Hello! We are Jennie and Lynn Owens
Rejuvenating to prepare for Owens family 2.0
We needed a change. After an intense 12 years of parenting children from hard places and coming along side of other foster and adoptive families, we were in need of personal rejuvenation. All in all we’d parented over 100 children and helped over 1,000 families. We were tired, but we were not finished. We desparatly needed to recover.
What would that look like? We started out trying to just change direction while continuing on in our regular routine. It didn’t take long to see that that wasn’t going to work.
After we realized we needed a drastic change, our first thought was…sailing trip! We excitedly planned and looked for a sailboat that would meet our needs.
Eventually, we landed on spending a year traveling in an RV. We spent six months renovating and selling our home before purchasing our 42 foot Jayco Pinnacle and embarking on our adventure.
Follow us as we seek out margin, beauty and adventure!
Meet the Team
2019 Pinnacle 37mdqs
Affectionatley referred to as “Large Marge,” Marge, our 42 foot 2019 Pinnacle 37mdqs is also our beloved home. This mid-den floor plan makes Lynn’s work from the road possible. Coupled with the loft for Sebastian, the residential refridgerator and king size bed, Marge check’s off every item on our must-have list.
2017 Ford F350 Super Duty
In a nationwide search we found the perfect pickup right in our own backyard. “Truck” is all brawn and little brain so we give him simple commands.
But his raw power is not his only attribute. His 8 foot bed makes tight turns feasable, and his spacious interior is enough to hold the entire family, both dogs and all the tools.
2018 Honda CR-V
We debated the merits of bringing a “chase” vehicle, but are very happy to have this little fuel sipper along for the adventure. When taking side trips, we park Marge and Truck near the freeway and zip into town for shopping and sight seeing. When we arrive at a new site, we park Truck for the duration of the stay and use The CRV almost exlusively. Our fuel savings during stays more than compensates for the extra cost of bringing her along.
Bently gave up his full-time job doing therapy with kids in Lynn’s office to embark on the adventure. He has not regretted the sacrifice and feels that the amount of swimming time he gets in oceans, rivers and alligator infested lakes more than compensates for what he gave up.
Emma is our 9 year old rescue dog. Our kids found her on the road as a starving puppy so she earned her role as cheif whiner and worrier honestly. Emma is not thrilled to be traveling, but enjoys being with family so she tolerates it. She enjoys getting to go on more walks than she did in our previous, more hectic, lives.