We’re the McGees. In 2018, finding ourselves empty nesters, we took our first real vacation. We loaded the SUV with a mattress & pillows, our camera, dehydrated food, water, and a few camping essentials then headed west from Florida.

That trip changed our lives forever. It was the first time Mrs. McGee saw the desert and the first time in our marriage we spent two full uninterrupted weeks alone together.

The longer we were on the road the more something stirred inside us; A strong yearning to live among the cactus, and the redwood, and the pines, and canyons.

Our dream is to visit as many National Park, Forest, Conservation Land, and Wildlife Refuge Systems as possible while exploring the numerous state parks along the way.

This desire to be outdoors is something we find difficult to explain to our friends, but especially our family. Hopefully by reading our blog they can come to understand what inspired us and how we’ve reached our decision to take a few chances. And maybe we’ll make a few new friends along the way.

But first we need to find a way to manage our dreams, our health, and time with our reality. This is the story of our journey.