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Sunrise!

Sunrise!

What is your favorite time of day?? For me it is Sunrise. I have been an early riser for the majority of my adult life. I enjoy the quiet, alone time before anyone else is up. Just me, a cup of coffee, and my thoughts (and sometimes YouTube RV Videos 🙂 ). What is it […]

Downsizing Tips

Downsizing Tips

In 2018 we downsized from a 4800+ square foot house to a <1000 square foot house. We had lived in that big house about 12 years, and raised 2 kids in it. It had a lot of memories, and a lot of stuff – junk in some cases. We did this downsizing effort in a […]

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

When RVers talk about an exit strategy – they are talking about the time when they are unwilling or unable to RV any more. Everyone will have a date. Health, family needs, lack of desire, financials and lots of additional factors are all condersiderations to move on to the “next phase” of your life. An […]

The Motorhome has arrived in Florida

The Motorhome has arrived in Florida

We got to see our motorhome for the first time yesterday. Yay!! But due to schedules, we will not bring it home for another week+. The dealership needs to get it cleaned up, a few things repaired, and ready for our walk-through orientation. I received a jury duty summons for next week, and my wife […]

Motorhome Driving Class

Motorhome Driving Class

While we continue to wait on our motorhome to arrive at the dealer, we decided to go and take a motorhome driving class. I had only driven a motorhome briefly during a test drive. My wife had never driven one at all – and I never convinced her to drive the truck (while pulling the […]

Last Day of Employment – Retirement?

Last Day of Employment – Retirement?

Today marks my last day of official employment. It is a bit of a shock to the system – as I have answered the “bell” almost every morning for decades. Is this retirement? I am not old enough to start drawing a pension, or social security. I just plan to not work for a while […]

Florida Day Trip – Honeymoon Island Stat

Florida Day Trip – Honeymoon Island State Park

Honeymoon Island State Park is in Dunedin, Florida. As we were heading out, we were greeted by Hot air balloons. I took it as a good sign that we were in store for a good day – I was right! We had a good breakfast at Benedict’s Restaurant, which is only a few miles away […]

Florida Day Trip – Lake Apopka Wildernes

Florida Day Trip – Lake Apopka Wilderness Drive

Most weekends when we are at out home base here in Florida, we like to take what we refer to as “Day Trips” to various parts of Florida that we can get to/from within a day. I wanted to document one that we went to recently that was really cool. It was also free. Another […]

RV Checklists

RV Checklists

It has been our experience that various checklists are useful at a minimum, if not a full necessity. In the beginning – or with a new rig – they fall in the necessity category. After you have lived in your rig for a time – or have taken many trips – it may become more […]