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Old 05-13-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Currently in Lander, Wyoming and heading to Alaska. We left Daytona Beach, Florida on 3/4/2011 and so far have had a great trip. Not returning to Florida until 1/2012. This was my dream trip when I retired in 1/2011. Driving a Duramax and hauling a Wildcat 5th wheel. Retirement is great, Traveling is the best and life is fantastic.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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Retirement is great!! Oh man, how nice that must be to travel ... and really be retired. I retired from the USAF over 5 years ago but still find myself working. That being said, not a day goes by that I don't think about leaving the cubicle dweller life, hook up our camper, and just start driving away from here!

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Old 05-13-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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All I can say is DO IT!! Life is short, do it while you can. We did sell our home and everything else (it's just stuff) before starting this trip. No need for a big home with all the kids gone.

Our son is in the Air Force and on a tour in Kuwait and Iraq. Will be back in Germany, Ramstein in August. He has had a good tour with Osan then Ramstein will be out in 1/2012 but stay in reserves.

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Wife just gave me the . We appreciate what your son is doing! Wish you and yours the best!
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations! I hope to be able to do the same in a few years. Keep us posted with your travels.
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Welcome to the forums!! Enjoy your retirement and have a safe and enjoyable trip!
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:08 PM   #7
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Welcome fellow vagabonds

Good to see others travelling light, living as vagabonds. We quit our jobs last year, sold everything that didn’t fit in our small rig (not even a storage unit remaining), travelled Alaska (our current home state) all last summer and made it as far as Florida by December. We are currently in Oregon with our next destination being South Dakota for a summer volunteer gig and establishing a new state of residence that is a bit friendlier than Alaska for full-time RV living. It sounds like you have found that same sense of freedom that we have experienced in this lifestyle; most possessions really are just things, the worthwhile stuff is actually gear.

While I love travelling slow too, you better get moving as Alaska summer is already underway and is really short. Wyoming leaves a lot of miles yet to go. Coming back down you might experience what we had last year, continuous fall colors from late August through November. I hope you budgeted correctly for fuel as prices are pretty high this year and Canada is always a killer.

Your enthusiasm really struck a chord, otherwise I wouldn’t have posted. I think you will find this forum quite useful for those occasional problems that leave you a little uncertain. Continuous use and continuous travel put a real strain on the equipment, but so far our FR TT has been fit for duty.
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