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Road Trip To My Hometown

We’ve been traveling full time for almost ten years and through this time my concept of home has been broken down, shattered into what feels like a thousand pieces, and scattered around the world.

I don’t think of one location as home but undeniably, I do come from somewhere.  Where we come from and where we call home, these places all tell a story about us.  Where I come from and where I call home is a story I haven’t shared with you before.

It’s been a long time since we’ve taken a road trip, much less visited my hometown.  And for the first time, I’m taking you with me.

I read a quote once that said, “home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling”.  I couldn’t agree more.  And while this will sound cliché, the world is my home.  Being with family and the ones I love, no matter where in the world we are…that is home.

Normally, we don’t film our family/home time for a host of reasons.

  • Not everyone enjoys being on camera.
  • Our time with them is limited.
  • We want to be fully present and in the moment.
  • It’s a lot of sitting around & chatting.
  • We focus on travel/adventure content, not daily vlogs.

So, a big thanks to my Aunt, Uncle, Dad & Sister for enduring a little camera time with us.

 

nikki wynn with aunt using silicone tape to secure and organize rv

RV Silicone Tape

My aunt is a jack of all trades and master of most.  She knows how to work a drill and a saw better than most.  Much like her mother (my grandmother) she will take on just about any challenge and loves a good DIY project.

When I told her I needed to secure some items in Mary’s van…she, of course, said,  “I have something you are going to love”.  Enter nano tape!  She was right, fantastic stuff!  It holds everything in place like glue, but it can be easily peeled up and leaves no residue behind.  Great for van, RV, boat or just about anywhere.

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I’m happy to report: After a couple of months of road-trippin’ everything is still stickin’ 🙂

 

nikki wynn and aunt in new mexico drinking milk stout beer

Almost as good as that silicone tape…was taking my Aunt out for her very first dark beer.  She isn’t a big drinker and has never really liked beer.  But, she loves coffee and vanilla.  So, I had a sneaking suspicion she would love a good vanilla milk stout, and she did!  If you find yourself in the small town of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, treat yourself to pizza and milk stout at the Cloudcroft Brewery.

And, if you see my Aunt Rebecca, buy her a small milk stout for me.

 

nikki wynn holding up west texas cotton

Cotton, the fabric of my childhood.

Hart, Texas hometown of Nikki Wynn

nikki wynn in childhood home going through old photos

young nikki wynn over the years with sister

Hairstyles of the early 90’s …perms and feather bangs.  May they never come back in fashion.

 

nikki wynn with dad on electric bike

Electric Bicycle!

My dad has always been into motorcycles.  Tinkering in a garage or cruising down an open highway is his happy place.  I’m not a huge fan of the chopper-style bike he has now, but I have endless fond childhood memories of “going to town” on his old Harley.

While I don’t think I have quite converted him…my Dad was impressed with the performance of our electric bikes.  20 MPH on a bicycle is pretty exciting and the acceleration off the line is smile-inducing. Or as my dad says “that’ll rock n’ roll won’t it!”

We can pedal around just like any bike using people power, or we can engage the pedal-assist to kick up the pace or go into full lazy mode and let the motor do all the work.  We get about a 40-45 mile range out of one charge.  The bikes have worked as a great car alternative on our road trip across the USA, especially because they fold up neatly.

Buy or See More on Our Electric Bikes:

We did a little review on our electric bikes here if you want to see more:

gonewiththewynns.com/gift-guide-2019

 

My Sister

sadi brooke photographyMy Sis.  She’s the kind of crazy person that loves her job so much…she traveled to Alaska for a photo shoot even when she was 7 months preggo.  Clearly, we’re related.

You can learn more about my sister here:

Hopefully, once her baby boy is a little older, we’ll get her out on the boat for an adventure together.

For now, she’s a hard-working mom and photographer with zero time for a vacation halfway around the world.

It’s a tough pill for us to swallow, knowing it could be years before we see her again, but that’s why it was so important for us to come home.

 

nikki wynn with baby nephew

nikki wynn with niece reading a bedtime story

Spending time with these littles are some of my favorite moments of all.  Kids grow up and change so rapidly…which makes them the hardest to say goodbye to.  It’s difficult not seeing more of them but I look forward to the day they come to visit us.  Snorkeling, playing on the beach, cracking open coconuts…those will be memories worth holding on to.

 

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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 (84)

  • Dana May

    Hi Nikki, Just watched this wonderful video. Been watching you guys for years, had no idea we grew up as almost neighbors. I’m from Olton, TX. Been to Hart many times. What a shock to find that you are from the area. Many thanks for letting us travel along with ya’ll on your adventuresome life. Happy travels.

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  • JD

    Sigh. This trip hurt my heart. Like you, I grew up in a small town. I’ve been back a few times and I can’t put into words all the reasons why it is hard to go back. With both my mother and father having passed on, my childhood home has changed hands many times so all I can do is drive through. Maybe I’m off the mark here but it was brave of you on many levels to go back. I’m so glad you have Jason in your life. What a gift you are to each other.

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  • Steve

    Great story Niki, thank you for sharing. Have been following you since the early rv days, feels like family now. Many happy stories to come!

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  • Diane Silverstein

    Wonderfully nostalgic trip home. Thanks for sharing this story! I love traveling with you!

    Would you please tell me about the tape you used to keep things from flying around in the van? Thanks and blessings for all good things!

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    • Curious Minion

      Always check the corresponding blog post if you’re looking for details. There’s more info on the tape, including a link to it on Amazon, in the blog post. Don’t forget that buying your tape through this link won’t cost you a penny extra and will throw a little something into the GWTW sailing kitty. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/road-trip-hometown
      Thanks for being a part of the virtual crew!
      Curious Minion

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  • Todd Tsukushi

    I have enjoyed your adventures for years – thank you! I got a 1999 Pleasureway in 2018 so my wife could have her own bed and bathroom as we traveled. I’m writing this to thank you for the Wynn100 discount on the Blix foldable bike I just ordered. Really looking forward to extending the range of my adventures the next time I head out.

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  • John Banks

    Love all your posts, really loved this one. I’m a west texan too ( San Angelo) Was a trucker for years. Cant remember loading in Hart but carried lots of loads out of that area, mostly cotton, so you may have scaled me out one time or the other. Keep up the great posts and be safe out there!

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  • Betty

    Nkki, I love watching all your videos, but especially this one. I grew up in Roswell and my parents moved to Cloudcroft when they retired. I have always loved that place. Seeing your video of driving from Tularosa where the pistachio place is (I still order from them every Christmas), up the highway to Cloudcroft from Alamogordo and through Cloudcroft was so much fun to watch. It brought back many memories and I can still smell that wonder pine smell that was in the air. Thanks for posting this–it was fun to watch!

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  • T C Spencer

    What folding bicycles do you have? Please reply

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  • Tom

    Thanks for your childhood story. Enjoyed the whole video and pics. That camper is set up real nice, thanks for the tour.

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  • Mark Horton

    Love all your videos from the very earliest RV posts.
    Nikki I could really feel the melancholy in your sharing. I know yours must be a very difficult story to tell. I’ll look forward to reading it if the time ever comes that you feel you can publicly share.
    I’m from a very small town in VA and I can totally sympathize with growing up “small town”.
    Looking forward to your latest adventures and seeing you both back on the high seas!
    And I can’t sign off without being the one to say it but.
    Nikki, dude, your Aunt’s hot! 😂

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  • Bruce McArthur

    We watched the video this evening… and we had just driven past the giant Pistachio today!! We are headed the opposite direction. We live full time in our RV, and love it! We’ve loved your Motorhome and sailing videos!

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  • Sonia Peralez

    Thank you for taking me back home. Class of 96

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  • Richard Hubert

    It’s not the place – it’s the people! Hence the expression – “you can never go home again”.

    While not totally true we have found in our own travels that there are tons of really nice, scenic places all around this country. But without the people connection there they all seem to be lacking. But then, going back to our home towns we have found that while they look the same (for the most part), a lot of the people have moved on in life and no longer there.

    So you are lucky to be going “home” and finding some of the same people still there.

    Thanks to you and Jason for all your wonderful videos. In a large part to your ground-breaking work on the RV lifestyle years ago we are now full timers in our 38′ motorhome traveling around the country. Still love to follow along on your adventures.

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  • Steve Nicholls

    I so love your channel! Thankyou for posting this lovely memory trip. Truely.

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  • Stephen Hoevelman

    Aww, Nikki! Every video y’all put out makes me feel like part of your family. And each time I think, “This is the best one, ever!” I feel like a cookie. All warm and crumbly inside. Meeting you in Fredericksburg is one of the highlights of my internal scrapbook. Live long and prosper!

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  • Tati McAlister

    Beautiful snipits of your home and early life! Your Aunt Becky is beautiful~ good genes, girlie!

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  • Monti

    Now this is a very small world. I have watched your adventures from
    RVing to sailing for several years and assumed y’all probably were from some exotic place. Then after watching this video I find out you grew up just down the road from my hometown, Muleshoe, TX, and graduated HS around the same time as my daughters. Your excursions will be even more enjoyable to follow now that I realize we’re practically family in a way only small town West Texans can appreciate 🙂. Speaking of Texas happy Independence Day.

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  • Deborah Kerr

    On land and on sea, I love your stories! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Jim

    Beautiful…. You connected with us all in a very personal way.

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  • John

    Really enjoyed this off the boat series. Thanks for being vulnerable and sharing your past. I’m sure it created a lot of internal angst. You must be in awe to come from such humble beginnings to exploring the world. You guys are an inspiration!

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  • Alan Solomon

    Thanks for the weekly post. Great video. Nikki, your Aunt is fun in many ways and seems unpredictable. She is Beautiful too.
    I would never imagine that the man on the burly Harley is your Father! What a trip. He seems to have what he wants in life and is very laid back and cool.
    I really like the travel and the on-the-road feel you create. Also, I like the small town ways and views in Hart and in Cloudcroft. Very cool. I guess it is just getting out and doing what you really want to do. Tap into what is really in your heart and go out and do it. I am talking about the life you two live which anyone can have but, some how, you have captured it. It would be great if you could bottle what you have created for yourselves and others along the broad highway of travel, emotions along the way, family here and there and the awesome locations you visit. Awesome on many levels. Happy trails on the road again…

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  • Mark Thorne

    Straight to the Hart, thanks for letting us into your past. I really enjoy talking to people about their past and just how they got to where they are, what a contrast to what and where you are now.

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  • Rick

    Great video, you are right your sister is a good photographer

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  • Donald Pellmann

    Enjoyed this video very much. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Gin Blische (WPB, Fla)

    What a beautifully shot video. I have to hand it to you; I have a short attention span but somehow can always watch your videos. Thanks so much for sharing. You are both very inspiring people. Great couple, great team!

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  • YDion

    There was something in this video, something very ‘human’, connecting, almost emotional – I loved it !
    You’ve obviously noticed the number of comments, right? I guess it means something… LOL.
    Thanks (once again) for sharing your stories (this time, it’s more like “your story”), your adventures, the beauties of our World.

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  • Mary McC

    We really enjoyed this episode, all your vlogs are awsome. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. What a beautiful couple! Keep smiling.
    Happy Trails and Smooth Sailing ⛵

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  • Thomas C. Fuller

    We met some folks who told us they call that huge cattle facility “Cowswitz” or “Dacow”.

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  • Laurence

    Now, when you say “that is my baton” . . .

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  • Doug

    Wow! So personal and touching, Nikki! Thanks for sharing your story this week.

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  • Jeff

    That was very special and precious of you to share so much of yourself with this episode. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Wayne and Judy McPhail

    Niki,
    You are beautiful!!!!!
    Your aunt is gorgeous! Please tell her.
    Love the small town somewhat humbling period that you were raised.
    It makes Judy and I appreciate you and Jason even more to see how you two have evolved. Really proud of you both.
    The still pictures of Niki with the children are awesome.
    Love you both Judy and Wayne.

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  • Robert

    You guys are truly blessed… Thank you for sharing your story…

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  • Crystal

    Amazing video! You didn’t have to share this part of your life with all your followers but you did and I imagine this was not easy and brought up a bunch of emotions for you. So thank you! You are always an inspiration to us and we love following your journey.

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  • Carol McCarty

    Love this video! So sweet to see your hometown Nikki & of course your family. I’m with you on the Harley Davidson. We’re getting ready to place an Amazon order & I’m getting some of that tape. Those “hang anywhere “ hooks ain’t all they’re cracked up to be. Was it odd tooling around on dry land? I’m afraid no matter what we tell ourselves, we have roots and they are way deeper than we ever imagined. This really lifted me up after the sadness of the last video. But I’m glad you shared it. I get it about wanting to be with family only when you’re in the public eye (so to speak) so much but I thank you for this little snippet anyway. It really made me smile and miss home myself! Sure do wish there was a video for the boat show! Would have loved to see that! Oh well, happy trails to you!!

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  • Roy V Bertalotto

    I’m so confused! Where is the boat? What is “mom”? Are you now back in an RV? What the heck is going on? I’m so confused!!!!

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    • Roy V Bertalotto

      Guess I needed to watch the video……Excellent as usual!
      BTW…You look just like your aunt. She is beautiful! I love that area of NM. I spend winters in the Deming area. Nothing better in the world!

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      • Steve

        Nikki,
        I’m curious. In a previous video, you spoke so fondly of your grandmother. I thought she raised you.

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        • Curious Minion

          Yes, Nikki was raised primarily by her grandmother from the age of 3. But her aunt Rebecca was a always a big part of her life and I believe Nikki lived with them after high school for awhile. You can read more about the early years here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/nomads-settlers-backstory
          Curious Minion

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    • Curious Minion

      Hey Roy. Let’s see if we can untangle this mess for you! The boat is back in Tonga on the hard for the rest of cyclone season there. Nikki, Jason & the kitties flew back to the States for a long overdue visit and to buy a bunch of parts for Curiosity. They’ll be doing bunches of repairs/upgrades when they get back to Tonga. Mom is Jason’s mom Mary, who bought the RV they are currently traveling in. She loaned it to Jason & Nikki for parts of this trip and in return they’re helping her sort out some issues that it has. You’ll meet mom soon in a video as the 3 of them traveled together for parts of this trip. You’ll be seeing more land-based videos, but never fear, sailing vids will return.
      If you want to stay caught up, hit the subscribe button at the end of any video. In the meantime, if you head over to the main page of the blog, the posts are in reverse chronological order so just scroll down to the last video from Tonga and watch in order. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing
      Hope that helps!
      Curious Minion

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  • Roger B

    Wow! What an interesting video along with your story of your family life and showing us your memories as you grew up in Texas. All I can say is that we enjoyed, tremendously, this particular video of your family life and thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • dyanne

    Thank you for sharing your personal story and memories with all of us..We have gone through so many small towns like Hart on our road trips and you have given me a different perspective of the people who come from or live there. Thanks again and safe travels.

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  • Mary McC

    One of our favorite episodes; they’re really all amazing. Thank you Nikki and Jason for sharing your life with us. What a beautiful couple!
    Happy Trails and Smooth Sailing ⛵

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  • Ed Grant

    Oh my Nikki, that was an absolutely wonderful trip down your “Memory Lane” and HOME! Thank you for sharing your Aunt & Uncle’s home in New Mexico. Your aunt looks like a movie star and uncle was a cool dude! Hart, Texas, never been there so just where is it in that big state? Kind of looked like it was mid-state, with long wide areas of endless miles of miles & miles! Seeing your Dad on your electric bike was a real kick, knowing what his normal bike looks like. Sight seeing in your home town brought back memories of my own, got a bit teary eyed. Little sister, what a wonderful looking mommy she is, with those adorable kiddos to prove it. Finally Nikki, I so enjoy watching you kids travel the highways & byways of the world and always look forward to viewing your postings. Aloha Mahalo

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  • Pam McClure

    My goodness, thank you for sharing. Not always easy to do. I agree with other commenters that you all are very good documentarians (don’t think that’s a word but oh well). Need to get up with Ken Burns. Again, love following you and thank you.

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  • Michael Magill

    Lovely video showing what home was like and the people that were important back then growing up, Thankyou both for allowing s to come along on your visit . It brought many memeries for me as well. It showed where you had come from and where you were now and somewhere in between. Have a lovely break and hope you are back on the water soon.

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  • Stephanie

    Such a sweet poignant offering to your followers. Thank you for sharing a little slice of your homecoming and allowing us to know you better. I can’t imagine living life in such a public way, but I must tell you I so enjoy following your adventures and appreciate the courage it must take to live so publicly. Thank you for your gift. 🙏🏻💕

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  • Scott & Bre

    Wonderful…

    A touching video, thank you for sharing your personal life with us. Creates an even stronger bond with your readers when you are so open and genuine about your life.

    Success isn’t represented by where we are in life, but instead, how far we’ve come. Truly, you’ve come a very long way.

    Smiles to you both from Bend, OR

    Scott & Bre

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  • jim

    Thank you for sharing. You have shown what a great person you are to have overcome so much. You had family that supported you during those hard years. I was a teacher and saw many students over the years. There were those that succeeded in spite of their lives.
    There is an inner spirit that drives many and having some support along the way helps. You found a great soul mate to support you as you move along now.

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  • Janis Hales

    What is the name of the product that you used to “earthquake proof” the coffee pot, soap dish, etc?

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    • Curious Minion

      There’s more info on the tape, including a link to it on Amazon, in the blog post. Don’t forget that buying your tape through this link won’t cost you a penny extra and will throw a little something into the GWTW sailing kitty. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/road-trip-hometown
      Thanks for being a part of the virtual crew!
      Curious Minion

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  • Joseph Brown

    Amazing video and again, proof to me and my wife that you and Jason have become first rate and top notch documentary film makers! If there was an award for the video you posted today I would hope you would win it. It was the best, and most personal video I have ever seen from any of the YouTubers we follow and watch. Just, amazing! Your videos of family reflections, saying see you soon to your cats, and sorry of the passing of one, have been excellent and a great series. I can’t wait for next week’s.

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  • chuck Visnic

    Welcome home finally traveling in Airstream 🍷🍷 not SOB “some other brand “
    Thanks for sharing

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  • Brian

    Great video, really enjoyed seeing and hearing about the town you grew up in.
    Your aunt is a very attractive lady. I’m curious, did she influence you in choosing to be a make up artist?

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  • Tonymac

    This episode truly hits different…

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  • Everett Foster Adams

    Thanks Nicki for sharing your story.

    I can’t imagine being in the public eye as much as you two are and yet I admire your open sharing of your life for us that wish to travel as you have but perhaps lack the fortitude.

    A nomad myself (and small town boy) it was easy to identify with the scattered nature of family history and places. Great shots of Cloud Croft, a paradise we escaped to when living in El Paso for years as I served in support of White Sands activities.

    A sailor too, though more confined to lakes and bays keeping (in sight of) near land.

    Best of luck and joy to you and yours while you retrace some history.

    The Aviation Buff

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  • Jane

    Thanks for sharing so much of your life! I’ve followed the journey for so long I know more about you both than many friends I live near and I’ve never met you in person. Looking forward to the whole trip East to get back to the boat! Safe travels and good health to both you and Jason!

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  • Kelly Florence

    May I ask if Niki’s Mom is still alive ?
    What a heartfelt video.
    Thank you for the glimpse into your earlier life.

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  • Bernard Schaer

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Theresa Bridges

    Hi Nikki.. Question, when you go into town with your fold up electric bikes to a restaurant or shopping, do you chain them up whole or do you fold them up and take them in with you? Just curious as we’ve been looking to buy them also and want good quality electric ones that have a good mileage range and fold up for easy storage in the RV.

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    • Curious Minion

      They’d still be a bit bulky to take inside anywhere, so chaining them is your best bet.
      Curious Minion

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  • Joan

    Super video. It was so nice to see what your early life was about and visit your family. Your aunt is gorgeous! I think your story was very well presented.

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  • Kristen Guy

    Loved this story…we are quickly becoming big Wynn fans! You guys gave my husband “the sailing bug” a few months ago & I’m coming along slowly (excited too) while he plans for our boat adventure next year(hoping and praying). We live in SoCal now but I grew up in south Texas and learned to ski in Cloudcroft when I was 5 (got there in my granddads motorhome), so I connect with this trip home for you…love it! Many blessings on this wheeled adventure! Hope to see you on the water some day!

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  • LA

    What a great life contrast! Thank you for confirming that no matter where you come from- Anything IS Possible. Dream Big, Set your sights, Don’t Give Up ( that last part’s really for me)… 😋
    When your being strives to “Live outside the Box”, no matter your age, see what you can do to make it happen. Love how you two work together to keep your dreams coming true!! 😘🍀😘🍀

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  • Karen

    Greetings from Comfort, TX! I grew up in NY/NJ so I know what it means to escape and start over. Going home is always filled with memories, good and bad.
    Thanks for sharing your memories.
    FYI..We had a Leisure Unity, which looks exactly like what your Mom has right down to the Murphy bed. SO…my husband cut a piece of foam which fit that “well” at the head of the bed. It worked like a dream! We stored it when the bed was up.

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    • mary

      I will try your suggestion! Thank you.

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  • OjaiLynda

    Thank you for sharing the early years, the hometown personal side of a world traveller. We all start somewhere and it’s up to us to determine how far and wide we’ll travel. Absolutely love following where your wanderlust takes you both.

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  • Valerie Mathis

    Just an awesome video! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Jennie Paul

    Deeply touching. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Jeni

    How special to get to meet your family, Nikki, and those peaceful, sleepy Texas/New Mexico towns in this video. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Carol McCarty

    Loved seeing your family photos Nikki. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m with you on the chopper thing. Not my fav either but as my nephew so neatly stated “that’s why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream.” I’m join you in the sweet heart ache of leaving family. I have nieces I’ve never met! Definitely going to try that tape. Those “stick anywhere “ hooks ain’t all they’re cracked up to be. Enjoy your next adventure!

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  • Sandra Behler

    Lovely video! The love and warmth came right through the screen.
    Would like to hear more about the Atlas someday. Why did Mom buy it if it has so many flaws? Is it the best available in that size?
    Enjoy South Africa!

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    • Curious Minion

      You’ll see more of the Atlas as Jason & Nikki road trip across the country. As for why she bought it, 1) every RV is a compromise. Every. Single. One. There is no perfect setup and nothing is 100% reliable. 2) Mary didn’t buy it to suit them, she bought it to suit her own travel style, height, etc. so what Jason may see as a flaw (bed length) may not bother her at all, and 3) This is a relatively new model and they all get some tweaks after the manufacturer has gotten enough feedback.
      Hope that helps!
      Curious Minion

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      • Sandra Behler

        Thanks!

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    • mary

      This is “mom”. I love that I can drive it and back it up into just about any space. I love that it has a contemporary look and not the traditional look of most RV’s. It was most definitely my top choice over the other B+ touring coaches. Airstream and Mercedes, both are reputable companies. This is another reason for my choice.

      I have been told by many RV owners that there are always bugs to work out with all RV’s. The Airstream dealership in Dallas says my story is unusual. I HOPE they take care of my issues this time around. I will keep you posted.

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      • Richard Savage

        Beautiful rig. I really like murphy beds in those B+’s.

        So how much pressure are you getting from those two to put in the Natures Head composting toilet?

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      • Sandra Behler

        Thanks!

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  • Mary

    It was great seeing the family and your hometown! I’ve heard you talk about Heart so many times, it was fun to actually go visit with you all!

    Thanks for all of the nice additions to my van! I love them all! Just so you know, my jewelry organizer has fallen once again. It now hangs at the front of my closet which works great! Thank you Nikki and Rebecca!

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  • Owen

    You guys look like a really happy couple. As I have for years wanted to sail around the world and have attempted to do it about 3 times in my life, but other things have got in my way, I have now decided to hell with the things getting in my way I am going to do it. I am 59 years old and have decided that when i grow up I will do it for real and I think I have grown enough now and am ready to do it?

    How do you guys sustain yourselves money wise, is there a slush fund or do you guys work on route because while it is probably less expensive travelling on a yacht than staying in a suburb, it still costs money?

    I am so sorry to have read about your cats, i hope that the one still alive is going to be happy in its new home?

    Oh…… By the way I am a South African, not that it is important but using SA Rands make things a lot more expensive when travelling abroad, hence the question on sustaining oneself.

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    • Curious Minion

      There’s a whole section of posts on how the Wynns and other nomads make money while traveling. Maybe something there will click and be a good fit for you! You can check it out here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel
      Best of luck!
      Curious Minion

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  • Neil

    Love your story Nikki – small town USA has a charm and fascinating to see. Us visitors to the USA see awesome places like LA, New York, Orlando, Florida Keys and my favourite Miami but these remote towns are so interesting to see. A very long way from us here in Cambridge, England. In another life I’d do what you have done… except the sailing lol. The RV bit yep but the water stuff seems to almost be 100% maintenance lol

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