Scott and I have a funny bit we do whenever we show the van to someone new. I sit on the sofa and proudly open the drop-down table. I pretend to eat off an imaginary plate and then pretend to type (apparently on a manual typewriter by the way I bang on the keys). On cue, Scott says, "New blog entry!" and we have a good laugh. Because the idea of us being bloggers is ridiculous. Neither of us are writers, or photographers, or even particularly sociable. But everyone asks where they can follow along during our trip, so I guess we're now bloggers. (No, YOU are, says Scott.)
We're hoping to post regular updates here with our route, a few photos, maybe some super-insightful commentary about our personal growth and the state of the world, but Instagram or Facebook will certainly be more up-to-date if you want to know what we're up to. Also, in the years I've been following other traveler's blogs (many of whom actually do offer insightful commentary), I've noticed that they tend to start off strong but post less and less frequently as their trips progress. I see this as a good sign, because they must be too busy enjoying life on the road to be bothered with writing about it, right? So, I'm going to make a prediction and say that if our blog posts aren't especially timely once we're on the road (planned departure June 1!), it's not because we've been kidnapped by a drug cartel. Or because we've driven off a cliff. We're just too busy on this crazy road trip that we've spent years planning for a new blog entry.