yesterday I had to go grocery shopping with all four kids...it was super stressful but then something AMAZING happened!
we were checking out and I heard a voice from behind me...
“excuse me, I’d like to pay for your groceries”
“wait, what?! Are you SURE...there’s a lot of them!!”
“I know, I talked to my wife last night and said that I felt like God was telling me to come to this store today and that I should pay for the groceries of the person in front of me, when I got here He told me to get in this line. So I know I’m supposed to pay for you”
I was in literal shock...I wanted to cry, but couldn’t, I was completely speechless and left the store in shock. 🙌🏻
One of the most powerful things about this story (besides the amazing BLESSING it was) is that as we walked to our car each one of my kids said “Mum...when I grow up I’m going to do that for a stranger too!” that kind gesture from a stranger has impacted them for the rest of their life...and that is priceless!
After nearly a year of wrenching on Nakoa I'm supper exited to see everything falling into place! Now that's there's only a few more things to wrap up I can't wait to hit the roads in 3-4 months (well at least that's the goal😅). P.S. I got her engine back in and started her up, no more oil leaks! Thank goodness.
EAT STREET FOOD!
I couldn’t recommend anything more on a trip through Central than trying as much street food and the unusual fruits and vegetables on offer in local markets.
Nine months and not a single bout of food poisoning ... think about it 👌.
Our trip continues! After the night at Paso Robles, we headed to Heart Castle in Cambria CA. We visited the Hearst Caste which we were torn on paying entrance fees to visit. But ended up happy with the tour and experience. Well worth the time if your in the area. Then we drove 4 miles north up the coast to elephant seal beach area where we were able to watch elephant seals on the beach mating and giving birth. We were both surprised to see just how territorial the mother's were when lost babies came into their space. The mother would bite at the other babies causing them to scream and attempt to get away only to continue to get bitten again. After that sad show, we continued to San Simeon park to camp for the night.
Hi! We are the Fites! We wanted to say hello to our new followers and a sincere thank you for coming with us along this journey!
In 2016, we did a 48-state roadtrip in our Honda Civic. Everly was two, and we had to leave Beirut (our pup) behind.
We did the trip as a bucket list experience. We picked up experiential marketing jobs in the bigger cities we passed through, lived on raw fruits and veggies and met some incredible people.
If you think our home is small now, try living out of a car for three months! Whew! To be honest, we slept in it maybe 5 times, and spent most nights with family or newfound friends who graciously opened their homes to us so that we could share travel stories and dreams.
When we arrived back home, we didn’t want it to be over. So what do you do when you want to travel full time without breaking the bank? You buy a van! At least that’s what we did.
Six months after returning home, the papers were signed and this baby was ours! We rented out our home in Oklahoma City, sold one of our vehicles and sold a bunch of our things. After four months of renovating, our tiny house on wheels was complete!
The path that brought us here was unexpected. Saying no to Mars’ idea of the 48-state road trip would have seriously altered our life. I had no idea then where that path would lead.
I say all of this to say, SAY YES. If it speaks to your heart and makes you feel excited, just GO and say yes to whatever that thing might be. What you’re created for isn’t found down a pathway of no’s. Saying yes to things that are a little scary, a little tough and maybe a little nuts has made all the difference in discovering the richness of life.
Photo Cred: @samistrong
In an effort to try and keep Baby Joey from snotting all over everyone and their toys we are home day 3 of keeping ourselves in Bus quarantine as he recovers from another cold. It's been a nice change of pace for us and though and I've been catching up on work for our charter business @onelovecharters and watching lots of #HGTV 😜Can you say design obsessed?! •
A cold can barely keep this bus Baby down and believe it or not he has been doing a great 👍 job of entertaining himself! Things had gotten a bit quiet though...and I look and find this... 😂He had pulled out my clothes! (They are located temporarily in under the couch storage containers while we rebuild our bunk house). He was surrounded by them and had even attempted to put them on! It was quiet possibly one of the cutest things I've caught him doing! It totally melted my ❤️
1.) This picture is too cute not to share!
2.) It is definitely more reflective of our authentic selves 😉Our lives are a bit messy, and complicated and far from perfect. (Which can be hard to tell from Social Media sometimes right?)
Thanks for the reminder to keep things real Baby Joey! So nice to see him exploring and mimicking the things that us crazy adults do 😜.❤💛💚