About us….

2010 Princess Cruise

We’re Bill and Debbie Lees. We like to think of ourselves as the TumbleLees, rhymes with tumbleweeds. We’d like to think we go where the wind blows us – but of course, we try to follow good weather. But we mainly follow our hearts!

This picture is from our 35th wedding anniversary celebration. Along with us on this cruise was our daughter and her husband. They had married a few months earlier, but decided to delay their honeymoon and celebrated it with us! We are so blessed now to have two precious grandsons.

This year, 2015, we celebrate 40 years of marriage….but that’s on and off a year or so. You see, after 13 years of marriage, we divorced, but our Lord Jesus Christ, restored our marriage! We have shared extensively about it from Chapters 1Chapters 27ย in the “Marriage” category of this blog. While we now enjoy our grandsons together, we realize even more, how grateful we are we re-married!

We both have been blessed with great careers and health. Debbie says she was born to travel, growing up in a military family and living overseas twice. She traveled extensively in her career as an FBI Agent. Bill on the other hand, had limited travel experience coming into the marriage. It was his dream to travel. In 2004, Debbie was transferred to the Miami Office of the FBI, which allowed Bill to “retire” from the corporate world, and become his own boss: buying/selling real estate and managing/maintaining his rental properties. So after Debbie officially retired in 2006, they began to travel regularly, by motorcycle, cars, planes and cruises. And then life really got interesting when the first grandchild was due in 2013. That prompted a DRASTIC change in our lifestyle and we “accidentally” became Full Timers (in the RV world). This blog has evolved from a Marriage Blog (we are open to sharing about our trials and tribulations) to a travel blog.

We hope and pray whatever we say and wherever we travel, we will be a blessing to each and all we meet! Thanks for stopping by!

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Ephesians 3:20

43 thoughts on “About us….

  1. What a beautiful portrait of you and your husband. You sound like you have a wonderfully positive life attitude and are blessed (as am I) with a fantastic family. Although both my parents are now gone, I have written several short stories (hidden among my photo challenges which of late have become a diversion :)) about them on my blog and feel truly blessed to have had the privilege of such a charmed childhood. If you have time you might read “Magic Drinks”https://nynkblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/magic-drinks-2/ or “In the Company of Women” https://nynkblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/in-the-company-of-women-2/
    to get an idea of my parents. Wonderful blog! and thank you for following mine.

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    • Loved these two articles! I was the 3rd and last daughter….And I have a daughter, only child. My husband is ecstatic he finally has his little guy! They are true Buds!
      I should expand and do something about my mom….I was a daddy’s girl, but my dad suffered from alcoholism and some other “demons.” My daughter was their only grand daughter, both my sisters have boys, I mean MEN! Geez, they are hitting the 40s!

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      • I was one of four daughters and my younger sister had four girls just like my mother! I was the one who ended up with two boys (believe me they are in touch with their feminine side as I had no idea about boys! but the girls love them because they have a gentle touch). My other sister had a boy and a girl. Thank you so much for reading my stories which keep my wonderful memories alive. I imagine growing up with your dad had its challenges but I hope you have many great memories too. Cherish your grandson. Such a doll.

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  2. […] Follow the Tumble Leesย – A blog about a couple that has had their trials and tribulations, but have succeeded with the help of God. They have gone from having a lot to becoming minimalist, full-time RVers. I am so excited to be following their journey because I’ve already learned so much about how to begin my own journey towards minimalism. […]

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  3. I am really enjoying your blog. Thank you for all that you share!
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. I hope you accept.
    https://littlenuggetbignugget.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/1634/

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    • Oh thank you so much! This blog does need some love, but I am going to decline only in that this blog is really more for family, friends and others interested in the full time RV lifestyle. Although I am going to try and reblog some of our marriage blog, which was how it started! I was also nominated on my other blog, so happily accepted it.

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    • I’m not sure if I replied to your nomination! I’ve been a bit overwhelmed of late (while trying to take Blogging 101)…and now I am seeing I’ve been nominated a number of times….So now I have time and wifi, so I am going to accept and attempt to do one blog on these awards….

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  4. I nominated you guys for Sunshine Blogger Award.

    The 11 questions I am asking you to answer are:
    My 11 questions for the people I have nominated:

    1: Who are your favorite published authors?

    2: What did you want to grow up to accomplish in your life?

    3: What is your favorite holiday and why?

    4: If you got to choose your last meal in life, what would it be?

    5: What is your favorite temperature? Mine is negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

    6: Introvert or Extrovert?

    7: What are your favorite past times? Reading and writing are mine.

    8: What about yourself would you change if you could?

    9: What scares you the most? Claustrophobic, myself. That and I hate needles.

    10: Why do you blog?

    11: Who is your favorite musician?

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    • Thank you so much! What an honor from such an accomplished blogger as you are. I probably need to accept it to help promote our site, but I have turned it down before. I accepted it on my other site, http://lifetimeofforgiveness.wordpress.com. It is intensive to reply and promote others, so I just have to decline as we have lots to blog about on our travel site. I will still reply to you with my answers soon!

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    • I may have initially turned down several awards, but someone has nominated me now for 3 and one other one….so I am going to accept all and do one blog on them all…I hope I can do them justice!
      Thank YOU! I really appreciated your blog and like following you…you are REAL and your struggles are inspiring as you are an overcomer!

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  5. I look forward to following you’re adventure Debbie

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  6. Thanks for the follow, Debbie. I’ll be back to check your blog out. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. […] and her hubby (that rhymes!) from Follow the Tumble Lees are full time RVers who go where the wind blows them. Their blog has amazing details about their […]

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  8. I only wish that your Married Life continues with all the Pomp & Glory.
    Fond Regards,
    Shiva

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  9. Fun Simplicity

    Hi,
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award and Blogger Recognition Award. Hope you’ll accept it (no obligation). ๐Ÿ™‚
    https://icareucareblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/blessing-19-one-lovely-blog-and-blogger-recognition-awards/

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  10. wow! You are a gift from heaven to people. May this blog live long. ๐Ÿ˜€ hope you and your family the best of the best.

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  11. Michelle Schurman

    I look forward to reading about your adventures. I am so pleased that love and marriage prevailed!

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    • Thank you Michelle! Actually, marriage and then love prevailed! Technically, I didn’t know how to love him, but remarried him and asked the Lord to love him through me! It’s a great concept and it worked. I then began working with 5th and 6th grade boys in AWANA. My husband was the “director” and I was a helper. The boys I had were a bit obnoxious compared to our sweet daughter! So I just asked the Lord to love them through me, and did He ever! I loved those guys so much and still say in touch with several as they are now dads themselves! So now, whenever an unlovely person comes in my life, guess what do? Yep!

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    • Michelle, I just tried to visit you site and it said it was no longer available. What is your blog address now?

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  12. Hi there Debbie! Just hopping around the blogosphere; found your blog and enjoyed it, so here’s a new friend and follow for you! If you like, come over and do the same over at my place: http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Have a good one!

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  13. Nice to meet you!!! Enjoy your Kentucky travels and I will try to carve out time to read more about you. I love how God restores His folks and it sounds like He has done His good work in your lives. Blessings for your journeys.

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    • Oh He has!!! We thank Him EVERY day for our miracle! And now we are enjoying growing old together and spoiling our grandsons as we bless our daughter and her husband for giving us these adorable boys!
      And yes, prayer is SO important! It’s an intimate conversation with God! Don’t we love it when our children come to us for help? So much more does God!
      Looking forward to learning more about you!

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  14. What a inspiring story in our About. Thank God for restoring your marriage. Thanks for following my blog, and I hope you find a blessing. I love travel blogs, so The Lord sent you to me!

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  15. Hi Bill and Debbie. It is great to meet you. Isn’t it awesome what God can and will do in our lives. With each passing day we learn and see more of His mighty ways. It is going to be joy following along on your journeys and seeing the world through your eyes and words.

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    • Hi Tom and Audrey! Likewise! Enjoyed your site and love your “name!” What a blessed and beautiful country, our USA!

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      • Thank you Debbie. We were so surprised when we were looking to name our site and discovered it was available. We snatched it up immediately and hope to share our journeys and the stories of the people we meet for years to come. We are looking forward to hearing about yours.

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      • It is such a good name – really captures your journey and to “see” how others also see the USA through our own eyes! We do look for all the goodness and focus on it, but at the same time, are sad when we learn about the negative. The Civil War history really captures us and saddens us greatly – but we must never forget and do all we can to help bring our country together by our common bonds….

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      • Thank you Debbie for your kind words. Yes, we can relate to your career more then you know and like you we saw ugly up close and in person. It is so refreshing to see Gods works and the ability to find the good and share it. Testimonies are so important to all of us so we can see the resilience of the way we are created. We love the stories we are hearing and gathering and preparing for posting.

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  16. This is a wonderful story. I’ve had three rounds with my husband, but at the moment, we are living separate lives. We don’t share children. That would have helped.

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