Traveling–For the win or for the birds?

Ben here…

As I sit here thinking about what I want to pack for my trip to Ireland and how excited I am to go, I can’t help but think about Spring…

Considering dying my beard orange and donning some Lederhosen for the trip–thoughts?

I can’t help but think about building my shop

I can’t help but think about getting a garden started

I can’t help but think about getting firewood going for next winter

I can’t help but think about all the vehicle maintenance we need to do

I can’t help but think about “shelter after the yurt”

​Camping Gear & Food

There’s no better way to explore the great outdoors than by packing up a backpack and hitting your local hiking trail.

​​Carry enough food and water to see ​yourself through the​ entire trip.

I can’t help but think why I feel the need to travel when I have so much to do here.

Carey and I have always been explorers, wanderers and travelers.  CONUS and OCONUS—we love to see our country and we love to see our world.  We love to see the different cultures, the different ways of life and all the different smiles that our beautiful world and finances will allow.  As a couple we have never been into “keeping up with the joneses”… We sacrificed running the air conditioner in our house in Florida for 15 years to free up funds for experiences instead of things. Our newest vehicle is our Side by Side and it is over 17 years old, our Saturn has over 225,000 miles on it and is still running like a champ.

We have worked hard to see and experience most of the states in the US as well as Mexico a few times, Italy, Spain, Canada and now Ireland and the culture and peoples that make these places so very special and unique.  From the little Italian boy who threw one of our friends toy helicopter in the fountain simply because his dad wouldn’t buy him one (if I can’t have it no one can!!, damn that was funny!!) to a whirlwind weekend in Madrid to see the one and only Sturgill Simpson, to the frozen cliffs of Niagara falls to the hiking trails in Washington and the capitol in the other Washington. From meeting my Italian relatives to hiking the red rocks of Moab.  From seeing The Avett Brothers in St. Augustine to seeing Margo Price and The Dead South in Phoenix—Travel has brought us great enjoyment!!  Follow @sahaleeoffgrid on Instagram to see all the pretty pictures from our travels.

Understanding all the enjoyment that travel has brought us—at what point is enough enough.  At what point do we start investing that money into Sahalee upgrades, at what point will we realize that we have everything we need right here on our 15 acres.  At what point will our “traveling bug” be satiated!!!

Well, let’s hope it’s after Ireland, because I’m ready to get my hands in the earth and see some progress!!  But first—I’ll toast you all with a nice milky pint of Guinness straight from the source 😊

This ones for all of you–the rest are for me

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