When our plan was born, we were driving a 2003 Honda Pilot that had 100,000 miles on it. We had three children that were 9, 10, and 11 and were growing rapidly and we had a standard Poodle and small Bichon. It was clear to us that one of the many obstacles that we’d have to overcome if the trip would involve driving was buying a new vehicle. At this point we still didn’t know where we’d stay, where we’d go or how we’d get there, but we were pretty sure that a vehicle upgrade would be necessary. This was where we started.