47th Week in Review: Ready for New Shiny Things in 2012

During this last full week of December Jay and I were busy putting together some new and exciting features for 2012.  Let’s talk about 2012 for a moment.  When we left on February 1st, 2011 we said we hoped to stay on the road for a year.  That sounded like a long time and we weren’t sure if we could do it so we didn’t want to over commit ourselves.  Well, with only one month left, we are no closer to being ready to settle down and we are finally getting good at overland travel.  So the new plan is to try to keep going until April or May and to hopefully make a little money along the way to offset our costs.

On Monday we announced our new store on Zazzle.  We have 29 products for sale so far and we will have almost twice that by the end of the week.  Please let us know if there is a type of product you are interested in that we haven’t created  yet.


Second, as Jay wrote about on Tuesday, he received a helmet cam for Christmas and we are now able to provide video from the trail.  Well, this has motivated us to create a YouTube Channel on which we will feature all different kinds of videos from the road.  We are also uploading some old videos from the last 11 months that we hadn’t had a good way to share.


We are planning to leave Phoenix and hit the road again next week, starting in southern Arizona and working our way across to southern California.  We welcome your suggestions for where to camp, volunteer, visit breweries, etc.  Thanks for continuing to read and support us.

This week:

Hours volunteered:  2 hours, Sharon is working on a project for Fresh Start Treasures

States: 1 – Arizona: Phoenix, Scottsdale

Budget: Under

People Visited: Lee Blackwell

Nights under the stars: 0

Best meal:  the traditional Christmas eve dinner featuring Shriner’s sausages, Gruyere scalloped potatoes, corn stuffing, and mandarin orange salad.

Best beer: Deschute’s Black Butte Porter has been a long time favorite of ours which we were happy to have in the fridge this week.


6 responses to “47th Week in Review: Ready for New Shiny Things in 2012

  1. I love watching this video; what a great year you had!! I hope the coming year will be even better for you.

  2. I love the products you have on the site and will be buying some during the coming year for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Keep up the good work!!

  3. You two and your families amaze me! blessed be your travel as we “leap” into 2012 (how about a Leap Year product for zazzle?)

    Welcome to the year you will be wed!

    love ‘n’ service,

  4. Excellent video! And I really enjoyed the musical accompaniment! 😀

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