We extended our stay in St. Louis through the weekend so that we could attend a small family reunion in Carondelet Park for a concert in the park. It was great to catch up with family members we don’t see often, and definitely worth sticking around a couple extra days.
It was also exciting to have a blog follower who recognized us on the dance floor come up to us to say hi.
It was even more surprising to discover she’s prosecuting attorney, Jennifer Joyce (DA to most other areas of the country) of the City of St. Louis and her husband! I’m not sure we’ll ever get used to being recognized in public, but it sure is a lot of fun to see the reach and positive impacts our sharing is having. (And whew… when a DA recognizes you, it’s a good thing it’s because they’re a fan!)
If you see us out and about – or see we’re heading your way – never hesitate to say hi. That’s the primary reason why we blog, so we can meet you!
On Monday early afternoon we left our sweet park-like courtesy parking at Chris’ folks house, and started our journey westward.
This was of course after managing the launch of our brand new book – The Mobile Internet Handbook. First day sales, by the way, exceeded our expectations – and we are so very very grateful for the support! We’re also very touched by the mentions and feedback the book is getting.
If you’ve bought it and had a chance to read it, we sure would love it if you left a review over on Amazon to help future-Technomadia fans know if the book is for them.
We have decided to at least vaguely follow the Lewis & Clark Trail out to Portland for the World Domination Summit.
So we started our journey off at the Lewis and Clark Historic Site near Alton, IL – a visitor center marking the approximate location where the Corp of Discovery provisioned and trained for the winter before setting off west.
Rain and flooding have impacted some of the routes in Missouri, so we stuck to I-70 to make some miles into Columbia for the evening. Which is no big deal to us, as we have taken the Lewis & Clark river trail into Jefferson City on previous excursions. From Columbia, we joined the auto tour trail for some backroad exploring.
We made a lunchtime stop in the little historic town of Arrow Rock to walk around, explore and get a bit of work done.
We then made the final miles into Kansas City, where we had dinner arrangements to meet up with blog readers Julie & George, who have set a date of April 1 to hit the road themselves. We had a blast hanging out with them and making some new friends, and can’t wait to see them again out on the road next year!
Up Next: After the rain stops here in Kansas City, we’ll start heading northward for a bit following the Missouri River and Lewis & Clark’s trail. At some undetermined point we’ll turn west when we feel called to.
Bandwidth permitting, we have scheduled our next live video chat for tomorrow (Thursday, June 6) evening at 8PM CST (that’s 9PM EST or 6PM PST).
The topic: Work, Life & Motion Balance
After a month of being back in active motion, we’ve been getting in tune with finding our balance between making miles, getting work done and living life. So we’ll talk a bit about some of our thoughts on finding that balance – afterall, living on the road full time isn’t a vacation! You still have to get the laundry done. We’ll end with a Q&A sessions, where we’ll be happy to take your questions and make up answers.