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The Dirtbag Diaries: Winnebago Warriors

By Fitz Cahall   |   Sep 5, 2017 September 5, 2017

“When we were living in a house, we were always compromising because we had the weight of a mortgage, of doing what we thought we should be doing,” remembers Kathy Holcombe. Until the day she, her husband Peter and their daughter Abby moved into a Winnebago to travel and work from the road. “I want her to see that she can do that too: whatever her wildest dreams are, to chase them and not stop until they come true,” says Kathy.

Abby’s dream? To kayak the entire 280 miles of the classic Grand Canyon run. But how does a 12-year-old arrive at a place where this goal is even conceivable? First, lots of kayaking. But, as in any sport, Abby must learn to walk up to her fears and pick them apart before deciding whether to go or not go.

Follow the Holcombe’s adventures at famagogo.com.

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