TheBlackmon's

Age: 30-45

Member since August 2017

A family of 5 traveling for a year hoping to teach our 3 children more about this great country!

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From our webpage, www.everydaycounts.com:

"Wait...What?"

“You’re going to sell your house?” “You’re going to sell your cars?” “You’re going to sell your furniture and most of your belongings?” Yes, we are and we are really ok with that idea... and I promise, we aren’t crazy!

We are the Blackmons, a family of five from Columbus, GA. We are Dykes and Meghan, who met on a blind date in May of 2002 and were married in October of 2003. We’ve been on mountaintops and through valleys together (both figuratively and literally), but we’ve been by each other’s side through it all (and we’re completely smitten with one another)! We are blessed with 3 children: Bright, our beautiful and fun-loving 11 year old daughter, Bo, our smart and thoughtful 9 year old son and Loulie, our joyful and full of life 4 year old daughter. We have a comfortable life in our home-town of Columbus, GA- great jobs, a nice house, wonderful community and the best friends ever, seriously. So, what are we thinking?

Good question! What ARE we thinking?

While we are tremendously grateful for the blessings and comforts we have in our life, we realize that the house and the cars and the furniture and things are just THINGS and we would much rather trade in our stuff and junk so that we can have a life of MORE with a life of LESS. We want more family time, more experiences, more service and less stuff, less junk, and less of the unimportant. We realize our little ones won’t be little much longer and we know that EVERY DAY COUNTS. So, while it may seem drastic or crazy or even absurd to some folks to take such a big leap, we are confidently taking this leap (of faith) into the next chapter of our story so that we can give our children this gift of travel and time and memories. Just like Albert Einstein said, “What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count.” Follow along with us on our adventure around the USA for one year in an RV as we focus on the truth that EVERY DAY COUNTS.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Jack of many trades, master of none.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have recently embarked on our year-long journey so we haven't had many boondocking experiences yet, but recently stayed on an organic farm in Hayesville, NC and it was a wonderful experience. Walnut Hollow Farms

TheBlackmon's's Hometown

We are from Columbus, GA which we love. It started as a mill town along the Chattahoochee river and has evolved into quite a tourist destination with a new whitewater course that boasts the largest rapid east of the Mississippi. It is also home to Fort Benning which most all in the Army have been through at some point in their career. Columbus has been a great place to raise and family and while growing, still has that small town feel.

TheBlackmon's's Guest Details

TheBlackmon's's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

38 feet long

2012 Keystone 324 FWBHS fifth wheel. It's a 38'6" long bunkhouse with three slides on the driver's side.

TheBlackmon's's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 12, 10 & 4
  • Prefers a water hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator