Our journey shall be known as “Philomena’s Secret of Life (SOL) Tour” and its focus shall be to:
- learn (about ourselves, others and the places we visit),
- have fun (after all, if it’s not fun…why do it)
- engage in service projects in communities that we visit
Some think it crazy, but surprisingly many express envy of our plan to “take a year off” (although, we prefer to think of it as a year “on”) to explore back roads, parks and happenings of this great land. Carrying minimal belongings, we will camp and stay with local hosts; home-school fourth and eighth grades; and open our eyes, ears and hearts to the unique potential of each day as our journey unfolds.
This will be our first extended travel adventure with children, but Dave and I are no strangers to life on-the-road. From 1989 to 1991, we bicycled around the world on what we called “One World Tour,” pedaling more than 18,000 miles through 28 counties meeting with peace and environmental groups.