I hesitated posting this because so many people have told us that we’re crazy for doing this RV adventure and I really didn’t want to hear a lot of people say “I told you so”. I decided not to let nay-sayers steal my joy. I’ll use this time to journal through what I’m feeling, to process, and to think about what lessons can I learn from this experience.

During our 2+ years traveling in our motorhome, we have met a lot of wonderful new friends, visited beautiful places, and spent quality time together. Our marriage has grown stronger and we have received a ton of support, encouragement, and have heard a lot of people say, “Oh man, we’d love to do that someday”. Since none of us know how many “somedays” are left, we wanted to follow our dreams while the timing was right for us.

As we’ve shared our story with so many people, I’ve been surprised at how many have said, “You two have a lot of courage!” Courage? Really? We had never thought of it in that way… until this past week. This past week has taken some courage, as well as a toll on the nerves for the first time during our 2+ year journey.

On Sunday, we were traveling from New Mexico heading north to Colorado when our airbrakes on the RV had some type of mechanical issue, which resulted in an accident. As He always does, God was watching over us. No one was injured and no other parties were involved.

The RV has some pretty significant body damage and the Jeep has a little. Both vehicles were still drivable, so we headed back to our trusted RV repair shop in Tucson. […]