Holy Smokes! Can you believe it? Today, November 6, 2015, marks one entire year on the road! This is kind of mind-blowing. A year…a full year! You know what that means – it’s time for a celebration!! Grab the candles and party hats! A drink if you’re into that sort of thing. Now. On the count of three: One. Two. Three: HURRAAAAAAY!!!!!!!
We were supposed to be home back in September, but one thing lead to another (mainly one house-sitting assignment lead to another, extending how long our travel funds lasted) and here we are – Adare, Ireland to be specific, on the trip of a lifetime with no plans to come home before February. There really aren’t adequate words to describe just how awesome it’s been, but “awesome” really is the closest, if over-used, word.
Like most adventures, it’s the people who make or break the experience, and part of what has made this trip so fantastic are all our friends, family, fellow-travelers and (we think) complete strangers following us. Thank you. Thank you! THANK YOU to everyone who Likes, Favorites, Shares, Retweets or Comments on our blogs and posts.
We initially built this website so our moms could follow along. Hopefully they’re still enjoying it! You’ve all joined in over the months we’ve been exploring and it’s been so much more meaningful for us to be able to share our journey with you. We have always enjoyed writing, but the reader-participation has made it infinitely more fun. After we send out a blog or put up a post on Facebook or Instagram, we literally can’t wait to see who will be the first to like it or comment. We both predict who will weigh in on a particular topic or like a certain photo. I can always put down money that my brother, Karen N or Shari will like anything with a dog in it. Aaron’s art posts will always get a response from his dad, mom and all his art friends. My engineering posts will get little or no response, but I chalk that up to engineers being introverts and you can’t judge them for not commenting – they are quiet like that, so just back off the engineers. And Aunt Casey will weigh in on everything…and we love it! It’s like we get to re-live every fabulous part of the trip over and over again.
In honor of our Map-A-Versary we’re taking a little walk down NoMapRequired Lane with some of our favorite photos. We have a LOT of favorites, and they change day to day, so we decided to simply pick two or three per country that bring back great stories for us. Some we’ve posted before, others are brand new, but we hope you enjoy them and we invite you to comment on your favorite memory, too! We’re betting on you at this very moment! Thanks for being here with us!
Anner & Aaron, on the road for a full 365 days now!!!!
TANZANIA – Safari
TANZANIA – On Our Own
TANZANIA – Zanzibar
ENGLAND & WALES
So with that, here’s to another 3 months of travel! We look forward to sharing the rest of it and our re-entry into the US with you all!!