Adventure, Ideal Climate and Landscapes, Making New Friends,
by Gordon & Marlene Richards
(Home is where we park it! USA)
Wandering Homeless Seniors!!
When we started 10 years ago we both had a house, one in GA and one in OK. They were a pain when we went 'home'. By 2002, we sold both houses and really became full-timers and have not regretted it for a day. We spent 7 years volunteering at state parks in AZ, AK, GA, LA, ND and CO. Deciding we didn't have enough time 'to play' and added years we stopped volunteering. But the rewards of new friends and good memories make those 7 years special.
Full-timing enriches our life as we travel all 49 states. We have solar so we boondock most of the time. The lifestyle is less demanding and less expensive. Except for upkeep like that in a stick house, our main expenses are fuel and food. Clothes are fewer because weight is important. When we NEED to buy a new item of clothing, an old piece goes in the trash. With the internet and cell phones we stay connected to family and friends as well as doing banking and bill-paying online. A mail service sends our mail whenever we notify them to send it General Delivery to a town. We have found that getting mail at smaller post offices is more efficient.
Finally, full-timing allows us to choose the ideal climate all year. There's nowhere to live that has an ideal climate all year but now we don't sweat during the summer or freeze during the winter. By traveling to states like CO or AK in the summer and AZ in the winter, we can be comfortable all year