Ellie here. Pounding out 40 words per minute on mom’s laptop.
For real though. As the title of our first blog post reveals, we’re about to head out on an incredible journey next Spring. Our family of 3 will be the first family to take baby on the entire Appalachian Trail- making Appalachian Trail history. We’ve been dreaming about this trip for almost 10 years. We’ve spent the last 5 months planning and preparing for this
adventure, and will continue to do so for the next 5 months until we step foot onto the trail.
In the mean time, we have some other big news. We’re moving from the beautiful state of South Carolina and going back to our roots in Roanoke, Virginia. That’s right- coming back to family dinners and cousin sleepovers! Our home in Greenville, SC is currently under contract and if all goes as planned, we’ll close on the house mid November. We’re giving the farm a break. (don’t worry, it’ll probably come back someday). It’s a bitter sweet time as we
leave our dear community who have become like family, leave our college town, leave a beautiful area, leave our enjoyable jobs as outdoor guides, leave the place we raised a foster child for a year, and leave the home our daughter was born in- literally. It might sound like life is simply too perfect to move! While life is so sweet here, we’re looking forward to getting back home. Roanoke is a pretty awesome place- especially for adventurers like us.
This transition time of moving from one state to another and leaving one job to find the next has given us the perfect opportunity to fulfill our dream of thru-hiking the AT. And even better, we’re getting to take our 12 month old daughter with us.
Let the adventure begin!