Time - there is never enough of it. October is halfway through. We're amazed we're still in one piece frankly! The last two weeks have been a blur. From Louisville, KY to Richmond, VA - there's quite a bit of driving being done.
Our Louisville, KY event included two stops in one day - the Expo Center and a presentation with the Astronomy students of HFHG Middle/High School Co-op. As usual, the dogs were the stars when they pranced out of the RV! Thanks especially to Ricky for helping us facilitate our stops, and to Tim for being so supportive!
Inevitably, the RV needed servicing - she was down for the count longer than we would have liked. Cascading manifestations of Murphy's Law forced us to leave her back home in Ohio for a few days to get work done (the generator in particular was the biggest problem). It was a huge bummer; we didn't want to have to cancel our event in Sistersville, WV, and decided to rent a small vehicle for a few days. The Wells Inn is a historic building with a beautiful old Victorian style feel to it; we can't wait to see what it will look like when renovations are complete! The food was amazing (the owners are from New York; the menu is one you'd find at a small high end restaurant)! All turned out well - we had a chance to see family and friends back home, even stop by our house - the yard was decorated with painted pumpkins ...it looks better inside than when we lived there!
We made a quick stop to Romney, WV, to meet with some families that had coordinated together. A BIG thank you to Jeff and Marion, our hosts, for their hospitality. We had a small learning session on the James Webb Space Telescope - we soaked it all up, and the dogs met new friends to play with!
Next up, Baltimore, MD! We were posted-up at the Maryland Science Center for a meet and greet. We had prime parking- the Orioles game was that day and Oktoberfest was within walking distance. It was a great day, and we met a wonderful new group of folks and sponsors, including supporters that had come to our Hershey event! Thanks to Joe for helping us schedule this great location (wish we had time to explore more of Baltimore- walking around the inner harbor and checking out everything left so much to be desired!), and Ken for the organic, non-GMO tomatoes and peppers!
After a wonderful day in Baltimore, we started our journey towards King George, VA. Our hosts Cathy, Mark and Sam were great; I'm bummed I forgot to take some pictures! They had early start times and long commutes, and we had planned to stay out of their hair the following morning, but received a pleasant visit early around 6:30AM that included freshly baked scones. White chocolate and raspberry too, which makes everything 1000x better! I did manage to get a picture of the scones at least!
Today, we were in Richmond, VA. We wish we had more time to explore the areas we've recently traveled; there is just so much to learn and see! But alas, the grueling schedule continues...the people we meet and our journey so far has been totally worth it - next post will recap our four months of living on the road - it will be honest, that is for sure.
Our stop was at Hermitage Grill was great - not only did they have delicious food, we all shared some fantastic conversations together! Thanks to our sponsor Q and wife Pat for connecting us with Hermitage!
Our blog covers the journey as we roll along - sharing stories of people we've met and engaged with, places we've seen, the discourse between a couple with two animals sharing <300 sq ft of moving living space, and more!