So it was 1996, and there were these CB radios…
Yes, we met over a CB radio. Crazy huh? After a little while, we realized we had a lot of similar interests, and that we’d basically lived within a mile of each other over our entire childhood, possibly even played together, passed each other on the street and in the library or the stores and never realized it. We married in Kathryn Albertson’s Park in Boise, on Memorial Day in 1998, with only a few friends in attendance. Of course, after that, our families were furious and we had a renewal of vows with a “proper” wedding in October of that same year at the Boise Train Depot.
We bought a new construction house together in December of 1999. We lived there and had many hobbies and adventures until we decided to sell it to embark on our new way of life in May of 2017.
We both like fishing, camping, ham radios, computer gaming, hiking, four wheeling (we even went rock-crawling), and of course travelling. Our hobbies can vary wildly, but when one of us gets interested in something, we both go all-in.
We both work remotely in the tech field to help support this lifestyle. Nathan works as a technical account manager for a very large Linux company. Heather does Quality Assurance and Project Management as a freelancer for a start-up web and mobile application company that specializes in the medical field.
Several things happened almost at once which made us finally make the decision to try out this nomadic life. We had lost our little Pomeranian Annie of 17 years, and then unexpectedly only a month after her, we lost our 10 year old English Setter Abraxas to cancer. Heather got a notice that she was going to be laid off from her work as a contractor at HP in the next few months, and our daughter Ariel had found herself a house, so there would no longer be a need to have a spare room for her to move back in with us. Heather’s Grandfather had also just passed away. All of this cumulated into just making us realize how short life really is.
With Nathan already able to work remote, we decided to go ahead and sell our home, and order our new home on wheels.
We figure this is the best time to do this, while our parents are still mobile and active. Sometimes they come and join us!
If you’d like, feel free to follow us through our journey!
Hello new home!