Caitlyn here! And Tyler! Caitlyn thought I was going to let her do this… but I just can not stand idly by. So if it’s regular print it’s her, if it’s bold and italicized it’s me… ok, back to Caitlyn. It is with great honor but great sadness that I have the privilege of writing the final post for A Man, A Jeep, and No Real Plan. Why am I the one writing it? It is simple, because I asked if I could… Okay so that is not completely true but pretty close. Tyler’s work has him extremely busy lately. Almost annoyingly busy, but since he is so busy I volunteered to write it for him. Of course he will be reading over it and probably cutting out whole sections, we’ll see! No cuts, just snide remarks.
The reason this is the last post is not just one simple reason. The most simple reason is that it has come time for Tyler to pay for the domain of the blog or not pay and lose the rights to it. URLs are not cheap, but I am… Tyler has decided that paying for the domain is not the right move at this time. Call me captain cheapass, people who work for me already do. As I have mentioned, Tyler is also extremely busy at work. Keeping up with a blog is not something he can do. I cannot begin to describe how proud I am of him with the things he is creating, in charge of, and accomplishing at work. He is making things happen and has taken charge of sky rocketing his career in management at Feld. With his position he cannot share much of his day to day work, not even with me. Although I will gladly tell you all about state secrets, like the aliens. The tin foil squad thinks they are hidden at area 51. WRONG! This makes creating blog posts even more difficult. The main purpose for A Man, A Jeep, and No Real Plan is also not where his life is going now.
Tyler is still the man, a very handsome man at that. I didn’t have to pay her to say that… Tyler still has his famous jeep but poor Jeff has been out of commission for over a year now and is still on blocks, much to the disapproval of Tyler. Jeff is not out of commission; he’s just taking a prolonged break until I rebuild him. He still starts and even moves under his own power. Respect your elders Caitlyn… The main difference is that Tyler has plans now. I have never known a man to have a plan and a back-up plan and even a back-up plan for the back-up plan like Tyler. There are actually several more layers of planning, but she stops listening after a few minutes of me sounding like I’m paranoid. His mind seems to always be multiple steps ahead of everyone. Makes arguing with him almost impossible, but also makes me feel incredibly safe starting a life with him. Operation “Confuse the Pretty Girl into Marrying Me” is going very well friends.
The adventures are not over for him though. Tyler has fernweh like no one else, wanderlust so powerful it makes you physically sick, that is why he will never stop the adventures. Damn right I won’t. Tyler will always take road trips, will continue to tour, and will continue to create memories that make normal people blush. The only difference now is that he has gained a co-pilot (Grant, our son) and a back seat driver (you should see Caitlyn white knuckle her way through my driving). Where ever Tyler goes, whatever adventures he goes on, me and Grant will be there with him. You all just read it, she put into writing and I plan on holding her to it. Before we began dating, Tyler made it very clear that being with him is not like being in a normal relationship. The last year and a half with him has had more adventures in that time than any other time in my life. I think she meant more adventures than all the rest of her life combined. She quadrupled the number of planes she’d been on in the first 6 month. Being married to him is going to be one of my greatest adventures and I cannot wait to walk down that aisle to him. As long as he lets me have a traditional wedding and be able to walk down an aisle. Please join me in my campaign that I should be allowed to attend the ceremony in nothing but my kilt. I am more negotiable on the Claymore, but shoes are a deal breaker.
A Man, A Jeep, and No Real Plan is going to be no longer but the adventures that we are going to have are going to be bigger and grander. Tyler and I are going to get married and continue to raise Grant, the greatest adventure anyone can take. Our lives are starting to merge into one and for me at least, that is the one of the scariest adventures yet. Hopefully one day we can start up something together to tell of our adventures. Until that day, know one thing for sure. Tyler is the greatest man to have come into my life and I plan on spending the rest of my life trying to keep up with his bad ideas. May you all find love that curls your toes, may you overcome any fears, and above all else may you never stop going on adventures. Yeah, she nailed that closing. Told you I had a winner.
With love, Caitlyn and Tyler
P.S. We’re cute.