Life on the Road: One Family's Story

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They say home is where the heart is.

But for the Goza family, their home may look a little different than most.

This RV became their home-away-from-home, when they sold everything they owned, packed up their car and hit the road.

Seventeen years later, they haven't looked back.

"America's our back yard and we live in a small living space and we've lived in smaller than what we have now, but we've never felt like oh gosh we don't have anything. I feel like we have everything," says Kimberly Goza.

Dennis and Kimberly's theatre business "Activated Storytellers" was their original reason for riding off into the sunset, but the freedom it's allowed and the experiences it offers has kept them doing it all these years.

"Being able to go places and do things. To me that's real wealth. It's not what you have, it's what you can do," says Dennis Goza.

And they didn't do it alone, they raised their son Zephyr while out on the road.

Giving him more experiences from 2 to eighteen years old, than most get in a lifetime.

"Just to be able to live and see so many different cultures in all the different regions of America and so much that you just can't duplicate in books alone," says Kimberly.

So it may seem a little unorthodox, perhaps crazy to some, but for the Gozas, home isn't where it's located, it's where you park it.

Additional Facts:
The Gozas were in Tallahassee selling Christmas trees since November. This is their second year selling at the lot located at the Tallahassee Mall.

They've performed in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C. and Japan.

The Gozas say up until last year when they stopped in Tallahassee for the month, the longest they've ever stayed in one place is a week.

Their son Zephyr now lives in Massachusetts and is currently in a rock band called, A Simple Disaster.

He's also published four books.

The Gozas say it costs between $1,000 to $2,000 each week just for gas and say they use their bicycles whenever possible.

The Gozas also maintain a web-site for other families that live on the road and say they've noticed an increase in participation and interest over the years.

They say 30 families who live on the road will convene at Cape Canaveral January 14th-16th.

For more information on the Gozas, go to:
http://activated-storytellers.com/index.html

For more information on the website they maintain called Families on the Road, go to: http://familiesontheroad.com/fotr.html#damms



 

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