Our first month living on the roadHighlights, Stats and Lessons Learned!
This past month has flown by. Living on the road (so far) has been pretty fun and exciting. That’s not to say it hasn’t come with its challenges but for the most part, we’re starting to figure this whole lifestyle out as we go. We wanted to put together a few fun highlights, stats, and lessons learned from our first month on the road. So enjoy! We’d love to hear your feedback + comments!
HIGHLIGHTS | WEEK ONE
Spent a few days in Springfield, IL to visit our dear friends and their newborn daughter, Eleanor.
Visited the Lincoln Presidential Museum and President Lincoln’s Springfield home
HIGHLIGHTS | WEEK TWO
Bikepacking + Boondocking
Jess + friends hit the Idaho Hot Springs Route on their bikes and ride 200+ miles from Boise to Stanley, Idaho
Jay + Cooper found a sweet boondocking spot up Trail Creek Road near Ketchum. Yay free camping
HIGHLIGHTS | WEEK THREE
Ketchum friend party
More friends from the Northeast come to visit us in Sun Valley
Ride awesome singletrack with friends and hit up Frenchman’s Bend Hot Spring
HIGHLIGHTS | WEEK FOUR
Missing our friends who had just left to return east. Luckily, Jay’s cousin, Andy, drives from Oregon to visit us for a day!
Met some nice locals on a ride, one whose name is also Jay and is also a photographer
MONTH ONE | LESSONS LEARNED
Appreciate the time you have with family and friends.
Talk to locals.
Don’t put Nyquil in the upper medicine cabinet. It will fall over and leak all over everything.
Always turn the bathroom fan on before you start going #2 in the bathroom.
You really don’t need as much as you think you do.
When in doubt, bring your camera.
Dryer climates mean drink more water!
VHB tape and mineral spirits are amazing.
See a public restroom, use it.
Charge electronics during the day when we’re producing electricity via solar.
You can really do anything you put your mind to.
Don’t change your oil in the O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot if you don’t have to.