While our Christmas updates for the last couple of years have read like a Rick Steve’s travel guide, 2011 is a little bit more about how we came stumbling to a halt that has us a little more stationary than we’ve been for a while.
We were planning on touring the East Coast to continue our trip and add some much needed dots to the east side of our map. However, our online Etsy store was doing so well we decided to stop off in Kansas City to regroup the store and set it up to be a little more travel friendly. Well, one thing led to another and we got a little ‘stuck’ because orders were coming in faster than we felt comfortable trying to fill while traveling. Ryan got transferred to the Wholefoods in Overland Park and Lane got a job managing a thrift store in town.
The 4th of July in Kansas City...
After just six weeks in our vacation rental we realized that we were not ready to leave paradise so we signed a year lease on a little conch cottage in Old Town Key West.
Please know that we are still very involved in Couch Surfing (www.couchsurfing.org) and would love to repay the favor to those that hosted us if you ever feel like a trip to Key West. We get 10-20 couch requests a week since we live in such a traveled to location now, but we are hosting as much as possible because we want to pay forward the kindness you showed us.
our home in Key West...
I guess our story sort of ends when we took Boomer on what we didn’t realize would be her last run in November. We headed back up North for the holidays to spend some time with family.
We started having some minor problems and took her to a mechanic in Atlanta. In a hurry to get back for Thanksgiving we didnt have time to wait and rented a Uhaul and towed her back to Kansas where we could store her until we figured out what to do.
We hope that this update finds you enjoying life wherever you are. If that happens to be some place cold perhaps you’ll plan a trip to come and see us in Paradise.
Our doors are always open to you !
(literally…it’s that nice…we never have to close them)