We are the Sorenti-Burns family. Two self employed parent in our mid 40’s working in a mobile work environment who love to travel and explore new places. We are curious folk who believe that travel is the best education of all. We plan to home school our two boys together during this time away.
Jen has been working in the satellite business for over 20+ years and wants to connect with and introduce her family to all her friends/customers throughout the US and Canada. She has many appointments set up across the two countries as we travel west toward the Pacific. Jen is the navigator of the journey (code name Magellan) and in charge of site logistics. Jen is the idea person, chief explorer and in charge of budgeting. Jen is a history buff, mostly social and economic history, who loves to visit historical sites and museums especially, former President’s homes.
Ralph left the corporate world of medical testing and big pharmacy sales management and dove into Internet business two years ago and has never looked back. He’s looking for new ideas, experiences and inspirations as well as meeting with his business partners as we cross the country. The west coast is also teeming with business opportunities for Ralph’s company so we will be spending almost two months in Northern California at the end of this year. Ralph is the driver and chief of RV operations ( code name Garmin). Ralph is in charge of the technical details, making all systems work (and of holding Jen back when her ideas get too ambitious). Ralph is also a history buff especially loving to visit endless battlefields sites. Don’t drive too close behind him as he will be apt to pull over and read EVERY placard on the road leading up to a historical monument or battlefield.
Sons Alex (10) and Eli (8) have just finished 4th grade and 3rd grade and are veteran travelers. They are excited about seeing all the 50 states and parts of Canada. Both boys have important tasks.
Alex is our extremely exuberant and inventive head of security (Code name Good wrench or Wrench). Alex is responsible for all systems outside the RV, including set up and take down of the RV at each site (set up of water, electrical, cable and parking assistance).
Eli is our creative and thoughtful head of Expense tracking and meal planning. Eli who truly enjoys math and writing, plans to cook a different type of pancake in each state and territory ( hence his code name of Pancake).
They do feel the pang of missing their family and friends in our native Cape Cod. We all feel that pang of wishing we could share our adventures with our loved ones and so came up with the idea of this blog. Alex and Eli are quite used to being dragged to historical sites. Alex enjoys military history, basically likes to watch old Army movies. Eli is more interested in US economic history…meaning he loved The Hershey museum ( CANDY!!) and the story of how Milton Hershey built a great candy empire ( MORE CANDY!!)
In 2009, We had started to think about building an attached garage but chucked that idea and chose instead to buy our fifth wheel, diesel Chevy 2500 and travel cross country. We rented our home to help cover the costs of travel. We are looking forward to trading in rush of every day life chores, sports, school and other activities for a full time RV life on the road of work, travel and homeschooling.