Happy New Year from the Sherwood Mulligans!
So… we had an outstandingly well laid plan, to not have a plan for a while, but that plan, aptly enough, has gang aft astray!
Here was our unplan & the email you were going to receive two weeks ago:
“While Chris is otherwise occupied with his exciting start-up business and Declan & Leila are away at boarding school, Amelia (7th grade), Lucia (6th), Finn (4th) & I are hitting the road!
We are busy putting the final touches on “Clementine,” our new orange 1977 VW camper/bus and will be departing Shelter Island in her, for destinations south sometime this week!
We will explore America and focus on reading good stories, writing in journals everyday and arithmetic-ing, by way of the very helpful website http://www.khanacademy.org. By necessity, I’m sure, we will also learn a thing or two about geography, map reading, air-cooled engine maintenance & repair, as well as how to live and make decisions together in very close quarters!
We will seek out the nation’s Most Remarkable Trees, as a unifying theme for this “roadschooling” adventure… If you happen to love a special tree, tell us about it & we’ll put it on our list!
We will be camping as soon as we reach warm enough weather and learning how to feed ourselves on a budget. Chris will fly out to us every few weeks and Dec & Lei will hopefully join us for their breaks whenever possible! My life coaching practice will continue as usual.
We have no definite plan, no destination in mind and no definitive time frame. We hope to visit many of you along the way and will keep going for as long as we are learning & having fun!
We invite you to join us by way of this blog. Click below to recieve email notification when we post and we will do our best to keep you apprised of where & what we are up to! If you’d like visitors, let us know & maybe we’ll come camp in your driveway!
Please accept this email as our 2011 holiday card, as our December was a bit hectic ~ lol!
Wishing you & yours the very best in 2012!
Sarah & co.”
Interestingly, our departure was repeatedly delayed & when we finally launched last Thursday afternoon, amidst the first real snow of the season, a rather large spanner was, at that very moment, thrown into the works at Chris’ business!
Luckily, we were not thousands of miles away yet & drove straight to NYC to be with him as he sorts out the mess. Curiously, we are perfectly prepared to hunker down here in our newly re-outfitted Lower East Side apartment, which now includes an extra “mobile room” parked just outside our window on the street!
Seriously though, Chris has taken a real hit & we are so grateful that the younger 3 kids and I can be with him right now. We will keep you updated as the dust settles…