The Blitz Begins

Spring Break is here – YIPPEE!!  I’ve got nine days. NINE days! 

In those nine days, I’m hoping to:

  • Get the house completely packed up except for what we will take with us.  By the end of the week, (hopefully) everything will either be in storage or in the garage waiting for the yard sale.
  • Buy a whole bunch of stuff including a tent, three bikes, a computer, a camera, a video camera and four mosquito hats.  I’m sure I’ll think of a whole bunch more but that’s all I can think of now.
  • Plan food for the first 500 miles.  The first portion of our journey will be on the Dalton Highway, and we will not be able to buy food.  Although I never plan food, I’ll have to make out a strict menu and stick to it – or we’ll run out of food somewhere between the end of the earth and Fairbanks.
  • Finalize Dash’s basket.  I need to redo the chain (I don’t like what I came up with before) and finish up the sunshade.
  • Video the kids as they make a video explaining what we are doing.
  • Go to City Hall to apply for the kids’ passports.

John’s to-do list includes:

  • Finish up the bathroom.
  • Organize all the boxes in the barn (after I pack them).
  • Put together the video of the kids and getting that posted to the website.
  • Get our new computer formatted and ready to go.
  • Figure out how to use our new video camera and regular camera.
  • Go to City Hall to apply for the kids’ passports.

Davy and Daryl’s jobs:

  • Carry boxes out to the barn so John can stack them.
  • Clean up the house.
  • Get all their toys sorted and packed.

Dash’s jobs:

  • Get in everyone’s way.
  • Be cute.

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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