While in Vegas last week, I had the very brief and serendipitous opportunity to meet up with the Happy Janssens, a family of four who are experts at this whole RV living thing. I was pointed to their blog last month, and since then have become a total devotee to their whole philosophy of life and travel.
Even though we’d never met or spoke in person…or even really communicated at all beyond a few email and texts…when they swung by the hotel to pick me up for some Thai food I felt like we were old established friends. We already had so much in common…unschooling, RV living with kids, choosing an unconventional lifestyle, a deep love for our Canon cameras…so there was never a lull in the conversation. By the end of our night, I felt like I’d met a soul sister in Sara.
My camera battery died that day, so I have no photographic evidence of our night, but luckily Sara had hers and made me my very own set on Flickr! See Lucy gnaw on my finger, which in baby language means she thinks I’m the coolest person she’s ever met (but seriously, how cute is that little girl?! So!) Here’s big sis Bella pointing out the exclusive Four Seasons Elevator that we took up 39 floors, and where I had a run in with Cameron Diaz. And then there’s the arm length self portrait of Sara and I.
After Thai food, they came up to my hotel room where we all agreed that the Four Season’s bed was the MOST comfortable bed we’d ever felt. Somehow Sara, Bella, Lucy, and I all ended up enveloped in the comfy down softness. At this point I thought it would be a perfect time for an impromptu interview. Using my newfound video powers on my iphone, I created my very first video interview! Being that it’s my first interview, I kind of stink at it. But! It was a lot of fun! In fact, most of the 6 minutes is me giggling. What can I say, we had a good time together! I love what Sara has to say about really embracing change, challenge, and a dream!
I know most of you won’t ever sell everything you own to live in an RV, but you have your own dreams that will take a leap of faith. And listening to people talk about their own wild leaps is so encouraging to me, regardless of the story. Inspiration comes in so many forms. So, I wanted to get down in a video the answers to questions I had about their RV experience, knowing that it would apply to anyone trying to take a step out of the box and into a dream.
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