Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

 Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Who we are

     Ferris Bueller said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." so here we are, stopping ourselves from getting caught up in the daily grind and choosing to spend our time on seeing what's out there.

     We are Jarrod ROss and Sara Passios. This story of ours started in 2013 when we bought a 1981 Midas Freeport RV, named him "saco," fixed him up, and hit the road for three months. We had both been working summers at a golf club in Falmouth, Massachusetts, not far from where either of us were born. Saco took us from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Seattle, Washington and back again (much to the surprise of many). Saco limped back home, but we were barely unpacked before we were planning our next trip, one we both knew would be epic.

     In the midst of all this a strange thing seemed to be happening to people of our generation all across the country. The "Tiny House Movement" along with its minimalist mentality was taking hold. It seemed that everywhere we looked people were telling our story. the story was one of conflict about what we would make priorities in our lives. Neither of us could see ourselves ready to settle down, buy a house, and work our fingers to the bone. There we were though,  working well over forty hours a week and neither of us finding enjoyment or purpose in our jobs.

     as we talked about what we wanted to do the conversation circled back to our three months on the road. Could we do it again? Could we do it longer? Could we find work on the road? These were the questions that came up when we talked about trying a full year on the road. Then we decided to just go for it. We set our departure date for January 2016 and the pieces began to come together. Saco, alas, is no longer with us, so we opted for a small (twenty-six foot) travel trailer dubbed "Junior" and Our two cars were put towards the purchase our pickup truck, "Cap."

     The plan was a year, but now that we are out here, that just doesn't seem long enough. Who knows exactly how things will unfold, but adaptability is an indispensable tool out here, so we're going for it.

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"All the world was before me and every day was a holiday, so it did not seem important to which one of the world's wildernesses I first should wander."

- John Muir