I love meeting other traveling families! I actually grew up just south of Des Moines, ( Iowa born and raised! ) I totally agree with the "putting down roots" thing. We just take 'em with us where we go. I don't know if I would ever really want to go back to a traditional way of living again. The kids thrive on the road and out in nature. I wish more people were open to the idea and explored it! I love it!