VALRICO, Fla. — People tell them they are crazy, but Tim and Jodie Gregory felt led to sell their home, cars, furniture, books, toys and everything else of value to buy an RV so the couple and their four pre-teen children can tour America for a year in an 31-foot RV, the Tampa Bay Tribune reported.
The Gregory’s homeschool their 12-year-old triplets and an 11-year-old son. In February, Jodie felt a higher urging to simplify their lives and begin a new adventure. “I was having alone time, and sensed the Lord speaking to me and saying, ‘It’s time. Sell the house. And I’m not kidding.'”
“It’s kind of a God-calling thing,” Tim told the Tribune. “We feel like as a family, we want to be able to use this critical time with the kids making the transition into their teenage years to grow a family identity.”
The triplets – Nathan, Nicole and Noah – are gleeful about the chance to visit battlefields, Washington, D.C., science museums and mountains, seeing for themselves what their friends back home only can glimpse in textbooks. The trip will take them coast to coast and north to south, with educational stops along the way.
Nathan, the family geographer, is plotting the route. Nicole, a passionate bookworm and planner, is all over the logistics. Noah, the techo-dude, has started a family blog that includes a countdown to departure, sometime around Aug. 31. To follow the family’s journey, click here.
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