Dan and Kate met while working at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Our love of the outdoors and interests in hiking, mushroom hunting, rock hounding, and exploring new places brought us together….oh yeah, and let’s not forget hoppy beer 🙂 We planned this trip for over a year and saved every penny possible. We left our jobs, sold most of our belongings, and stored the rest at our awesome friends and families houses. One of the hardest things to part with was our dog, Cooper. We are very fortunate to have family in Wyoming to love and care for him while we are gone. We leave February, 2015 for an incredible year-long adventure abroad. Thank you to all our friends and family for your love and support and come visit us along the way!