Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Road Trip to New Hampshire: January 2005

In late 2004, we decided to build a house on our five acres in Gainesville, Florida. While searching for building options, we found David Howard and First Day. The simplicity of design and quality construction materials appealed to us, so further investigation was in order. A northern expedition was launched, supplies were collected, and in January 2005 the Kiker four jumped into the Brown's adventure van for a 25-hour drive through night and day to Walpole, New Hampshire.

We liked what we saw. John Hyslop and David and Pam Howard were most hospitable, accommodating, and charming. We put down our deposit for a cottage and snow-plowed our way back to Florida.