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THE DAY WE ALMOST DIED

HAHAHA!  NOT REALLY! We joke about this day and call it the "day we almost died" haha.  We're currently in Northern California camping about 30 miles from Kermit's brother Noah and our friend Johnny came out for a visit from Pennsylvania.  None of us had ever been white water rafting and Kermit signed us up for some intense rapids!  We had no idea what we were getting into and that was the fun part!  We took off for an all day raft, 17 miles down the Middle Fork of American River.....  

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Whew! We made it through this Class 4PLUS rapid called Tunnel Chute without flipping! This was about 5 minutes into the trip.  

Whew! We made it through this Class 4PLUS rapid called Tunnel Chute without flipping! This was about 5 minutes into the trip.  

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Celebrating living through that rapid! haha 

Celebrating living through that rapid! haha 

The American River is so pristine. 

The American River is so pristine. 

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We highly recommend that you take an adventure like this with Tributary Whitewater Tours.  Thanks to our rafting guide Lee for saving us and keeping us alive.  :)  -- Trinity, Kermit, Noah and Johnny 

We highly recommend that you take an adventure like this with Tributary Whitewater Tours.  Thanks to our rafting guide Lee for saving us and keeping us alive.  :)  -- Trinity, Kermit, Noah and Johnny 

KAYAKING RAINBOW RIVER

This goes down as the most awesome spot we've kayaked on the East! 

 Back in November we camped at The Devil's Den dive center in Williston Florida, from there we drove about 20 minutes to kayak the rainbow river in Dunnellon Florida.  We used Rainbow River Kayak Adventures and their awesome shuttle service that we highly recommend.  If you ever do this, we encourage you to paddle upstream from K.P. Hole launch to the spring head as they suggested, it's the most beautiful waters.  It's amazing how much the colors change as you paddle down... 

RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK // TRAIL HEAD 

RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK // TRAIL HEAD 

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I crashed into my daddy that came down from North Georgia to kayak with us ~ Trinity

I crashed into my daddy that came down from North Georgia to kayak with us ~ Trinity

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After lots of kayaking fun it was time for a drink with my two favorite guys ~ Trinity
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Here's a video Kermit put together for you >>>> 

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

From Trinity:  If you asked me 2 years ago if I could live in a tiny space with minimal things I would quickly say " Hell No! I LOVE my stuff too much!" 

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" Imagine a life of less... a life of passion unencumbered by the trappings of the chaotic world around you.. imagine an intentional life.  It's not a perfect life, it's not always an easy life... but its a simple and happy one. "  -The Minimalist Imagine a life where you know where every single item is in your home.  Imagine your house being clean all of the time.  Wow, that seemed like a DREAM life to me, seriously who lives that way!?  The concept of minimalism felt so distant and unachievable.  I would say "that's just not me".  I was busy working 7 days a week, busy filling the house with things that I thought would make me happy.. and yes, it did.. but it wasn't the deep happiness I was looking for.  

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FAST FORWARD >> I'm currently writing you from our 280 square foot home on wheels overlooking a lake and living the life we've carved out and created for ourselves.  We just watched the documentary MINIMALISM on Netflix, it's a documentary about the important things in life.  I instantly want everyone to watch it and understand why we are living the life we are and to be able to relate.  I've realized this past year that a simple life is it, and stuff is not the answer for me.  

Kermit made an excellent point.. he said " Live life like a dog!" They don't need much of anything except shelter, food and love"... this was very profound to me as I quickly started thinking about "but I NEED this.. and I NEED that...  I had to ask myself " Do you really need 4 curling irons, do you really need 5 pair of brown boots.. and so on."  

So, we did it.  We traded our stuff for experiences to create a life that makes us feel rich on minimal money.  We have come to realize the value of time vs. money.  We don't want to live to work, if we keep our expenses low we can keep our experiences high.  Was it easy making the transition out of a 4 bedroom house full of anything we wanted down to 280 feet?  NO WAY!  Was it worth it?  HELL YES!!   

NOW, DO SOMETHING GREAT AND GO WATCH "MINIMALISM" ON NETFLIX NOW!  

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"Love people and use things, because the opposite never works"  - The Minimalist