Maiden Voyage

2 Weeks. A picture blog of the journey leading up to our maiden voyage. On Oct 13, we started up the engine and are Oregon bound. Much to still do but we have been sent off with love and support beyond our wildest dreams!

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Paul, our neighbor, engineered our tow hitch/bar
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Filling in all the rivets
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Our neighbor, Jim, came by every day for two weeks straight to help get the furniture finished. Without Jim’s commitment to this project we would not have made it.
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5 days before departure
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Grace getting her feet wet
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Last supper at the Holland House.
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Getting the cushions ready
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One down a few more to go.
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Papa showing off his muscles.
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Late night. 2 days and counting.
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Staple queen and her court
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cleaning team, one day and counting
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Load up! One day before departure.
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Final push!
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Beautiful design by David Baumgartner. Crafted by Jim, Craig and Banjo
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Welcome Home!
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Farewell show hosted by Kavarna.
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saying goodbye
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Friendship true blue
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Little fella’s!
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Words can not express the blessing these girls have been through out this process! We love them!!
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Saying goodbye to family
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One last check
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Packed and ready to roll! 10/13/11
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One more final check
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Jim is an example of true neighborly love. He inspired and kept us going.
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Here we go!
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Priceless moment
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Back in the Saddle again
For the Lord our God is living among us. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in us with gladness. With his love, he will calm all our fears. He will rejoice over us with joyful songs. Zep. 3:17
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From Here // To There

This blog chronicles the Holland’s journey “From Here to There.”

Dreams and desires sit at the forefront of our minds but the reality of logistics and daily life sometimes offers more than one can handle. Yet, we continue on, with joy and excitement about all that is and is to come.

Our Dreams and Desires:

Over the past years we have been dreaming and casting out lots towards a simpler way. Our desire is to use our gifts and talents to connect and encourage community.

Our plan is to transition over the next 6 months by downsize from our 2600 sq. foot home to a home on wheels.  This will allow us to cut costs on our current overhead and also give us flexibility in connecting with communities all over North and South America.

We’re starting to research how to sell our home and possessions, purchase an RV and veggie oil conversions, home schooling, insurance, and connecting with others doing a similar work.

Although our desire is to move along as “tent makers”, we know we will need some supplemental support. We are looking for folks that would like to offer encouragement through prayer, product and/or financial support.

If you would like to offer support or know of any kinsfolk out there that are interested in participating in this vision, we’d love to hear from you.

We would be delighted if you leave us a comment, suggestion or question.

~peace~c&j

www.tillersandtravelers.org for more information