We’ve been everywhere!

It has been a very busy last few months. I haven’t blogged since November so it is time to catch up!

In November we headed west to California for about a month. On the way there we had the opportunity to meet up with several traveling families who live on the road full time like we do! The Travaglino’s run the website www.FulltimeFamilies.com where dreamers and veteran travelers can come together for advice and friendship! We spent a couple of days in Quartzsite, Arizona… an RV mecca!

We also got to meet up with the Mulac family of www.mulacfamilymarketers.com and we all went to a spaghetti dinner benefit for a local where the Mulac’s youngest daughter was so brave and stood in front of 300 people and sang “God Bless the USA”. We had an awesome time and can’t wait to meet up with them down the road somewhere!

Once we got to California we stayed in an old army camp that was primitive (No electric or other “modern” hookups)… which meant our internet was spotty! The boys enjoyed driving their dump trucks through the woods, “hunting” with their guns and riding their bikes. With no TV it was nice to enjoy some outdoor time!  We adopted an awesome dog while we were there from a Fresno, Ca animal shelter. He is a lhasapoo! 🙂

At the end of December we were back home after Christmas and got to enjoy a little time with our families at home base before we headed out to travel the country again.

The first of January we went to Parsons, Kansas for what was suppose to be a year long contract. We were there about a month before the military decided to change our plans! Patrick got activated for two months for training so we were heading to Layton, Utah soon.

Before heading out to Utah we headed back to home base for about two weeks. Patrick stayed in Ft. Worth to finish up some training and the boys, the dog and I drove around central Texas to see family and friends. During our two week whirlwind trip around Texas we visited Lake Jackson, Tx (by Houston) and Rosebud (by Waco) and of course Austin, Tx and Abilene, TX. 🙂

The first part of February we left central Texas for Northern Utah. We made a pit stop in Amarillo, TX to visit friends and buy a new car since Rhonda (The Buick Rendezvous) was on her last leg. We ended up with a 2012 Buick Lacrosse… which was nice because it is comfortable and has built in entertainment… which made for a quiet and calm ride from Texas to Utah! Along the way we were able to stop and see some family in Albuquerque we hadn’t seen in a long time… and enjoyed some turkey and green chili enchiladas and  sopapillas! Yum! We had the pleasure of driving through Moab, Utah on the way… this place is soooo pretty!

Right now we are at Hill Air Force Base, Utah… we have only been here two weeks, but we are really enjoying our time here. So far we have been to a rodeo, played in the snow, visited the children’s museum, planetarium, fun center and watched Journey II at the IMAX. The rodeo and the 3D at the IMAX were the boys very first times to do either of these things and they loved them. We are looking forward to at least a few days of deep snow since the boys are excited to buy some sleds and shove each other down a hill! 🙂

We will be here until mid April when we will be able to get back to civilian work and travel more!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel Grider
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 10:53:57

    This is so neat! Love the pictures! 🙂


  2. Angie M.
    May 31, 2012 @ 08:52:07

    I stumbled across your blog today after seeing your recipe for the Weight Watchers muffins on Pinterest. I read your entire blog — how cool are you guys?! I would have loved a life on the road, and what great memories for your boys! This post in particular caught my eye because I grew up in Parsons, Kansas (so random!) and now I’m currently living in Abilene! I will be following your blog and living vicariously through you; when my husband finishes with school here (ACU), we would love to have a nomadic life too, so maybe I’ll get some tips from you. Enjoy your journey with your family!


    • hodgkiss1122
      May 31, 2012 @ 09:18:13

      Welcome Angie! We love that you found us and we love to share our story with people! Funny you grew up in Parsons! It’s a pretty small place but the people we nice! Feel free to comment or ask questions anytime!


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