August 31, 2007. That date marked the day that Art and I quit our jobs. Now, nine years later, I have to say it was the best thing we could have done. I think having a specific plan to give RV travel a try was a good one. It gave us a focus post-retirement. In my opinion, retiring from our jobs without an exit plan was not a good option.
With travel, we have had many wonderful experiences and have discovered a whole new world outside of what we had when we worked. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to do what you want to when you want to do it. I think we have become a little more open minded due the exposure of different life styles.
We are often asked how long we plan to travel. I can’t answer that question – sometimes it depends on the day ;) On days when things aren’t going well, it can take its toll and I wish for a stick house not a house on wheels. I get over that pretty quick when I sit in one place for too long.
Other common questions we are asked are “What’s your favorite place?” or “Where will you settle down after RVing?” Well, we don’t really have a favorite place and we have discovered there is no such thing as a perfect place. So maybe we’ll eventually decide on having two places we can call home.
At some point, just like we thought about what we wanted to do when we retired, we’ll have to think about what we want to do after our RVing days are over. Some how, that seems to be harder to do.
Until then, we’ll keep traveling and blogging.