Hi and welcome to our new adventure! My name is Rena (if you don’t already know) and along with my husband and best friend Patrick (I call him Poochie Bear, but don’t tell him that I told you that, it’s our little secret!), we’re planning the biggest adventure of our lives.
I love to help women come into their own by empowering them to start their own online business (I’d almost call it an addiction) and I love to travel (I’d almost call it a necessity!) so we’ve decided to combine the two and give living on the road a try. It’s not a decision we make lightly believe me. We’ve dreamed about this since the very beginning of our relationship. Way back in 1991 we knew that when our kids were grown we would hit the road.
We wanted to do this a few years back, but then my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We knew that she was no longer able to take care of herself so we moved her in with us. She lived with us for 61/2 years until I had a heart attack last summer forced me to realize that I could no longer do it alone so we found a very good memory care facility for her.
A month after moving into the nursing home she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and given only a few months to live. In January of this year, I said goodbye to my best friend, my biggest fan, my role model & mentor. It was hard, but she was suffering so much at the end I just wanted her to have some peace. I miss her, but I’m okay. She’s dancing around with my father these days. They were separated by his death in 1985.
I also broke my leg & had to have a plate & five screws implanted. So, for the past seven months, we’ve just been getting our bearings. Figuring out who we are as a couple. It’s never been just the two of us before (we both had a child when we were married 28 years ago). We’re having a blast & I carry a part of momma everywhere we go.
We’ve been living without a plan for far too long so we’ve set a date far enough in the future to be plausible. May 29th, 2020 we’re taking off. This time we’ll be gone for six weeks and we’ll be traveling over 12,000 miles! Want to come with us? Use the signup below to get our latest post delivered right in your inbox. Have you ever taken a giant road trip? Is it something you’d like to do?
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