Sunday, July 21, 2013

Our 1st purchase for our new life on the road

Well, we made our first purchase towards our new life on the road in the beginning of June. Our 1 Ton, Crew Cab, long bed diesel Silverado is a well engineered machine. Our truck will be towing our new home on wheels, a 35' Arctic Fox fifth wheel as soon as it is ready to go, hopefully by the last week of July. The details involved and the" simplification of our life" process has been a bit overwhelming at times but it feels like it is starting to come together.

A little background, Bob & I love the outdoors and being in nature. We are crazy about birds and passionate about trying to figure out ways we can help the environment and the birds deal with the constant pressures of humankind around the world. We were lucky enough to be selected to participate in a nest count on Midway Atoll counting Albatross nests for U.S. Fish & Wildlife. It changed our lives! It helped us to realize that what we wanted to focus on was getting out there and volunteering in our country's wildlife refuges.

We are simplifying and going on the road to see how we can help. Our first engagement is with the Nature Conservancy at Zumwalt Prairie Preserve for the month of September. This is one of the largest prairies left in North America. We are then scheduled to head to the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge on the Colorado River in Arizona for October & November. And then hopefully back to Midway Atoll in December!!

We will keep you posted as our tale unfolds......

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