À San Miguel de Allende il y a des fleurs partout alors difficile de résister au style local ! Franchement le métro parisien serait plus joyeux si nous étions tous comme ça, non? #mexico#sanmigueldeallende
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Hamilton Pool Preserve, outside of Austin, was amazing! One of the neatest places either of us have ever seen. The limestone canyon with a waterfall has stunning, clear-blue water. In the winter it cost $15/car. The water was too cold to swim (even though a few people did), but it is less crowded. We enjoyed the sound of the waterfall with just a few others. I’ve read that summertime is much different and reservations are required. Still, we’d love to go back when the water is warmer and we can swim out to the waterfall.
I get asked a lot what I do all day, which is a fair question since we don’t travel full time, so I thought I would take a minute to answer for the rest of you who might be curious 😁 Basically, I do what I would be doing if we lived in a house, minus a few extra things to worry about and I have less space to keep up with. We both have full time jobs. Wyatt goes into work, and I work from home most days and just go into the office a couple days a week. That alone keeps me busy for a good portion of the day. Then there’s taking care of the kids (which is a another question I often get but will answer separately), going to the gym, walking the dogs, cooking dinner, etc. etc, ect... ya know, life. After I tell people this I always secretly-to-myself think, “and oh man! The things I Would be doing if I wasn’t working: work on my photography (for fun), work out more, get better at playing my ukulele, READ more, learn another language, home school my kids and take them to do more stuff, go back to school, etc, etc, etc!” We didn’t move into an RV because we felt trapped and now we are just sitting here waiting for life to get better, lol. We chose to downsize and simplify because we knew with our goals for the next couple years that our life was only going to get crazier. We wanted to prepare ourselves for the crazy and allow ourselves to still do fun things while working hard on the next stages of our life. P.S. I am working on how to improve the table space right now. I hate that table and the way we have to access the storage underneath. #rvlivingfulltime#rvlivingwithkids#simpleliving#rvlife
Goals, goals, goals. 📝⏳🗓✔
This past week, we have been working hard on goals. ⏳
More often than not, the progression of our goals looks like a work in progress, the middle ground, trying to fit in that something we are still working toward, rather than a simple finished item checked quickly off a list. Many of our goals require repetitive focus, over time, with a lot of consistency, and persistence.
Today, we worked on one of Liam's goals, and one of John's goals...which led us to the park. .
By the time we got there, it was very cold, & about Sunset. We didn't have much daylight left.
But, knowing it was something that was important enough to accomplish, well...there we were. .
It would have been easy to say "Well, it's too late. Let's do this tomorrow." or "It's way too cold to be here!" (<--- Guilty! I actually said this tonight!)
If we hadn't stuck to our guns, and done what we originally set out to do, we would have missed so many things. We'd have missed seeing the gorgeous icicles hanging off of the parks pavilion, and hearing/feeling the crunch of ice crackling under our feet. We wouldn't have been able to giggle at each other for slipping and sliding, and almost falling down on our faces...on the ice. 😂😅 We made unexpected memories.
Most of all thougg, we wouldn't have been able to feel the accomplishments from continuing to do the work that it takes to reach our goals. .
All it takes to get to where you want to be, is to just keep taking a step toward it. Baby steps. One step, after the next. Without quitting. Without stopping. .
> > What goal are you wanting to work on, or are you currently working on right now?
What is ONE thing you will do this week, to get you closer to a goal you have? < <
Probably drunk-posting 🍷 here after numerous glasses of red wine, but am thoroughly enjoying the writing life in San Miguel de Allende ( #smwc19) with life’s mixed feelings and complexities. Am still processing so much after just one week (and only about 3 weeks after crossing the border since the end of January, from California to Tecate, Mx). .
I feel enriched by all that I’ve learned and all the awesome and talented people met here in this gorgeous warm country. I’m compelled to visit again, no matter what life’s circumstances. Met friends I’m certain will last a lifetime, many creative lovers of human beings regardless of politics, borders, history and culture. We just f*cking love ❤️ life and art and just ultimately, at the end of the day, want to be healthy and thrive. (Isn’t that all anyone wants in life, regardless of who we are and where we come from??) 🤗
Had the privilege of listening to writer, Cristina Rivera Garza, who asks: “Where do we write from? How many generations in the past and how many in the future affect how our writing is generated?” She presented the story of how her grandparents lived and worked in Texas their entire lives, only to be deported and then repatriated in Mexico in the 1930s. She now works and lives between Mexico and the USA, “in times of increasing xenophobia and rampant racism”, reminding people of all stripes that it’s “more important than ever to remember that we have all crossed borders”...that, life, like writing, is “enriched by contact with other people.”
On the way to the writing conference, in the space of 20 minutes, my Uber driver told me his grandmother had taken him to San Francisco (close to where I was born and raised) at the age of 5, to live with a loving American family and employee who treated him as family; he never thought of having to “get papers.” But shortly after his son was born only 40 days after his loving wife gave birth to his second kid, he was pulled over for a speeding ticket in Denver, CO, immediately sent to ICE and detained in Texas for over 9 months. Now he’s deported back to Mexico, and misses his family to death. “Life here isn’t easy as people would have you believe,” he said.
The drive was longer than expected, but we are finally at Stone Mountain Park! Can’t wait to do some exploring tomorrow. ⛰
13 5481:47 AM Sep 30, 2018
I have nothing to post right now, so here is a random sunset photo from a few days ago. 😂
15 5656:32 PM Sep 14, 2018
This place gets so busy on holiday weekends! 😱
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10 4917:51 PM Aug 23, 2018
Seriously... I’m addicted to close-up photos. 😂💜
13 5627:03 PM Aug 20, 2018
Finally got my Serengetee rep pack! 😁 @serengetee is a company that sells awesome travel Merch made from fabrics purchased around the world. They also donate a percentage of their profits to charities all around the globe. 🌎 I am so grateful that I get to be a part of this incredible company.❤️ Use my code “BRZDEK” for %20 off your purchase. 🙂
11 4398:12 PM Aug 16, 2018
For some reason I have really enjoyed taking closeup photos lately, and I am really proud of this one. 😂 Non cropped version will be on my story.
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Does anyone know what type of flower this is? 😍
22 5702:34 PM Aug 10, 2018
This weekend was so much fun, and I wish it would have lasted longer! If you are ever in Tennessee, you have to go stay at Anchor Down RV resort! It was very clean, they had beautiful flowers wherever you looked, and the view from the sites were amazing, especially at sunset. They also have lots of activities for everyone, such as, swimming, tennis, boat tours, paddle boarding, etc. Thanks for a great stay, @anchordownrv
18 4519:58 PM Aug 6, 2018
Can’t believe this weekend is coming to an end. I had so much fun at @anchordownrv and I hope to come back soon. My full review will be out tomorrow. 😊
14 5658:21 PM Aug 5, 2018
Burn baby, burn. 🔥
6 5041:35 AM Aug 4, 2018
Took a fun bike ride through the woods with my brother this morning.
21 5013:26 PM Aug 1, 2018
Went on a drive to City Lake Park! It’s got a short, paved walking trail through the woods and a little waterfall at the end. Wasn’t one of the cleanest parks that I have been to, but still a nice place to go.
23 4759:47 PM Jul 30, 2018
Another butterfly picture...🦋
4 4336:13 PM Jul 30, 2018
Couldn’t resist taking a picture of these beautiful flowers with an equally beautiful sunset in the background. 🌸
Last night was pretty much sleepless for my family and I. At around 8:30pm we got alerts on our phones that there was a tornado in our area, and we needed to take shelter. We immediately grabbed our pets and drove to the bathhouse in the campground. We stayed there for around 45 minutes, until the warning was over. At that point we went back to our RV and were awake until around 4:00am because of hail, lightning, thunder, and the sound of twigs and other things hitting our rig. But I am very thankful that there was almost no damage to our campsite and RV. ❤️
28 6421:12 AM Jul 22, 2018
Evening pickup truck ride 🧡
24 52212:41 AM Jul 20, 2018
Passed this creek today 🙌
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34 61810:46 PM Jul 7, 2018
Today my family and I spent about 3 hours exploring Cumberland Mountain State Park. It was so beautiful and very clean. We definitely will be going back!
20 4699:17 PM Jul 5, 2018
If you are ever in Tennessee, you CAN’T miss Bee Rock! It’s so beautiful! ⛰ And the best part is it’s only a half mile hike! Also, Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸❤️
22 5878:51 PM Jul 4, 2018
Beautiful photo of a beautiful butterfly! 🦋🙌
📷: My Mom 😂
16 4536:59 PM Jul 1, 2018
A few more pictures from the creek. 💖
15 4628:23 PM Jun 29, 2018
Sorry for not posting a ton of pictures. It has been storming for a few days so I haven’t been able to get outside to take some nice photos. 🤦♀️
8 30610:04 PM Jun 27, 2018
Early (kinda) morning hike. What a nice way to enjoy this beautiful day. 😊
17 5194:58 PM Jun 22, 2018
Now to fill in the rest...
(And yes I have been to more states 😂, just not with the RV!)
15 36311:43 PM Jun 21, 2018
Pets appreciation post! 😘🐶
This is Penny (first) & Jackson (second)
12 52011:08 PM Jun 21, 2018
So thankful to live in such a beautiful place! Hey everyone, I am Chloe, a.k.a. TheRVTeen. My account is all about showcasing all of the adventures of living in an RV!
I will be sharing photos of my experiences, and I will post tips and tricks for all the other teen RVers out there! 🌹
The best decision we made during the renovation was removing the walls separating the kitchen and living areas and installing that longgg beautiful countertop all the way to the back. It makes cooking fun and easy AND serves as MK’s “Flo office” when she’s working from the road. Not to mention it opens up the entire space and makes it feel bright and airy!⠀
What was the best decision you made during/after your reno?? 🛠🔧🔩🔨⠀
📷 Photo and words by @florence_the_airstreammachine⠀
🖤Check out the rest of the @breakawaytribe
You ever have one of "those" Mondays? You know, where you stare morosely at screens wondering why you aren't sat in exactly this place here. This awesome van. My bed and it's many adventure drawers!
Having said that, staring at this pic gives me a little boost of that proverbial #mondaymotivation and the prod to remember I'm only feeling glumpy because I'm stuck here working whilst my wife is off having fun adventures. Though actually it seems like she's mostly been rained on if the pictures are anything to go by.... So I'm planning for the next adventure I get to have in this wicked little van and definitely not doing any gear shopping to help me fill the storage space. Honest....