I must apologize for the gap in my updating of this blog. It is a challenge when your wifi is limited or non existent. And when you are just savoring every moment of each day enjoying your little loves you have created. So here is an update - June was busy...
Left New Port Dunes that was home for 2 weeks....spent time with my cousin and her sweet family and meeting sweet Baby James, saw lots of family and friends and met new ones.
Took out for Santa Barbara - had a fun 2 days there with just us. Site seeing in Santa Barbara and watched lots of Royals baseball - love our satelite dish on board.
Spent time at Pismo Beach - saw lots of wildlife including seals, and went to the Hearst Castle. Enjoyed several nights by the fire pit....as it was chilly there.
Moved on to the Big Sir, Carmel by the Sea and Montery. Amazing places for sure.
Celebrated Franki's 11th birthday....had a great family day on the beach...think of the song, "Cake by the Ocean".
Moved on to Lake Tahoe and purchased 2 new bikes and enjoyed a few days of mountain biking around the lake as a family. Mena had a mean spill but recovered well. Met some amazing families in Tahoe.....loved it there! The kids spent hours on the big boulder rocks in the camp ground.
Drove across Nevada - and watched a great Royals win in Winnemucca overnight.
Celebrated 8 months on the road. Yep, 8 months folks. Can you believe we have lived in the RV for 8 months? We can hardly believe it either.
We then rolled into Salt Lake City. Enjoyed seeing Mike Walkenhorst and spending amazing time with his family....especially our hike and day at the RV. Such a blessing. The kids and I also enjoyed the Olympic Training Village in Park City. We had a small mishap leaving Salt Lake that impacted our ability to use the awning. But at least that was all it was.
We headed to Yellowstone and the Grand Teton's after we got fixed up at the RV Service center from Access RV. Such nice guys (Dennis and Craig) that tied the awning up and got us on our way. What a drive to Yellowstone....beautiful country!
We spend Father's Day weekend enjoying Yellowstone...loved Old Faithful, the Teton's and the city of Jackson, Wyoming. On Father's Day we took Dawson down the Snake River white water rafting with Cassie. It was a total blast and the kids did NOT want it to end! We really enjoyed it and I was thankful that we had wet suits on!!! The water was chilly but at least the sun was out. Such a great experience.
Fireside campground was awesome - met some great families and people from California, Idaho, Colorado and even Minnesota. Saw some amazing sunsets while sitting on top of the RV and really enjoyed this spot. Family summer fun time for sure!
We left Yellowstone and headed to Idaho....to park in Dawson's uncle Greg's drive way. Thanks to Greg and Lori for a great stay. Greg was just getting home from a trip to Alaska - so we had quite the fish fry one night. We enjoyed a day on the water on Greg's boat. Such a beautiful lake area. After we enjoyed Idaho Falls, we headed back out to Yellowstone - this time on the West side to meet up with the Karleen Family at Henry's Lake state park. So much fun to be reunited for the 2nd time on this trip. We met the Karleen's in DC on our first month of the trip. We became instant friends with Dan, Tara and Charlie and Kaia. They are from Pennsylvania and love to travel with their airstream. We saw them at Christmas in Florida again and then we enjoyed 2 short days with them....but we are so blessed that we could see them again.
After our stay in Henry's Lake, we headed to Bozeman. It was so awesome to see Dawson's Aunt Darla, Grandma Darlene and Doug and the 3 dogs. It was so much fun and an action packed week.
Doug taught Q to fly fish and provided him with an amazing starter kit and his first handful of trout out of the stream. They had a good time. The girls and I enjoyed site seeing around Bozeman and doing a little shopping for 4th of July outfits. We took Summer on a few walks around their property. Darla is an amazing cook and we ate like CHAMPS all week long....ridiculous how good it all was....especially the french toast this morning!
Darla and the kids including Summer - hiked the "M" Trail. That was a fun outting and we ended the hike by feeding the trout at the hatchery below the mountain. It was a kick. We enjoyed a great dinner at Wasabi Japanese Steak house on Wednesday night-it was fun and entertaining and very enjoyable. The kids loved it and ate almost all their dinner! Such a fun night. Thanks Grandma Darlene for dinner.
Yesterday, we enjoyed soaking our bodies in the Bozeman Hotsprings - it helped my allergy eyes a ton! So amazing! Darla and grandma Darlene will have to check them out soon. Summer got a haircut from Darla's groomer and she feels so much better with her new "Summer" cut. She looks so pretty.
Then to top of Bozeman, Dawson and I celebrated 15 years of being married, last night (June 30th). We had a great date night while Darla and Doug took the kids out to dinner for a second night. Oh and they got frozen yogurt for dessert. Dawson treated me to some amazing diamond earrings - it was so special! I tried to tell him not to buy me a gift as this year we have had is gift enough for several years to come.
He is an amazing man and partner. He is an awesome bus driver and I am so grateful he is my partner on this journey of life. And what a journey it has been the almost past 9 months on the road. We have rounded the corner on this journey and this will be the last month on the road. We will spend the rest of the trip with Dawson's Minnesota family (much like we do each summer) and then well, we will be headed home to regroup.
It is bittersweet as in many ways I don't want this trip to end. It has been an adventure with many ups and downs but with some of the most enjoyable time my sweet family. Stay tuned as we enjoy this month of July and then journey back home. Thanks for the love and support you have each given us.
Happy 4th of July everyone!
Tiffany and the Fercho Crew
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