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A Difficult Decision – Suspending Our Trip For Everyone’s Safety

It is with a heavy heart we announce today the temporary suspension of our travels across the country due to the ever developing coronavirus situation.

It has become apparent in the last few days that travel between states, venues, etc. is not in the best interest of everyone’s safety.

We set out on this trip to experience the backroads of America, and that includes meeting and speaking with so many wonderful people along the way. With that in mind, we certainly don’t want to jeopardize anyone’s health by continuing to travel during this current situation.

We are 100% healthy and feeling great, but simply cannot risk the chance of being a carrier or spreading this as we travel.

As of today, we are placing the trip on hold until further notice. It is our hope in the coming weeks or months that the situation will improve, and we can resume what up until today has been an amazing journey.

In the meantime, we are heading back to our farm in Ohio to wait and see what the coming weeks will bring.

We hope everyone will understand why we are taking these actions, and we certainly hope and pray for everyone affected by this virus now and in the coming weeks.

The dream is far from over, just on hold!

Thank you so very much for being a part of this amazing journey. Moving forward, we will post a single weekly update on the status of the trip.

Thank you to all for understanding!

Jim and Mary

Jeanne Ryan

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Hello, Jim and Mary; Think I e-mailed you before, my husband and I made several trips doing what you are doing, seeing what you are seeing. Our youngest daughter also began a similar trip after they retired. They too are on hold in Florida. There was no sense going forward with most of the things they wanted to see and do closed. Their plans included a cruise with me to Alaska in May. They are making the best of it , like you planning on continuing after this pandemic is over. Enjoy what the Lord has given you and be healthy.

Lindell Stacy-Horton

Thursday 16th of April 2020

I moved and replaced my computer about the time you had decided to move from your lovely farm. Lost track of you, during my own move. So glad I found your site again yesterday! I need to catch up...Lindell now in Southern Oregon. 7th year developing my garden on a hard scrabble rock pile. Looking good now...๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒstay safe

Michelle Doll

Saturday 4th of April 2020

You know, you might be able to raid your freezer & cellar to find foods to dehydrate. Then you can bring your own homegrown snacks along when you venture out again. This situation sure smells lemon-y, so let's all make some lemonade! Oh! And if you look around, I bet you can find some lovely flowers &"weeds" to make tea out of. Mmmm... lavender & elderflower tea before bed while watching the stars out west... Dried dandelion flowers to add to fritters for breakfast... I'm sure you get the idea. Danggit. Now I'm hungry. Safe travels & we'll be cheering you on from Florida.

Maureen McHale

Monday 16th of March 2020

Oh No! I'm sorry to hear you have cut your trip short, but I fully understand. We are about to start full timing in April and are debating our next move. Technically we'll be homeless as of 4/20/20 as our lease on our condo is ending. Thankfully we have family that we can go to stay with on their property (and in their house). My husband, Craig and I met you and your wife at Proctor's Goat Farm in Florida several weeks ago. I hope you both continue to remain well and maybe one day our paths will cross again. We are (website still under construction but live).

Pat Savage

Monday 16th of March 2020

Even though I have enjoyed reading about your trip and I couldn't wait until Monday morning to read all about the places you have been, I truly understand and applaud you for your decision. Have a safe trip home and stay healthy. I enjoy your information on gardening and I have a notepad near so I can write your tips down. Thank you!