While we’re aware that quite possibly everyone who will read this blog knows us personally, we opted to go with “callsigns” rather than our actual names for privacy purposes, and because we wanted to. Indulge us.
We’re a family of five from either Maryland, Washington state, California, or the Chicago area, depending on how you define “from” and which one of us you ask. We’re traveling in “Davista,” our 32′ Class A Winnebago, and the parents’ callsigns come from our Navy P-3 background, as we were squadron-mates before we were spouses. They’re not particularly innovative, but as in a Navy squadron, we reserve the right to earn/assign new callsigns during the trip if the situation warrants.
“Flight” — Dad, airline pilot, mountain biker, kayaker, foodie, balding, curious, bilingual, retired Navy, contemplative, enthusiastic, reasonably well-read
“TACCO” / “TC” — Mom, acupuncturist, budding herbalist, dabbles in the Navy (Reservist), professor, catalyst, baker, healer, knitter, exuberant, visionary, polymath
“Keeper 24” / “Keeper” — Big brother, 11 year old science nut / soccer fan, budding survivalist, thoughtful, creative, restrained, old soul
“Firebolt” — Big sister, 8 year old future president, social butterfly, Harry Potter fan, bookworm, affectionate, confident, ball of feminine kid-energy and personal space invader
“Woodsprite” — Little sister, 5 year old, red-head, comedian, math whiz, avid pretender, determined, sometimes tentative, room charmer
We all love the outdoors, travel, and each other’s company and are hoping we’ll say the same thing after this year.