We are pretty lucky people. We have great friends and family who are being totally supportive of this crazy adventure, and we wanted to take a moment to thank some of you here.
To Mom and Dad Russ (Wendy’s Parents)- As soon as they heard of our plans, my prepared mother put together a well-stocked first aid kit for us. I already used the sewing kit inside of it to repair holes in the tent screen (thanks Camille and Elsie!!) and Eric got use out of the Benedryl after being bit by some unknown insect resulting in a swollen bite mark on his arm. My parents have also helped in countless other ways, but every time we use the first aid kit, I think of my mom, and how she is right here with us still putting band aids on my boo boos like when I was little.
To Mom and Dad Conrad (Eric’s parents)- Seriously, the TomTom is probably the one thing I would say we could not do without on this trip. It gets us where we need to go, and if we need to find the closest gas station, the TomTom is on it. I didn’t think we would use it as much as we are, but it is amazing what piece of mind this little gadget has given us. Of course, Eric’s parents have supported us and our decision to go on this trip in many other ways, but the TomTom is a daily reminder of this and of them. Thanks!
Alice and Paul- Our new friends that we met at Chevelle’s in Murphy are so cool. Even though we have only known them for a short time, they have been very generous. They allowed us to pick through their camping gear and take whatever we wanted that we thought we would use. The one thing I am glad we did take is the Coleman camping stove. We use it every night to cook dinner, and every morning for Eric’s coffee. Again, another thing I thought we wouldn’t use that much, but boy am I glad we brought it! Every time we eat I think of our new friends, and how glad I am that we met them. Not just because of the stove (although that’s reason enough!) but because I know we will have a lasting friendship. Thanks, Alice and Paul!
And thanks to everyone who visits and comments on the blog. Although we are out here having the adventure of a lifetime, it is nice to still feel connected to friends and family back home. Keep those comments coming, it really helps us to know you are all following along!