Kevin has spent most of his career working in Information Technology for large companies and more recently started down the entrepreneurial path. He has a few “side” businesses he is desperately trying to grow into enough mostly-passive income to sustain the lifestyle to which his wife is accustomed while allowing time to travel. He still enjoys working with technology and, of course, long moonlit walks on the beach.
Suzanne loves old dogs. Like, really loves them. A lot. She also loves writing, running marathons, and working with non-profits on their communication and fundraising efforts. Having previously lived above a horse stall in Italy, in a dorm room at the Meadowlands racetrack in New Jersey, and other random places, Suzanne is used to simple living. She found the transition to RV life to be an easy one during the first trip and anticipates that this time will be the same. She also enjoys moonlit walks on the beach, as long as the dogs can come too.
Update August 2016: I can’t believe we still haven’t updated this page! We’ll get to that soon. We are currently sharing the RV trip with Jake, our 11-year old yellow lab, but he is not one of the dogs who started the trip with us. More soon!
Update January 2016: Molly and Wylie are the two dogs we had with us on the 2012 trip. At this point we’re not sure which dogs (or how many dogs) will join us on the 2016 trip. Also, as you will read below, Gonzo stayed with our friends Rebecca and Alan last time. At this point we’re planning to bring him with us. Stay tuned for the animal update in March once we know who is coming with us!
Molly Malone is our sensitive child. A senior chocolate lab of unknown origins, Molly came into our lives in August 2010 through our favorite non-profit, Old Dog Haven. We may not know what Molly’s life was like before she ended up in a shelter but we’re glad she’s here with us now. We love her for her gentle nature and fiercely loyal personality (some might call it “co-dependence”). Molly’s two favorite things in life are being loved and playing a good game of fetch.
Wylie is our carefree child. Despite being 12 years old and completely blind, Wylie is one of the happiest dogs we have ever met. He came into our lives through Old Dog Haven in October 2010 but with a much different story than Molly’s. Wylie had a wonderful, loving family with whom he’d spent his entire life but when they made the decision to move out of the country they knew they couldn’t put him through that difficult transition. We are thrilled that our life paths crossed with theirs – we ended up with a huggable loveable geriatric dog AND wonderful new friends!
A special shout-out to our cat, Gonzo, who we know would not enjoy being cooped up in an RV for 6 months. He is a free-spirited cat who loves to snuggle inside at night and roam the outdoors by day, so we found him a loving home for the duration of our trip. We will miss him dearly while we are away. (Thank you Rebecca and Alan for welcoming Gonzo into your home!)