Friday, May 29, 2015

The Adventure Begins!

It was a bit bigger than we needed, but what a great neighborhood!
 My view while doing dishes

After living in Tuscarawas County, Ohio for the last seventeen years, we are moving. We have loved the small towns of Dover and New Philadelphia and we will miss them, but especially the people in them as well as all our family this side of the country. Ben was offered a job with Garmin International in Salem, Oregon.  We leave today for our first cross country family road trip.  We packed all of our non-breakables then a company came yesterday and packed the rest.  Today they loaded a truck with all our Earthly possessions (and two other loads - it was a HUGE truck!).  I thought we got rid of quite a bit, but have a feeling we will feel differently when we move into our 1000 square foot rental home from our 3000 square foot home we have been in for the past six years.
The kids and I haven't even been to Oregon, let alone most of the states between here and there.  We plan to update this blog throughout the trip with pictures of our adventures across this beautiful country. So, let the adventure begin!

For those new to this blog, it's been around a while and I stopped posting when we had Phoebe.  It was too much to keep up.  With this move, I absolutely MUST take it back up again as we will be so very far from everyone, so we'll start with a bang, blogging every day for about two weeks!

Let me know if you wish to have our new address.
Our phone numbers will remain the same for the first few months.  
Our personal e-mails remain the same as well.
Let's keep in touch!


Louise McAuliffe said...

What an exciting adventure! Travel safely. I look forward to hearing all about it. I hope it goes smoothly. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and good health in your new home xxx

Kate said...

Of course we'll want your new address! :) Looking forward to seeing all the pictures, and hearing the stories of your journey!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you're moving! My your adventure be grand. How fun! I have to say that the Oregon coast is very nice. It's quiet and peaceful. I love how the mountains meet the ocean, and the last time I drove through there, there were sea lions sunning themselves on rocks out in the water. It was a special sight, especially for someone who grew up in Ohio. I hope that you get to take a vacation out at the coast someday. Eugene has some charm, and is a nice place to visit as well. I've never been to Salem, though there must be a great adventure awaiting you there. Thanks for sharing your journey. May God be with you on your way, and keep you. Enjoy the sights!

Melanie (in Colorado)

Faye Harris said...

I love reading the details, it makes me feel like I am almost there with you. God Bless.

Stacey said...

Exciting time for the Wigtons!!!!!!! Maybe this will be an excuse for the Uricks to travel west???? (once you have more than 1000 sqft) :-) Stacey