A River Adventure

Naturally Curious, Unapologetically Adventurous

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How It Got Started

Quick Background and Context

I don't ever want to look back and say I didn't live the life I wanted for any reason. I believe fully in my ongoing quest to live authentically, fearlessly and boldly without apology. 

When I was laid off last fall, it was time for some real reflection on next steps. When I thought of sitting in my house in Wisconsin day after day, I asked myself whether that seemed the best environment for that reflection. It wasn't. I've always wanted to travel the country. There are so many unique and beautiful places in America. We have one of the most diverse and awe-inspiring countries in the world (and I've seen some of the world). 

So, now, I'm wrapping up five months on the road exploring more than 70 cities while living in an RV trailer that I bought when I sold my house. That trip has been everything I could have hoped, but always in the back of my mind, I was planning something else. 

For the last eight months, I've been planning and researching how to successfully travel from the Missouri river headwaters in Three Forks, MT all the way down to the Mississippi outlet in the Gulf of Mexico. As I grew more confident that this was actually going to happen, and started sharing with other folks, many people asked how they could follow my journey. I don't think I can do the epic scenery and life-changing experiences justice, but this blog is at least an attempt. 

 
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Summer Update!

Hello, friends new and old!! It has been a long while since I posted here, so thought it was time for an update. First, thank you to...

Introducing True Path Adventures!

It's official! I'm so excited to share True Path Adventures. In today's fast-paced society, kids are inundated with social media and...

Follow Up

So many folks have shared with me that they miss the posts, miss getting updates and following the journey. Me too! There is something...

Mission Accomplished!

Tuesday, at approximately 6:15 am CT, my phone was recovered after being missing for almost 12 hours. Worried about lost pics, journal,...

Here we go!!!

Mom, Dad and I had a fun time in New Orleans; even got to help kick off Mardi Gras celebrations. You would need to spend a week or two...

Atchafalaya Done

Last night was the last night camping, and today is the last day paddling the Atchafalaya river. The river is up again, supposed to come...

Into the Wilderness

2021 is one for the books. Exactly one year ago today, Jan 11, 2021, I set out to travel our beautiful country in an RV. Five months,...

Krotz Springs to Whiskey Bay

As it turns out, there are scarier things out here than gators. I found the 1st tick in 4 months on Hank and the poison ivy is back!...

Melville

A short day of sailing brought me to Melville, LA yesterday. What a warm welcome! I missed meeting Danny Majors, but new friend and...

Simmesport

Down to one week!!!! Fog was thick off and on all day. Might have picked a better place to tie off in Simmesport. 😄 I planned for 20...

Atchafalaya Kickoff

Laying here tonight thinking about the day. The neighbors across the river are playing a mix of old country, bluegrass and straight up...

Moving on from the Mississippi

**Catch up post from 1/7** Did you ever have that friend that tries to help in your kitchen, but you have to redo everything? That was...

Natchez

Three very cold days after leaving Vicksburg, I made it to Natchez, MS. Yesterday was not a smooth paddle, but worth the struggle. I was...

On the Road Again

Sad to leave Laura and Vicksburg, but need to finish this mission. Today was NOT a pretty day to paddle or sail, but progress was made....

Made it!

What a day on Wednesday, 20-25 mph winds, hopping between rainstorms (the last one got us good and broke another umbrella), and Hank...

Holding Pattern

Well, that's what I get for complaining😁. Stuck for wind again today. We napped, explored the island, and I cleaned best friend #2. One...

Long Road to Vicksburg

Still 32 miles from Vicksburg. It was supposed to be a few days, but the wind has been non-stop in my face. I have to admit I'm...

Greenville , MS

What a morale boost getting supplies in Rosedale. A little warmer and a little drier and a great Christmas forecast. After a couple very...

12/14

Hard to believe it's the middle of December. Today, I love this river. While I do make it a habit to lean into challenges, the...

Hello, Mississippi

The other day I made it through Memphis, in 141 days. The next day, I left a perfectly good campground with electricity only to find...

 

Contact Amanda

Thanks for your interest in my journey. For more information, feel free to get in touch and I will get back to you soon!

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