About

What has eighteen legs and wanders the earth?

THE CLUNKMONEYS
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We do.

With two adults, three kids, and two dogs, we change the demographic when we show up.

On January 15, 2015 we freed ourselves to do anything by getting rid of everything. Our goals: To make the most of the gift of the human imagination. To explore. To make comfort second to adventure. To do it all as a FAMILY! How will it work out? Who knows! We invite you to follow along and find out. We promise it won’t be boring.

  16 comments for “About

  1. Mark
    April 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I am so happy that I got the opportunity to meet you guys when our travels passed by each other. I am having a great time in the direction that I am going, and I know you will have a great time in the direction you will be going. Who knows what will be this time next year but but hopefully our paths will cross again. Malia, please don’t forget to send me that group picture we took before you left the Sedona area.

  2. Jason and Melissa
    June 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    It was great to meet your family at the Grand Canyon. We arrived home last night 9200 miles and 12 National Parks later. The Tepui received lots of attention. It would have been nice to have Wyatt there to explain it to everyone. We have been truly inspired by you and are beginning to play one of your favorite games. “How much can we sell?” The Overland Expo East will take place a few miles from our house. Let us know if you can make it. We would love to see you guys again! Just shoot us an email. jkilgore11@yahoo.com

    • tro@me.com
      June 6, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      It was great meeting you guys as well. What a great trip you must have had. We’re currently in Durango…in the library…because the weather has been SUCKING again. We’ll touch base soon.

  3. Martin & Denise
    July 2, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Tim,

    While our visit at Mesa Verde was short, our kids enjoyed hanging out with you guys, the highlight being Picnic Table Tennis :). On our relatively short, 3 week, trip, we’ve seen some amazing things! Love the photos you’ve included on your site. Reminds me of some verses in Psalm 19: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” God certainly has made an amazing world for us to explore. May He bless you time together!

    Martin, Denise, Kimberly, Daniel, Jack, Nathan & Sarah

  4. July 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Tim,

    Ran across your blog and recognized your rig. Not sure if you remember me or not but we ran across each other in the Safeway parking lot in Page, Az. I was in the Toyota with the FWC, a Dachshund and pulling a trailer with motorcycle. We were both headed towards the Overland Expo Rally in Mormon Lake. Remember what a great kid your boy was. Very outgoing and a pleasure to talk with. You’ve done a great job. Was on the road up till early June and am now taking back off headed up to Alaska for the remainder of the summer. Hope we cross paths again. Take care.
    http://www.nowheretobetour.blogspot.com
    parkkitchings@hotmail.com

  5. Ty Kuiper
    July 29, 2015 at 7:12 am

    We read the 24 inch blog post around the cabin campfire under the midnight sun! Thinking of you all!
    Peace & Strength,
    Your Alaska Fam

  6. Mae Good
    July 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    We camped next to you near Phoenix AZ. (Fountain Hills), which happened to be Just after the start of your journey. We thoroughly enjoyed your family and it’s a blessing to see the places you’ve been and the fun you have had!

    The pictures are beautiful.

    What a shining example you are setting for your children and the people you meet!

    All the Best, Mae

  7. Bob & Kenzie
    August 17, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Great to have met you in Glacier! What a wonderful adventure you are on. I hope that our paths cross again someplace out on the road.

    Safe Travels,
    Bob & Kenzie

  8. Kissa
    October 12, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs I LOVE YOU AND I LOVE THIS LIVE YOUR LIFE!!!!

  9. Toby
    December 19, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Hi Clunkmonkey Family,

    It is just before Christmas and I am watching a photo show of our RV trip we did half a year ago. Which suddenly brought up memories about meeting you and Marc at Lone Rock. Every now an then I was checking where you were heading but eventually I managed to write some thoughts and lines on your website. What a wonderful adventure you are on! We feel that you are trying to provide your kids what many of us in society are more and more losing. Just observing our two boys during our 6 weeks trip taught us that nature and freedom matters so much more than luxury, comfort and wealth. Keep on moving and hopefully we can meet in the near future in Europe.

    Greetings and happy xmas from Munich

    Rosana & Toby

  10. jof
    January 5, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Hello,
    I just finished reading your posts and enjoyed them immensely.
    My family and I have travelled all over the western US and Canada (including parts of Alaska) on adventures. However, ours were broken into 4-5 week trips. First we travelled in a VW bus, then a converted Sprinter Van, and now in a 4 wheel camper.
    It is no small task to travel with little kids (our son was 6 months old the first time we hit the road). I am really impressed that you made this commitment – your life seems deeply enriched for it!
    I hope you have lots more adventure to come!
    I just wanted to say thank you for your writing and beautiful photos – and for taking the time to put this blog together.

    Be well,
    Jof.

  11. January 5, 2016 at 12:41 am

    I just finished reading your posts and enjoyed them immensely.
    My family and I have travelled all over the western US and Canada (including parts of Alaska) on adventures. However, ours were broken into 4-5 week trips. First we travelled in a VW bus, then a converted Sprinter Van, and now in a 4 wheel camper.
    It is no small task to travel with little kids (our son was 6 months old the first time we hit the road). I am really impressed that you made this commitment – your life seems deeply enriched for it!
    I hope you have lots more adventure to come!
    I just wanted to say thank you for your writing and beautiful photos – and for taking the time to put this blog together.

    Be well,
    Jof.

  12. David Biviano
    May 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Hi Tim, Malia, Wyatt, Carson and Kaila –

    I met you in Chacala at the birthday party Friday night, and visited your campsite on Sunday.

    I am really impressed by your simplifying your lifestyle and a marvelous family adventure! I look forward to the book – or movie! 😀

    I simplified my life, too, when I found myself living on SS. Sold my house, my condo, my car, gave my “estate” to my kids early, and moved to Chacala! Such a relief!

    I also spend some time now and then in Cambodia, where I lived and founded a children’s home in 2008-11. It’s still going: http://www.santepheap.org

    The family photo is great – my, how the kids have grown since then! The nature photos are fantastic!

    If you’re nearby here again in March 2017, I hope you can enjoy the 4th Annual Chacala Music and Arts Festival with us!

    So glad to meet you!

    Buen viaje!

    David

  13. nuadventure
    September 24, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Hi, nice to meeting you. Keep in touch. Just write us an email. Your Family nuadventure

  14. March 6, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Excellent blog. I’ll get back to you. Super happy read. Our best to your family.

  15. June 12, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Awsome blog ! Was really inspiring meeting your family in the Rio Dulce. May you have the best ride, cause that’s just what it is after all hey ? – Chris and Marysol and now baby Sol and dog Buena from the Where is the horse project.

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