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Sometime back (I'm thinking over a year to be sure... according to their blog it's been over two... Wow! Time flies!!) We crossed paths, on a couple of Facebook groups for RVers, with a guy named Mike Boyink. First off, I am compelled to share that I don't know if that is really his last name or if it's a 'nom de plume'?...
I mean seriously... I have come to know that Mike is a resourceful guy, (you'll see what I mean when you read "About: Boyink" on their blog) thus a name like Boyink which sounds like: "Boy, Inc!" would be a great pseudonym, don't you think? Right up there with clever plays on words as our beloved Samuel Langhorne Clemens adopting "Mark Twain" during his days as a river pilot in the mid 19th century.
As time passed we came to learn that Mike had a wife and two kids -- thus bringing creativity to the name, and logo, for their family blog: Boyinks4Adventure. (I love their logo!)
You'll notice that the tag line states: "A family of four on the road for a year" -- Ummm... Yeah! That was the original plan. Truth be told, it's been over a year! I won't give away all of the details (you'll have to read their blog...) but suffice it to say after a year on the road they returned to their hometown, sold their house, downsized there 'schtuff' and hit the road again!
In addition to their blog "Boyinks4Adventure" Mike has created a website to share travel blogs by others. As subscribers we happily receive it in our "Inbox" each day. Imagine my glee when not only did I find it in our Inbox this morning but we were included in the "Top Family Travel Blogs"! Thanks Mike!! So jazzed!! We hope to keep producing blog posts that you'll enjoy sharing!
When you visit their website "Top Family Travel Blogs" (because I know you will...) do note in the right margin is an Editors note. That's Mike. He shares: "We're a family of 4 who started with a 1-year family road trip and ended up with a new life. No house, few possessions, great views, and awesome experiences." I find it awesome that he shared that little tidbit, because I can't tell you how many people/families who we have met during our nomadic years who have similar stories.
We've known of many families who have started out for a six month or year trip around the country, or around the world, and then... they became nomadic for life! So cool! While it's not for everyone, it seems to be a growing lifestyle choice lately. There are numerous experiences that are unique to traveling; matter of fact you'll find a great mix of them on the Boyink's blog -- It's awesome!!
Thank you Mike and Crissa for sharing your adventures! It's like taking field trips from your computer! If I counted correctly the Boyinks have visited nearly 40 states thus far! You'll find a list of "Travel Posts" in a column to the right of each blog entry you view, if you care to look for a particular state -- perhaps to plan your own adventure?
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I do suggest that you peruse the drop-downs at the top of their blog -- LOTS of good info there too! (From "Affording it" to "Why" with MUCH in between!) I must say I especially enjoyed the "About Crissa" (MsBoyink)! My favorite line in her mini-bio: "I had been ruined for an ordinary life." (Guess you'll have to read the rest to see what she was referring to.) Thanks much Mike and Crissa, Harrison and Storybird, for being adventurous souls who are willing to share a bit of the fun as you ... Enjoy the journey!
One last note: We have a penchant for unique road signs... while visiting the Boyinks4Adventure blog we found this (can't wait to see it in person and perhaps take a whacky pic or something!)
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And now Boyink Family I'll share one of my favorite signs with you (thus far...) You may have seen some of these 'live-and-in-person' when you were on the North Coast of CA... I do recall that you visited the Redwoods; we almost crossed paths that time!
I seem to recall in your latest blog post that you mentioned something about Texas being on your route? Perhaps we'll still be here when you arrive! ;)
Thanks for reading friends! We hope that you have enjoyed meeting the Boyink family. We hope that you will visit their blogs and share some "Blog Love" ... Tell them the Nomadic Jesters sent ya!
Until tomorrow... we hope that you too are 'Enjoying the journey!'...