I have been reading other people's posts about themselves so I thought I would share a little about who I am and why I have the name Laura-n-Sasha.
First off, the name: We have this name because it is our website name - Laura: that is me, and Sasha: that is my husband. We started our website when we took an awesome vacation in our Truck Camper back in 2006. We took a sabbatical from our jobs. Six weeks off to explore the West and ended up staying in one area for about two to three weeks - around Fruita, Colorado. We loved our adventure, and when we got home, on a Sunday night at midnight, we decided to put our house on the market.
We sold the house and everything in it in April 2007. We moved into our RV (the truck camper!) and lived in that for two and a half years. Sasha still worked for a year and a half while I volunteered at national parks and tried my hand as a workamper (someone who works and lives in a campground.) We had gone from 2400 square foot house to a 24 square foot home.
I got a job as a Park Ranger in 2009 at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and we spent the summer of 2009 at the beach. It was not too far away from family, so we kind of eased into the moving further and further away part. I applied to federal jobs in the fall and winter, and ultimately found jobs further out west. But one of the problems we had with the truck camper was that there just was not enough room for the both of us. All we really had was the dinette and the bed to read and write.
Therefore, Sasha, while volunteering at Cape Hatteras, started searching for a better RV.
He found it after a massive search and it is what we have now, a toyhauler fifth wheel with 240 square feet of living space, and an eleven-foot garage. We have our toy, an Ural motorcycle, which we put in the back to use when we park for a while.
I will be writing about our experiences in West Yellowstone, Montana and the work we are doing at the non-profit company Yellowstone Nature Connection.
I am into nature, national parks, photography, website content, writing, some reading, marketing, and dark skies (astronomy). Anything scientific, I enjoy learning about and discussing. I have a BS in Geology and worked in the field for over 10 years. I went into computers and training, then had my own business for a few years until I started working in the federal government. This last part, where Sasha and I are working together, I believe that is the best of them all.
OK, I wrote way more than necessary, but what can you do. I think you might get an idea of who I am and what I might write about as well.
I hope I made it interesting for you and hope to see you around while they are making improvements on the site. Thanks for reading!