It has been 18 months since I last wrote, and much has changed in our lives. In October of 2009 Scott and I went through a 'mid-life' crisis (as we like to call it) and moved to Victoria, a small town west of the Twin Cities. Shortly after the move, Scott was offered a job to manage the North and South America Help Desks with Cargill. Although the promotion was exciting, we knew getting a twelve-week leave of absence from work was nearly impossible. Drivin' the Dream during the summer of 2010 was cancelled.
We still had our summer place but felt it was important to spend our first summer in Victoria meeting our new neighbors. So after much deliberation, we put our camper on Craig's list and it sold within two weeks! We were without a camper, without Drivin' the Dream.
I continued to dream about the trip, wondering how we could see the United States by RV. In the fall of 2010 I came up with an idea ... how about setting a goal of visiting all fifty states before the girls leave home? And so Drivin' the Dream was back on!