 83
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pb...D=200770611001

I accidentally bookmarked that when I read it and accidentally just stumbled on it. In hindsight, maybe I read that on MDC? You people have infiltrated my brain.

Anyhoo, best of luck, it sounds like quite a fun adventure!
post #27 of 83
I am so jealous! WOW! Living my dream, my DH isn't so adventerous. We live in San Diego CA, and would love to meet you. I teach a wonderful music class for parents and their children, would love you and Bella to come by and take it ON ME! So excited for you guys...

Kathleen
post #28 of 83
Have fun. We will follow your journey, of course. I will get ahold of you soon. We just bought a house outside of Wilmington (turn and burn) so let me know what I can do for you on this end. I hope you make it this way, I think you have other friends in this direction. Good Luck!!!!!!!!

Kelli
post #29 of 83
Sara, this is so awesome!!! Will you be coming back to Iowa eventually? DH and I have talked about doing this same kind of thing (living in an RV and traveling the US) but we have to figure out that darn money thing first.

Good luck with all your adventures, I will be watching your blog!!
post #30 of 83
If you swing back to the midwest, I hope you'll come visit Rochelle, IL. I could really use your downsizing and decluttering expertise here. I'm beginning to think I really do need to pay someone to hold my hand through this process.

Have fun on the road!!! *super jealous smiley here*
post #31 of 83
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Originally Posted by doriansmummy View Post
Oh my gosh that is sooo neat!
Your lil girl is lucky!
I cant wait to see what you do with the RV! It looks really nice!
Will either of you be working or did you save for this?

Best of luck to you and your family on this new wonderful journey.

P.S. However gets your apartment is sooo lucky!
We will be working on the road. I will do photography and decluttering/organizing homes and Matt will do handyman type jobs, and other odd jobs. We have some money saved, but we will be working too.

We just gave notice on our apartment today...so there is a cute apartment for rent in Bozeman...who wants it?

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Originally Posted by Wugmama View Post
You truly amaze me. I hope you end up in my neck of the woods, would love to meet you!

When you saw you would be looking for places to stay, do you mean in other's homes or to park your RV?

Keep us updated!

~Tracy
Tracy...
We'll be looking for places to park our "home" We are fully contained though, so it can just be a backyard or driveway. Did you contact me already...I have a Tracy in Philly...is that you?

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Can I ask a question, because I'm just so curious. What do you guys do for income? Do you think when your dd is older you'll be less...well, nomadic? Good luck on your adventure!
I answered this in the first question/quote...but I will tell you that it's the #1 question we get asked! It's somewhat of a foreign concept for people to believe that a life can made on the road...but people do it all the time everywhere. There is actually a network of people who RV full time and there is an organization called Workamper and they help people get jobs. Luckily, we already have some specialities...so that helps.

We don't know what we will do as she gets older...we REALLY like to nomadic life But we will just take it year by year. There are many benefits to both ways of life. We are homeschooling, so that isn't a big hurdle either. Traveling and experiencing different people and regions is the best education!

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If you plan a photo shoot in MN let me know. I would love for you to take some family pics of us and Olivia. We are willing to drive too. I think you are going to have a blast!!!
I will be in Minnesota in late July/early August! Send me a PM and we can talk details.

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Originally Posted by momto l&a View Post
That question and also some areas you cant get any oil as it already been spokenfor by other people.

Will be so much fun to travel and see everything!!!
There is soooo much oil in this country to be had...it's ridiculous. Nearly EVERY restaurant has a grease trap. We found about 7 bins in 10 minutes in Kansas City. I'll write more about our experiences in "hunting oil" on the blog. Stay tuned

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Originally Posted by mama2babybeans View Post
So cool!! I've told DH a few times I would love to buy an RV and travel but we are so dependent on his health benefits through work we could never just up and leave
I can't wait to hear more about your journey!

ETA: Oh, and if you might be considering some consulting, I have work for you in CT! We will soon be renting a small apt. and I have no idea where to start..
Yes...there are some limiting factors for some people. You should just do small roadtrips during vacations! Definitely contact me about consulting...that will be one of my services offered so I can work on the road. Send me a PM!

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Originally Posted by karlin View Post
There's a festival here in the Black Hills this weekend. I doubt you'll be able to make it before the end.

I'm totally wanting to convert an old diesel to run on veggie oil. Do you have issues with gasoline taxes? I read somewhere about a guy getting arrested for using the roads and not buying gas (gas is taxed for road maintenance). I'm curious as how to avoid that issue!
You should DO IT!! And go with Golden Fuel Systems. They are fantastic. Be sure to mention our names so that we get "credit" for the referral. I really do love their team...they are all very eco-minded. I had great conversations with their office manager...she is very "green"! There is a special for my blog readers on their DVD's...you can get free shipping if you call your order in and mention our name. The DVD's are basic, so that even someone with no knowledge of engines can understand it.

Yes, the taxation publicity stunt has been all over the news lately, but they are isolated incidents. I spoke with Charlie, the president of Golden Fuel Systems about that topic and he explained it well. There are basically no regulations for veggie oil vehicles...so they are treading on new ground. The tax "enforcers" are basically picking on people who are doing GOOD things for the environment...there are state senators even saying how foolish it is to tax someone for doing the very act that the state is encouraging (leaving a lighter footprint). I'm not worried about this...there are thousands and thousands of people driving with WVO/SVO everyday. And there are tons of veggie-oil educational tours that have been going on for years. It's just silly. Even if they made us pay the tax...it's something like 18 cents a gallon. I would pay that over $3.50 a gallon

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Aren't you kinda sad though after putting all that hard work into your apartment to be leaving after two months? I know you'll have a great adventure on your trip.

I am curious how your parents/ILs react with each of your moves? Not that its anybody's business but yours, just curious. Our families just wouldn't understand. I would do what you're doing in a heartbeat.
Yes, a bit sad. But I know that there are many other fabulous apartments out there that I can have later. I can find a cool apt. anyday...I can't travel the U.S. anyday The RV will be remodeled before we go for sure. I'm planning on installing new sustainable flooring, making new curtains, painting with eco-paint...etc.

Our parents are super supportive. We're very lucky...

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Originally Posted by fishface View Post
I wouldn't advertise this too terribly much....I just read a news story about a man w/ a VO car (maybe in one of the Carolinas?) who was slapped w/ a big fine for not paying gas tax or highway tax or whatever. ridiculous.
I answered this above...but just wanted to add that even if we did have to pay $2500 to continue collecting WVO...I would still do it. Someone has to pave the way. There will eventually be legislation passed exempting people who are driving earth-friendly vehicles.

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Originally Posted by rosidox View Post
If you swing back to the midwest, I hope you'll come visit Rochelle, IL. I could really use your downsizing and decluttering expertise here. I'm beginning to think I really do need to pay someone to hold my hand through this process.

Have fun on the road!!! *super jealous smiley here*
Be sure to PM me mama...we'll be through Illinois this fall.
post #32 of 83
How awesome of an adventure. It sounds wonderful.!
post #33 of 83
That sounds so fun, I would love it. You guys are so awesome to just GO for it!
post #34 of 83
Woo hoo! I am happy for you and completely envious! I'll definitely be looking for updates and lots of pictures.
post #35 of 83
: I can't wait to read about your adventures on the road.
post #36 of 83
I am so happy for you all! I wish you the very best of luck. This is a very important first journey you are taking for some of us. Thank you so much. I am bookmarking your site.
post #37 of 83
If you are coming to MI let me know. We are on the west coast near Lake MI. I'd love to do what you are. So if I can't actually do it, I'd love to meet up and just talk about it. I'd have to ask dh, but I don't think it would be a prob for you to park at our house.
post #38 of 83
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Originally Posted by 2 in August View Post
If you are coming to MI let me know. We are on the west coast near Lake MI. I'd love to do what you are. So if I can't actually do it, I'd love to meet up and just talk about it. I'd have to ask dh, but I don't think it would be a prob for you to park at our house.
Hey mama...send me a PM or email and give me your name and email address/phone. I'll add you to our database. We are creating the tour dates/cities in the next week. Michigan is definitely on our list!

That goes for anyone else too...
post #39 of 83

please come to Arizona this winter!!!!

I would absolutley love to meet you and your family Sara! Your posts and blog always make my heart so happy!

I will be PMing you my info.

I also need major help decorating, various handyman work and some family photos done! :
post #40 of 83
Hi Delight,

I just tried to pm you but your box is full!

We are so excited to come across your adventure. WE have been driving on WVO for 3 years and understand the thrill. I sent you more details in the pm.

blessings
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