The Mixed Emotions

I’m super excited to FINALLY be going on this long-awaited adventure with my love, Rico. As I have stated before, I have been dreaming of and planning this epic road trip for some time now, and I’m totally over the moon with joy that we are actually going to be doing it in 33 short days! But…

As I’m prepping for our HUGE moving sale this weekend, I’m having to say goodbye to a lot of possessions, and the comfortable life that went with them. This is putting me in a somewhat melancholy mood.

Not to mention the thought of leaving all of our wonderful friends here in DC who have become more like family than I ever thought possible. Who knew almost five years ago that I would find my tribe in this diverse and politically charged city? I sure didn’t. I mean, I’m more of a rural America, small-town type of girl. I never imagined I would actually enjoy living amidst the hustle and bustle of the DC metro area. But, that’s exactly what happened.

Of course, that wouldn’t have happened at all without the music community that Flashband introduced us to back in 2013. The people we have met and played music with over the last 4+ years have truly been some of the finest people I’ve ever known… yes, Freddy, even you! I love you all! I will miss you all! I have stated the same in a previous post.

You have all helped me during my MS exacerbations, offered to drive me to doctor appointments when Rico couldn’t get off work, offered your support and love during difficult times after I lost my job, and just been amazing friends! I love you!

However, the road calls, and I must answer. The mountains, rivers, lakes, streams, meadows, canyons, beaches, and interesting people that are in our future are singing their siren song, and I am caught in the spell of the wanderlust. I must go, but I am saddened by the departure.

I will forever cherish the times we have shared, the songs we have sung, the laughter and the tears… all of it!

As we go off to make new memories, find more of our tribe, and experience many more exciting adventures, I will always have a special place in my heart for those of you who have made my life supremely excellent throughout the past 4 years, 8 months and 17 days.

We will be back around to the DC area next year, so don’t forget about us! Follow us here on our blog and on our YouTube channel, and Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. As long as we stay connected, we will never be far apart!

Big Love,


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