To go on the Great American Journey

To go on the Great American Journey
ingrid-becomes-a-citizen

Trying to leave home hasn't been easy. Our original idea was to leave after Thanksgiving, 2014 but we didn't.  See, I had applied for my citizenship a few months ago because leaving the county for more than 6 months as a permanent resident could be tricky, as you can be denied re-entry on your way back. I calculated that the process would be done by November, but it wasn't that way. Ever heard 'if you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans'. A few weeks went by and finally I got the appointment for Jan. 20th at 8:30AM, the Oath Ceremony, the last step to my citizenship, quite a special day. 

Meanwhile the van has been coming together and Matty has adapted the empty cargo vehicle into our new camper home. We bought a Ford e-250 cargo van, 4WD Quigley conversion, she is a beast. So far it has a ton of insulation, a fan/vent on the ceiling, a solid bed frame, a swivel chair, shelves, racks, a ladder, a solar panel and custom made curtains. It's the last stretch and now we just have to fill it up and get on the road before it snows again.