1 Monday To Go

We have reached the end of the countdown with our last Monday coming up next week. It is hard to believe that two years of planning has come down to this final week. And we find ourselves asking the question... "what did we do for the last two years?!?!" We've ordered so much stuff from Amazon in the last month I'm surprised we haven't gotten a Thank You card from Jeff Bezos! We heard this from our friends Jenna and Josh of Travel Amateurs when they came to visit on their way south, that you will never feel prepared to leave and that you probably won't leave on your planned departure date. Well with the Rebelle Rally coming up on October 15th, we don't really have an option to go over our date. So here are the things we need to finish this week:

The bed strapped down and ready to go to powder-coat.

The bed strapped down and ready to go to powder-coat.

  • Move in to the camper
  • Move everything out of our apartment
  • Get rid of anything that won't fit in the camper (pretty much everything in our apartment)
  • Install the awning which arrives on Friday
  • Put the newly powder-coated bed back on the truck... we have no firm date when it will be done so we may be moving in to the camper in a hurry if the bed doesn't get done until the end of the week
  • Buy and prep everything Taylor needs for the Rally
  • Get all of our finances in order, including closing on our second rental house on Friday, opening travel accounts, and making sure we have all our bills set to paperless
  • Sell Taylor's car 
  • Get new licenses and make sure we have a bagillion copies of all of our important travel docs

I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff, but you guys get the idea. So this time next week we'l be unemployed, living in our car, and heading for the border... It's pretty much our American Dream.