This is fun - we should do it all the time!

This is fun - we should do it all the time!

by Sharon Whitaker
(Aguanga, CA)

The Good Life!

The Good Life!

In 2001, we had been retired for a little over a year and were on our first trip in our 1985 21 ft Itasca, heading across Utah toward Colorado when my husband made that fateful statement...He was shocked when I replied that I had been thinking about it and agreed.

We continued with our trip across the country to visit an old friend in Missouri, visit the places where our parents grew up in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. We stopped in Missouri and upgraded to a 1994 34 ft Winnebago Itasca with one slide out. It felt huge!!!

Returning to San Diego, we told our grown children of our plans and began preparations to rent our home - we weren't ready to burn our bridges until we were sure we would like the lifestyle as well as we thought about.

In April 2003 we put our belongings including furniture into storage, leased our home for 1 year and headed to South Dakota to become South Dakota residents. Stopping in Wichita Falls, TX to attend a rally, we found our dream RV and bought it on the spot. You can tell we are impulsive people!!

By late 2002 we decided we loved the lifestyle and weren't sure what we had in storage. The kids took most of our furniture, a lot went to Good Will and Navy Relief Society, and some was sold. At the end we went from 3 overseas storage containers to 1 5' X 10' area in a storage facility.

By the spring of 2003 we decided it was time to sell the house and our renters were interested so by April we were free as birds!

It is now 2012 and we are still going strong and can't imagine any other lifestyle. To date we have visited 46 of the 48 lower States, Alaska and 8 Canadian provinces.

We now spend our winters at an Escapee Co-Op RV Resort in Southern California and travel during the summer.

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Jun 20, 2012
The Good Life
by: Sleepless in NJ... Greg

What a great story, like “cowgirl Kathy” We also long for the freedom of the open road.

Here’s a link to our story:
We have finally managed to pay off most of our debt, yea!

I check this web site on a daily basis for new stories that will push us a little harder each day to make this dream come true, yours is a very inspiring one. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 14, 2012
You are living my dream!
by: Cowgirl Kathi

Your story brought a smile to my face this morning and makes me keep my fingers crossed that my realtor will find a buyer for this little farm -- and soon! I long for the freedom of the open road and being able to go where the weather suits me -- especially in the wintertime.

All the best to both of you and thanks for sharing such a fun and inspiring story!

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