How We Met & Other Untold Stories (not just a road trip 1)

How We Met & Other Untold Stories (not just a road trip 1)

We’re trading our keels for wheels! Because that’s how our adventure together started 15 years ago when we drove our ’85 VW van from Texas to Florida to get hitched.  Seems only fitting we should celebrate with yet another road trip.  This time we’re driving around the northland of New Zealand with its dramatic coastlines, ancient forests, and cascading waterfalls.

Along the way, we’ll take a byway of our journey together.  It begins in the land before Facebook, with a girl on a mission to escape her small-town country life.  Two days after high school graduation she headed to the big city in pursuit of misadventures, opportunity, and independence.

She was bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready for anything…except a persistent and annoyingly confident gold-hued boy.  Little did she know he would turn out to be her biggest adventure of all.

This is the story of us.  A road trip down memory lane, part one.


We’re long-time fans and friends with the humans behind Roadtrippers.  That’s why we teamed up with them for this road trip.

Roadtrippers is a FREE app (and website) that came out right about the same time we hit the road full time in our RV circa 2011 (couldn’t have been more perfect timing).  We hit it off straight away and have been friends ever since.  It’s been our go-to road trip app for discovering weird roadside attractions (hello Cano’s Castle) and wild places to camp (Trona Pinnacles).

The free version is awesome and packed with all the important features. But, if you are a serious road tripper, or going on an extended trip, there is a paid “Plus” subscription. Plus gets rid of ads and unlocks features like live traffic and offline maps (very useful during the trip).

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