almost gone

as the french say… “sh*t is getting real


ready for the trails?

lots of changes in the last few months; quit our jobs, took on roommates, leased our car, got every shot/immunization under the sun, researched countless travel itineraries, booked numerous flights/airbnbs and we’re just getting started. in that time we’ve managed only one mild breakdown between new roommates and a few minor panic attacks between us – let’s just say that caroline no longer wants to hear the tried and true hogan fundamentals of backpack packing (cliff notes: pack everything up you want then unpack and take out half, repeat as necessary).

in all seriousness, the biggest stress has probably come from our rediscovered newfound interest in hiking. which basically means we don’t yet know what we’re doing (see image right) but we’re planning for lots of it…here’s to new adventures!

we leave tomorrow and in some sort of wonderful irony the best part of planning this trip has been not planning for what comes after. this is the first time in our lives that we haven’t had to chosen to worry about what’s next. yes we are a little scared and a little anxious, but confident in the decision we’ve made.

we have too many of ougibbs bbq, 2013r friends and family to thank for the encouragement and reassurance to list. many stars aligned and we seriously are forever grateful to everyone that helped us get to here.

what do we do after? we’ll cross the bridge when we get to it.


15 thoughts on “almost gone

  1. So excited for you guys. Good luck and we’ll be tracking you from afar.

    P.S. Feel free to add Buffalo to the itinerary. We’re working on finding some good hiking trails here. 🙂

  2. Yeaaaaa! Have so much fun, can’t wait to follow the blog and see all your adventures and live through you and your journey! Safe travels!!! xoxo

  3. I can’t even imagine heading off on this adventure. Eeeeeek! Please continue the stories of Caroline and living out of a backpack. Thinking of you both and wishing you safe travels 😉

    Xxoo love
    Jorie and Matt

  4. Awesome idea! Look forward to following your journey. Reminds us of following all of Tom’s escapades in Asia. If you end up in Taiwan don’t forget to visit. Have a safe and fun filled trip. Xoxoxo C/J

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