Anniversary on the Road!

Saturday June 16,2012 – Anniversary on the Road!

Our first camper was a 1985 VW pop up Westfalia that I purchased in late 2005.  It was my Uncle Mikes fishing camper but with his retirement around the corner and the purchase of a new Class A motorhome it was time for it to go.  I loved that little camper and the moment I found out he was selling it, it was sold before he could even list it!  Jason at the time thought it was the worst idea and purchase I had ever made! I on the other hand was ecstatic and quickly planning my adventures in the little camper.  June 2006 we loaded up our families and headed for Seaside Florida.  From Dallas Texas Seaside is about a 15 hour drive so we camped along the way and sweated bucket loads (no ac in the little camper).

We were married on the sparkling white beaches of Sea Side Florida on June 16, 2006.

Instead of having our family with us on the way back to Texas (honeymoon) in our little camper (notice how I say “our” now), we had 3 friends join us.  We had several adventures along the way and included a stop to New Orleans in our route.

We continued to have lots of adventures and breakdowns in that little camper.  One thing was for sure, working or not, I loved it and just 3 short years later “we” begrudgingly sold it against “my” will.  I wanted to travel the world in that little camper but Jason said it wouldn’t make it out of Texas without breaking down (he was right, just don’t tell him I said that).  He wanted to purchase something a bit more reliable.  That’s when we bought our first Class A motorhome in 2009.  It was referred to as the rolling terd (you will understand why in a min)!  We closed the doors to our businesses, sold everything and moved into that RV.  Unfortunately it was never reliable, deemed a lemon and returned to the manufacturer in 2010.  We were homeless for a few months but the good news is, it lead us to purchase Windy in Feburary 2011!  Last year we spent our 5th year anniversary trekking the west coast of California in Windy.  This year marks the 6th year of marriage and what an adventure it has been.  Wow, time flies when you’re having fun!

Now, for the big reveal!  What did we do with our anniversary today…Drumroll Please:

We slept in, had breakfast in bed while watching Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.  Got ourselves together, explored the city of Toronto Ontario, treated ourselves to Japanese food and a Free Flaming Lips concert in Dundas Square and topped off with chocolate cake and wine down by the marina.  Whew, it was a long day!

Honestly, it felt the same as most days and we couldn’t have been happier.  We have noticed that holidays and such don’t mean as much anymore but in a good way.  Typically you look forward to holidays and special occasions because it means you get to do something different and spend time with the people you care about.  For us, that’s most days; just another day and another milestone in our unconventional lives.

Now, who wants to start taking bets on where we will be and what we will be doing on our 7th!  My bet is it’s on a sail boat.


Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (18)

  • John Davis

    Laura & mine (John ) Anniversary is on March 17, 1990

  • John Davis

    You were Married on my birthday! Congrats

  • Bink

    It is such a pleasure following you guys online. Your travels are inspirational and the comment about “unconventional lives” is extremely Powerful! Keep at it!

  • Great throw back post! It makes me want to head back to seaside for some relaxing fun in the sun. Well anyway, I hope you guys have another great anniversary, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

  • Nathan

    Hi Wynns i am only 16 and I have been following you guys since I saw you buying your Monaco vesta on HGTV channel, I think what you guys do is awesome and I hope I can do what you guys do one day

    • Nathan,
      Thanks for taking the time to write. If there’s anything we can do to help just let us know, remember anything is possible if you put your mind to it!

  • i had no idea you guys used to own one if those old campers. How cute! Congrats on the nomadiversary! Here’s to many, many more.


  • Cindy

    It is hard to believe!!! Where does time go!!! Your adventures have been great. So happy to spend the morning with you, even if it is just to catch up with your travels!!! We plan to see you both in the Fall. Mom say you be back at Lake Havasu. We are bringing the Seadoo’s.

  • Hope

    Hi – have been following your site for a while now. I have a little truck camper that can barely hold my little family of three (including my young special needs son who is wheel chair bound). It’s definitely a tight squeeze. But when we tell our son we are going camping, his eyes light up and he gives us a beautiful smile. He has had nine brain surgeries and unknown if there are any more in the future so we can’t give up health insurance to pursue life on the road. But, I am grateful that you are sharing your experiences and hope one day to get out there with you. If you are ever in the middle Georgia area, let me know. My family would be happy to treat you to dinner.

    • Hope, camping is great even when you are all packed in like sardines! We will eventually be back in your area and we would love to come meet your family and see your little truck camper!

  • Happy Anniversary you two…may you both be blessed with a million more adventures….keep smiling….and stay happy

  • Keri

    That was the best wedding ever. I had a great time! Happy anniversary! I think a sailboat would be just the thing you need for the next 7 years of adventure!!!
    Love you both!

  • mary van

    That was one of the best trips even if the air conditioner did not work and we sweated. Good music and lots of good stories. We had some fun times in that camper. Love you both! Congratulations on 6 years!

  • kitty Kat

    Awwwww love this post what a sweet tribute post! I miss you guys and wish I could have been with you guys to help celebrate this awesome day!
    Ps I love how pissed Brooke looks in that picture.

  • Randy McCoy

    Congrats on the Anniversary and realizing early what is really important. Appreciate and enjoy hearing of your travels and adventures. Hoping down the road to full time as well but unfortunately can’t for a few more enjoying being a weekend warrior for whatever it takes:..God bless and safe travels.

    • Randy, we are lucky! Let us know if you are ever camping close to us. We would love to share a campfire with you!

  • John DeCriscio

    I admire you for your adventurous spirit, and your lifestyle. You are building up memories of a lifetime that no one can ever take away.


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