I’ve gone back and forth about putting this into the world, but I realized how much I enjoy following others journey. I do not like surprises. I like to know what is ahead so I can enjoy the anticipation and have something to look forward to.
I don’t know, maybe you feel the same way? Maybe you love surprises? Either way we are going to take you on our journey to retire. Or at the least relocate soon-ish and will not be anywhere in California. At this point we don’t even know where that gem of a place is, but we’re going on an adventure to find it!
Ahhhh it feels good to write that. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous though. I’m more of a homebody – completely content being in my little house with my husband + dog. Sometimes Cowboy pushes me out of my comfort zone (like this moving out of state thing) and it really pisses me off. But it also makes me realize I am much more adaptable than I’d like to admit. And turns out I really do enjoy getting out of my comfort zone than I realize. How weird am I?
Don’t answer that.
As much as I love having roots in Monterey, I know there is so much more out there to explore. Somewhere we feel like we fit in.
You ever walk into a room of people and feel like you don’t belong? I think that’s how we feel in California. We both grew up in the Central Valley, a rich fertile farming community but we knew that wasn’t for us. We then moved to the San Francisco bay area, and we really didn’t fit in there at all. We had an opportunity to come to Monterey and although we have made a great life here, it will never be a place to retire.
Also, we just don’t fit in………..
Every May we take a road trip without plans, other than picking a direction, hop in the truck and drive. No booked hotels or itinerary or specific adventures. This time we going to Texas.
Texas has been on our list forever but we wanted to take our time and really enjoy it, so we hit up states closest to us first. This will be my first time visiting and I am looking forward to it. Actually that’s a lie, we went through Amarillo a few years ago, but I wouldn’t call it spending time there. We were only there a few hours.
Just like any journey, we will travel through Arizona, New Mexico and enjoy some adventures along the way. Though I’d imagine it will look + feel different with the times we are living in now, but it’s better than being on lockdown.
We literally have zero plans and I don’t even know what to expect from Texas other than a lot of y’all’s, ma-am’s and meeting some of the nicest people. At work, folks from the south are some of the nicest people I have ever met on the planet. We are excited to see it all!!! Or as much as we can.
If you’re familiar with Texas or live there, please tell us where to go. What should we see & do?
Is there another place or area that you loved and would recommend we check out? Doesn’t have to be Texas.