We Launched!

Bessie and Tranquility are ready to roll!
Happy Campers!

Yesterday we launched! The last week has been intense and exhausting as we finalized downsizing for now, moved what we’re keeping to our 10′ x 10′ climate-controlled storage, loaded the truck and trailer, and cleaned the rental home in order to pass along the keys to our wonderful landlord.

We underestimated the time for the above, thus left Denver at 1pm MDST with our truck, Bessie, and trailer, Tranquility. Last month we made campground reservations for the first few days, knowing that we wanted to stay put for several days to catch our breath. 

Adrenaline kept us going the 400 miles/9 hour drive to our campsite. It was difficult to set up camp in the dark, yet we did so in record time of 30 minutes! The inside of the trailer was quite the scene because we loaded the last of the clothes, toiletries, extra bedding, books, etc in record time a.k.a. “not a tidy situation.”

Just after midnight we seemed to fall into bed as solid as weights! We fell asleep to the pitter-patter of rain with windows open for a breeze.

We slept in this morning. Enjoyed our French press coffee and oatmeal. Walked the campground. Read and napped. And… left the campground to seek out cell service in a small Kansas town in order to contact our children. We are taking the opportunity to share this post and also make posts to Facebook and Instagram.

We will create posts as we travel based on cell service or free Wi-Fi at public libraries, coffee shops, or restaurants that offer it. Our Hotspot service was used too much this month, so we’ll be “throttled” to a slower speed for our Wi-Fi portion of the plan.

Our best to you!

Traveling full-time at “Life at the Speed of Sanity”!

– The Felt’s


Countdown to Launching!

Filling up the storage unit!

We’re quickly approaching the final days to launching full-time in our trailer, Tranquility, and truck, Bessie. Our time, energy, and attention have been devoted to many tasks these last weeks. We’ve not shared a post on 12mph recently as we need to remain focused to complete our downsizing while at the same time preparing to live in our trailer full-time. Once we gave our notice to the landlord four weeks ago, it placed a stake in the ground and claimed a date on the calendar!

We have experienced a fair amount of success with Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and Next Door to advertise household items for sale. Plus several family members and friends have acquired some of our treasures. What doesn’t sell by the middle of next week will be donated. If we had a time lapse video running, you’d see the household shrinking! It’s pretty remarkable. We will definitely post more details in retrospect once we have added time.

A few weeks ago we rented a 10’ X 10’ climate-controlled storage unit. It’s the same place we used several years ago and find it clean, easily accessed by elevator with dollies that they provide, secure with the manager living on site, and away from the worst of the traffic, making it fairly easy for schlepping a number of loads.

A reminder to everyone that we have moved to a virtual, traveling mailbox. Thus, we’re unable to receive actual mail. We’ve gone paperless, which will also save some trees! You may email us at speedofsanity@gmail.com.

Our launch day is Sunday, July 29. We will begin our adventures by heading east into the heat and humidity of the great Midwest. May our air conditioner work faithfully for us!

As we get into a rhythm, we will share posts with you more often. If you’d like to follow our journey closer, with almost daily posts, you may find us on Instagram as speedofsanity.

Woo-hoo! We’re ready to enjoy “Life at the Speed of Sanity!”

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