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Our adventure by the numbers:

-427 Days

-48,917 Miles--48,902 driven by Avery, a generous 15 driven by Angie (mostly for photo shoots) ;-)

-35 States/Provinces

-93 National Parks/Monuments

-150 Hikes for a total of 820 miles

-235 Gas Fill-ups

-15 Campfires

-14 Breakdowns

-6 Tow...

This morning, I awoke to the sound of rain on the roof of our home. For a moment, I was back in the van. “Everything’s going to be so wet,” I thought, and absent-mindedly reached for my cell phone to make sure it hadn’t been rained on through the night. And then I reme...

Yesterday, August 31, was D-Day—or “Done Day” as we’ve called it in Madge the Van. After 14 months and 48,917 miles, we crossed the Potomac River into DC. Back to where this madness began 427 days ago.

In embarking on this odyssey, we answered a call from The Road to ex...

Thanks, as always, for following along! Our apologies for the long delays between posts. Each mesmerizing sunset, invigorating hike, and curvy road puts us one moment closer to the end of this summer and the end of this adventure. Thus, “what’s next?” inevitably creeps...

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Back in early September—back when this maniac adventure was still in its spring—we abruptly changed course, making an about-face turn in the mustard-yellow hills of Southern Montana away from raging forest fires to the north, towards less smoky latitudes in Colorado an...

I recently had a wonderful conversation with a dear family member who is on the precipice of a new chapter in life, filled with all the perfect elements of a true adventure: beginnings, endings, challenges, and celebrations. After hanging up the phone, I sat for a whil...

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