If we have learned one thing in planning our Airstream sabbatical, it’s to look ahead with hope, and only share with the world about what’s *actually* happened. In the past year +, we have: bought a 1968 Airstream Safari; begun a shell off restoration; set our goal to to travel the country for a year or so; finished a shell off restoration with the help of some pros. Also, Meg quit her job; we sold a bunch of stuff (free pile pictured at left); found some awesome renters for our house, and vacation home/families for our kitties. Meg’s parents agreed to host us in their driveway for a few months while we finish the interior in So Cal–where we are headed shortly; Ben’s mom found us a parking lot to park in when we stop over in Dallas along the way. And, we’ve realized a thousand times how lucky we are. Check back to find out what happens next, a day or so after it happens. At least until we get into a groove. We’ll also post the occasional “retrospective” filling in some of the interesting and/or useful details that got us here, Barkers on Break.