If I was crazy I might photoshop those people on the beach out to make the photo cleaner and more focused on JT and Kalon headed out to look at the geese, but this is the real experience. . . We weren't there by ourselves, we actually had to walk a while when we first got there to even find a spot and we squeezed in a small little section, but as the day cleared out more room was provided. . . People or no people the place is beautiful in my opinion.
Farewell Two Birds And in a moment, Two Birds became a memory. It was a bittersweet day for us, as our beloved bus changed ownership and is now on its way to Kentucky. It took us nearly an entire year to come to the decision where we were sure we could let go of the bus. A lot of growth and change has happened over the last five years and we wouldn’t be who we are today without the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve poured into our traveling tiny home. Floyd and Cheyenne came up from Kentucky yesterday to drive it home to enjoy with their kids. We spent the last two days giving them an orientation of all the systems, driving around and collecting veggie oil for their return trip home, and teaching them the methods used for driving on veggie oil. We put in a lot of miles on the bus together around town, headed to the park for some pictures, and they dropped us off at my Mom’s house (which has been sold... tomorrow is her last day here). They took off and, as they were driving away, we were feeling a bit emotional about our journey with the big blue machine. Only moments later, we got a phone call... Two Birds was calling us bag for one more kiss goodbye. The engine’s serpentine belt had completely shredded off and taken out some electrical connections with it! 😵 Life is always an adventure and there’s never a dull moment. Because we just got back from tour, all of our tools are in a storage unit 3 hours away. They didn’t have any tools with them. All we had was a tiny toolbox from our van, two adventurous guys willing to get their hands dirty, and our beloveds who ran to get tools for us. 5 hours later, after a few runs for parts and tools, they were back on the road and are now well on their way to Kentucky. In a freak accident, the alternator had somehow become loose, which caused the belt to wobble off the pulleys, and in turn created a lot of havoc. It seems a fitting end to our time with Two Birds. Our life with this bus was full of love, passion,
Today was such a blessing!! My amazing friend who started out client came with her 2 bits to visit us at our campground! We made gnome homes, explored, chatted and relished in the wild! It is always amazing creating physical memories with people that were only once known in the virtual. Even better that the kids got to have a blast with new friends! I made sure to finish the curtains since she saw the bus before the last conversion and I wanted it to be as complete as possible!! So much fun being present in all the beauty of the day!! #dreamlife#buslife#travelingtheusa#makingmemories#camping#forestschool#roadschooling#lifecoach#lifestylebusiness Thank you @shinysparklywitch for making the trek to see us!!
Welp got it done. This project was tough as heck. Which was mainly because I was starting with such an unlevel and out of square building. We got it figured out though and it came out exactly how I wanted. I love it... Next step is shelving and appliances but it's starting to look/feel like home 🤘😎🤘
H&B Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍Butler, IL 💵 FREE 🗒 hiking, birding ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We were headed back to our campsite after picking up some groceries when we saw the sign pointing to Bremer Sanctuary. We decided to pull in and see what it was all about. Wow...we are so glad we did! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This 203 acre farmstead was owned and operated by the Bremer family starting in 1857. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1977, Helen and Betty Bremer donated the land to the Illinois Audubon Society under the agreement that the land would not be developed or sub-divided but rather be managed as a wildlife sanctuary. The land is now maintained by the Hickory Hills Chapter of the IAS. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sanctuary has nearly everything in terms of habitat: prairie grasslands, rolling hills, forest, swamp, ponds and more. Even the old grain silos from the original farmstead still stand and serve as home to barn owls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is a very well organized set of maintained trails that run through the various areas of the Bremer Sanctuary and you can literally spend hours just wandering around nature. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We will definitely come back to the Bremer Sanctuary anytime we’re in the area.
I'm not great at always taking the "before" shots and i always realise after we have started 🤦🏼♀️ but anyone who has stepped into our bus would know her front/dashboard area we not her best asset... there was nothing there! So while Dean is away the kids and i have given her a makeover are we are stoked how well she has come together 😍 it's amazing how small changes can totally transform the vibe of our home 💙
Our teeny weeny bathroom is working out well. We are stoked we went a bit bigger than a traditional RV bathroom and also very happy we chose to put in a mini bath for a shower base. The girls use it every night 🙌🏼 we also have a @naturesheadtoilet in there 👌🏼 All in all we love our little big bathroom 💕🚌 Fun fact: basin and shower base are both flower pots from @bunnings 👊🏼
Enjoying those last few days of summer 🤙 . . This morning we woke to a cool ocean breeze, an incredible view, and nothing but the sound of waves crashing against rocks & the distant bark of sea lions 🌊✨🚐 . . Forever grateful for places like this 💛