And...here we go!

And...here we go!

by Barbara O'Brien
(Goodyear, AZ)

Our goal for 2016 is to be full timing by January 1st. This is something we have planned and talked about for the last 30 years.
We started tent camping in 1978. Several years and 3 children later, we moved to a pop up tent trailer. We had many great family trips in that rig.

In 2000 as our children became college age, we traded the tent trailer for a 25 foot Terry Lite 5th Wheel. 15 years of awesome trips and adventures under our belt and we are ready! I retired from teaching in 2015. My husband will retire from full time work in April 2016 and will then do contract work (he is an electrical engineer in the nuclear industry).

We have purchased a 2015 34 ft Open Range Roamer 5th wheel and a 2016 Ford F-250 tow vehicle. Our house will go on the market by November 1st.

Now, we are selling all our stuff, handing items off to our children and getting our living as minimalist as possible! So excited to be working closer to our goal!

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Jun 06, 2016
Retire in December hit the road at the end of the month
by: Cindy

We too will be hitting the road fulltime at the end of 2016. We do have to sell our share in the senior coop where we live now. We downsized once to live here so don't have much more to get rid of. Most of our furniture will go into storage for the first year.

We purchased a 2002 35 foot Montana 5th wheel and a 2008 Ford F350 to pull. In two weeks we will be bringing the 5th wheel home to load and enjoy the area around here for a couple months to get used to the smaller quarters and begin a routine.

Best of luck to you in your travels and newest adventure!! Safe travels.

Apr 25, 2016
A Journey Update
by: Anonymous

And....we did it! Our house is sold, possessions have been given away, sold or (mostly photos) stored with friends. Husband retires on May 17. On May 31, we are headed to Europe to do a 9 week Motorhome Caravan trip (happy retirement gift to us!). When we return to the states in July, we will head out for the Midwest to travel, visit some friends and family and set up our domicile. So excited...

Sep 17, 2015
Sounds amazing
by: Anthony

Hi Barbara

Thanks for sharing your plan and story.

Kind regards

Tony

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