Originally from two drastically different parts of Texas, Kyle hails from Beaumont where there are bayous and crawfish, and Maribeth hails from Lubbock, land of cotton fields and tumbleweed.
The two met in Austin, where small town Texas mixes with a modest city shimmer. They worked together for a few years, designing mobile apps and internal systems at a local technology company, but became close several years later after moving along to different start ups. They both enjoyed the live music, great food, and hiking in and around the city.
On their first trip together they packed up their camping gear and flew to San Francisco, setting up camp in Marin Headlands at Bicentennial Campground. With a perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city of San Francisco, they woke up to the coo of quail and the dew from the Pacific fog. On a quick drive into Sausalito to gather supplies, they stopped at a bodega called Golden Gate Market where the store clerk took one look at Maribeth, and one look at Kyle, and burst into laughter with an accented, “Ha! You so tiny! You so big!” That was almost 5 years ago now, and they’ve held onto that descriptor ever since.
After spending time figuring out what adventure to tackle next, the two relocated from Austin to San Francisco for a taste of Silicon Valley.
They spent 3 years soaking in the hills and architecture of San Francisco, and many of the places nearby. Eventually, the couple made the decision to try life on the road—to bring the pup and explore the United States.
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