A few days ago, Matt and I returned from our 3 month trip across the United States (I should say zig-zag, it was more of a figure 8 shape than a straight line). It was, as everyone says, the experience of a lifetime. We lived in our Honda Element for that time and learned a lot about what it means to live in your car (with two people). I'll be posting our tips and lessons for living in the converted Element, but for now I just want to say hello and let you know we're back.
We saw many tiny houses, vintage trailers, and met so many amazing people along the way. I had the pleasure of spending time with some of my friends from Goddard (the non-residential, experimental college I'll be graduating from this month!) from all over the country. I wish I could have been blogging more while we were gone, but one of my major complaints is that wi-fi in most parts of the country is TERRIBLE. It's one of the reasons I'm now second-guessing full-time vandwelling, because finding internet that worked was nearly impossible!
I missed Massachusetts a heckuva lot and coming home never felt so nice.
Summer is in full swing here in New England and I'm excited to say our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is already giving us bags full of delicious greens and radishes with every week's share. If you don't already participate in a local CSA, definitely check it out! Look for CSA farms in your area online or ask around. I did the math for this years CSA based on how early we've already started getting vegetables and herbs, and it works out to be about $4 per person per week for more fresh veggies, greens, and herbs than you know what to do with. It's frugal and part of my local food plan.
I graduate from college this summer with a degree in Sustainability, with a focus on Sustainable Design, Communities, and Eco-Driven Business. I have immensely enjoyed my time at Goddard College, but also look forward to the next chapter. I've got some new projects up my sleeve (some BIG, and some TINY!) which I'll be announcing soon. Our trip has left us with over a Terabyte of video footage, photographs, and audio recordings, and I look forward to sharing that content with you over the next few months :)
Please enjoy these photos from our visit to the RV Hall of Fame. A highlight of our trip!