I couldn’t do what I do without this guy.
About seven years ago my husband and I started scaling back our life so that we had more freedom. That means different things to different people. For us, it meant putting away as much money as we could to have a savings account that would allow us to be on the road for awhile. We’ve always been pretty scrappy, but this took a very concerted effort.
It’s remains a lot of work, but we’re able to save enough to live on between our shows and deployments.
So far anyway. It’s still a work in progress…
In the last two years we’ve put 36,000 miles on our Airstream driving around the country almost three times plus a few little jonts from here and there. John is always the driver and I am always the navigator. Pepe rides behind John in his kennel while kitten roams the cabin of the truck. I sit on the passenger side with my phone, my notebooks, my computer and my atlas. Between them I point us in the direction of the next destination. And John keeps driving.
I would not be able to capture the images of the signs I paint without this considerable family effort. We make camp every night before dark so that we have time to take pictures before we cook dinner. And many times we wake up at sunlight to go out and take more of the same signs with different light. Then back to the camper, make breakfast and pack up. Rinse and repeat.
We both love being on the road with a mission, but I don’t thank him enough for everything he does. So thank you, mio marito, for all the trailer maintenance, tire-pressure-checking, navigating skills, parking skills, and patience.
Here’s to many more miles and many more campfires.
ti amo per sempre <3