Why settle? Days 1 through 3

Home to San Antonio TX 

For going away cakes... 

For going away cakes... 

The first three days have gone as smooth as possible, the weather hasn't cooperated and we have alot of kinks to iron out (not losing things, packing and unpacking, fixing our boxes). So far we've stayed at one hostel, and with friends and family. Every person we meet along the way and those we've stayed with has asked us, "why?",  "Why are you doing this?",  "What are you trying to prove?", "What's your inspiration?". Truth be told I don't know why, I have a feeling I will know by the end. In the meantime here's what I have come up with so far and some cool pictures (I won't be offended if you just look at the pictures ;). 

For last minute adjustments, the force is strong with Dom (first day of riding together, Chattanooga TN. 

For last minute adjustments, the force is strong with Dom (first day of riding together, Chattanooga TN. 

I can't speak for Dom, but I know we have had similar life experiences I think for me it comes down to one thing: why settle in life? I hate the term "settle down" when I think of how close I was a couple years ago to buying a shiny new car, a house, having babies, and settling down (living the American dream) I feel nauseous. That works for most people and there is nothing wrong with that, but it's not my dream, and deep down its never been. Why settle when you can have so much more?   

For rekindling friendships, and seeing new places. 

For rekindling friendships, and seeing new places. 

It's too easy to be comfortable, I find the most out about myself when I'm pushed out of my comfort zone. It would have been too easy 3 days ago to call Dom up and say, "hoser I'm sick, I can't go" but then there wouldn't have been cake, alligators and amazing dinner and a movie with family in store for my week. A large part of planning this trip has been proving a point to myself, if I put my mind to a grand adventure I can make it happen. If we can do it so can you. Via con Dios! Maybe we'll see you on "the way south".   

For the gators and motorcycle pictures (outside of Beaumont, TX) 

For the gators and motorcycle pictures (outside of Beaumont, TX) 

For the Texas family (San Antonio TX)  

For the Texas family (San Antonio TX)  

We won't be riding tomorrow need a day to put on knobby tires. Heading to Mexico on the 4th. We'll be posting for each country we visit at a minimum so stay tuned.