During the first half of 2013, the bus stayed in pretty much the same spot. This is unusual for us, because we’re used to moving around every couple days (or in some cases, weeks). Well, let’s just say that in the second half of 2013, we’re making up for it. During the last month alone, I’ve been to Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Texas and Florida. If you go back another month, I could add South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. It sounds like a lot to keep up with, but we just love it.

Sept2013mapMy travel route from this last month alone. The red line is ground travel and the blue line is air travel.

In my last post, I mentioned that we were spending some time in New Jersey, hanging out at Karen’s parents’ place. While we were there, we took a day trip down to Baltimore for the annual Trawler Fest. Trawlers are a very sturdy type of yacht, and many of them are made to cross oceans. I have always toyed with the idea of eventually living on one, so I love going to events like this. The REAL reason we made the drive down, though, was that our great friends Sean and Louise were at the event with their trawler. They used to live on a bus, just like we do, but this past year, they made the switch from living on the road to living on the water. It had been over a year since we had last seen Sean and Louise, so it was great to catch up and see their boat. We also spent time walking around the event and touring the show boats.

BenSeanLouiseMe, Louise and Sean at Trawler Fest in Baltimore.

After spending a few days in NJ, Karen and I flew down to Florida. I have a seminar on Friday, and since Karen’s parents have a house near Clearwater, we decided to come and hang out for the week. If you’re in the Tampa area and want to join me for some Photoshop training, you can still sign up for my Photoshop Creativity day-long seminar.

When we leave Florida, we will be flying directly to San Luis Obispo, CA where I will be teaching at the California Photo Fest. This is an awesome event, with loads of classes, both lecture-style and in the field. If you’re in California and want to take part in the event, you can get more info and sign up HERE. 

More to come!