Have we met?!
We are Michelle, Ben, Elijah and Lacie!
We are those crazies that you read about who live in a van down by the river (well, more of a rolling apartment 😂) and eat weird natural plants made by God himself (No..I said, EAT not smoke..you read that wrong)!
However, we do shave and wear deodorant (for now) so we have a few more levels to go. 😃
We ran away from home approximately 2 years, 7 months and 6 days ago , but we love it so much that we’re not even keeping count! 😬
We live in a 42′ Fifth wheel (no one likes to say “fifth”…I know)
It is a Forest River Sierra 384QBOK and we’re pretty impressed with it!
So far, we’ve been to 45 US States, 24 National Parks, and roughly 250 Chick-Fil-A’s (and we don’t even eat chicken! ha!) 🚫🐔
We are avid hikers, and enjoy vista’s, badlands and waterfalls. ⛰
We decided to change our diet the same day we moved into the RV (we just love a TON of change all at the same time, lol). We’ve been plant-based ever since and we love it!
Most of all, we enjoy meeting new people and making life-long friends (the kind that will drive a few states over to meet you for dinner). 👨👩👧👦
Ben owns a marketing business, as well as a chandelier rental company and is passionate about shooting video and pictures…even when everyone else is done taking pictures, he is still passionate…when everyone is leaving…still passionate.😬📸😭📸😡📸
Michelle is a rocking hottie, a homeschool teacher and a stay at home mom with a great aim! 🔫 She works hard to keep clean clothes, clean dishes and new destinations in our life at all times. She is the navigator of the family and determines our plans 99% of the time. She is the driving force behind our travel lifestyle, and she’s good at it 🙂
Eli is a self-proclaimed “Knower of all things”, a comedian and a lego master. He loves math and science and hates writing, putting his shoes on and brushing his teeth.
Lacie is made up of sugar and spice and dear God, WAAAY too much spice…but mostly, sugar 😊😍🥰😟🥺😭😃. Oh, and she loves American Girl stuff and horses!🐴 She too loves math, enjoys writing and lives for time with friends.
Our true “why” comes down to this.
Life is too short to be stressed out, distracted and working to pay bills. A “normal life” can quickly turn into a routine that robs us of joy, excitement, change, adventure and new friendships. With complacency comes more “stuff”, less awareness of our short time that is flying by and less value for friends and family around us, I guess I would say that we tend to live with less intention, less purpose when we are not challenged.
We are traveling through the United States and are seeing places within our own country that we didn’t even know existed! We are meeting people who also love adventure and have embraced the freefall. Despite its ups and downs, we are being intentional about our life and our time with our kids and each other.
We only get one life and we intend to live it like we mean it.
We are all in for an Intentional Adventure.