Summer 2011 was a big year for us. We launched Life 3.0 and we used some of our savings to buy plane tickets and rent a car for a trip out west. We were living with my parents for the summer and my mom took care of the kids.
This is the only "fly somewhere trip" we took together while raising kids.
Destination: the American west. Montana, Wyoming and Utah.
This trip coincided with our 15th wedding anniversary and it was partly a working trip (though a heck of a lot of fun working trip) visiting Outdoor Retailer in Utah to help support and build our work as content creators in the outdoor industry.
We were hosted by online friends and found free accommodations through other friends along the way. We experienced amazing hospitality.
It was a gift of a trip. Our first significant time alone since becoming parents 12 years earlier.
It was a season of hope, optimism, and big dreams. I fell in love with Montana and vowed to return someday, which we did in 2016.
July 28, 2011
After two days of travel (first an eleven hour drive to Maine and overnight stay with friends, then a day of three flights with inevitable delays) we have arrived in Montana. For these first couple days in "Big Sky Country" we're staying with Ryan Jordan and his wife Stephanie. Later ...
July 5, 2011
Trip Reports (added after this post originally published): En Route & Arrived A Road Report - Montana, Wyoming, Utah OR & Hospitality ~ Out West Big Sky ~ Big Dreams ~~~ Now that the plane tickets are finally purchased I can make an exciting announcement. Damien and I are going ...