Thanks for finding us! We are Abi and Patti, and we’ve been traveling through life together for 38 years.
In 2011, after 30+ years of living/working in the Bay Area, CA, we retired from our careers, sold our home, dramatically downsized our possessions and moved to Ashland, OR. We bought an amazing 107-year-old home, which was/is a Bed & Breakfast Inn, and took on the challenge of restoring the home. It was a true labor of love and the lifestyle of an innkeeper is like no other. Here are a couple of posts to give you a glimpse into our lives as innkeepers. You’ll find more in our archives – Hospitality Intrigue.
In 2014, just 3 1/2 years in to our lives as innkeepers, the universe presented us with an opportunity to make perhaps the biggest and boldest change to date. We sold our inn, downsized our possessions even further and packed what was left into a 16′ big yellow truck we named, Big Betty, and drove across America; landing in the state of Maryland. We’ve never lived on the east coast so it’s a new time zone and a new life.
On a whim, I started writing a blog for our inn, with the primary purpose of bringing exposure to the inn and it provided a window for those who wanted to know where/how we were. In the process, I released the creative writer and very amateur photographer in me. I also discovered I have a voice, which in turn led to the launch of One Road at a Time in October, 2012.
We have chosen Maryland as our home base primarily to live near our son and daughter-in-law, and from here we plan to continue to travel the world and redefine retirement… One Road at a Time.
You can contact us at: Patti@OneRoadAtATime.com