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Preparation for Departure

Packing up in San Diego

Well....... Here we go again.

This time we have decided to hit the master rest button on our life in San Diego. We have sold our house, we are placing all of our belongings we can't carry into storage and bought a motor home. Our plan (and I use that term loosely) is to travel around the USA looking at potential retirement locations and seeing all those things and places we have not yet experienced. We expect this trip to last about one year but our level of happiness living in an RV could dramatically alter that time frame in either direction :)

Neither of us have really any experience in an RV so this is a significant leap of faith for us. We both get along well in small areas and love to travel experiencing new places and meeting new and interesting people. We are both viewing this as our next big life adventure.

We have spent some time over the past few months getting the motor home prepared for the trip. We will be bringing the Harley and the Jeep with us for local transport once we arrive in a location we want to explore. We are trying to determine what we really need to bring with us and I am constantly reminded of that old adage that you should bring half the clothes and twice the money that you think you will need on the road. We are somewhat comforted by the thought that the logistics of this trip should be MUCH easier than our recent 6 month European adventure (Blog URL trainwater.travellerspoint.com).

As I write this post we are only about one week from hitting the road. We are packing like crazy and trying to think of everything we need to bring with us. We will try to keep the blog up to date as we go. We would love to hear suggestions on places and things to see or just to hear how our friends are doing so if you have time drop us a note.

Our first destination from San Diego will be Red Bay Alabama. "WHAT?" is the typical response to that statement but let me explain. We are taking the motor home back to its manufacturer to have some remodeling done inside to better suite our use. We figured if we are going to live in this thing for a year or more we want it to be as conveniently configured as possible. After that who knows for sure other than we want to stay South in the Winter and North in the Summer.

As of right now the list of places we want to investigate for retirement are:
Ft. Collins CO
Bend OR
Spokane WA
Prescott, AZ
Flagstaff AZ
Asheville NC

....and others I'm sure will be added as we travel.

Well I need to get back to my most urgent task....packing!

More to follow soon...........

Happy Trails

Tom & Susan

Posted by Trainwater 12:13 Archived in USA Tagged motorhome

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Remodeling a brand new motor home!?! ROFL. I don't care who you are...that's funny right there.

Susan...I can't imagine that was Tom's idea. LOL.

Fair winds my friends.
Don

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