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Old 12-10-2017, 08:39 AM   #1
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Hello new guy here and wanted to say hi. I retired June 30 2016 at the age of 58. It's a wonderful feeling to wake up and not have to do that traffic routine. That really sucked for 40 years.

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I am 3.5 years into FIRE. That feeling you mentioned does not go away. (At least not yet!)
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:04 AM   #3
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I see you are from Mt Airy. My kids just moved there from Florida. They got 6" of snow yesterday and are enjoying the change.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:08 AM   #4
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:09 AM   #5
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A great place to hang out at. I retired May of 2016 and I have not looked back either. I actually found this site a year before I retired and I'm glad that I did. I learned a lot form people that been there and done that so the trail was made for me which made it a lot easier when I retired.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:28 AM   #6
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Welcome!

One of my best vacations (in terms of relaxation) was a road trip with no firm destinations that included the Blue Ridge Parkway. We turned off and ended up in Mt Airy. It was in the fall and they had a festival going on. We spent a few hours there and enjoyed it very much. Ate some good food and learned about Andy Griffith .
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:00 AM   #7
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Had your kids waited a bit they could have purchased my house. Me and the Mrs are heading to Florida gulf coast in 2018.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:37 AM   #8
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One of my best vacations (in terms of relaxation) was a road trip with no firm destinations that included the Blue Ridge Parkway. We turned off and ended up in Mt Airy. It was in the fall and they had a festival going on. We spent a few hours there and enjoyed it very much. Ate some good food and learned about Andy Griffith .
Blue ridge parkway and also Natchez Trace parkway are on our short lists of slow travel adventures, possibly before full retirement, maybe immediatly upon retirement. We are both suffering from OMY syndrome 😀
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:16 PM   #9
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Welcome! Just curious, what drives the move to Florida? Family? Cost of living? Warm Weather?
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:25 PM   #10
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It’s all about the weather. Just can’t tolerate the cold anymore.

Also looking forward to golf year round.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:28 PM   #11
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Can someone explain the dryer sheet in my profile.

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Old 12-10-2017, 12:30 PM   #12
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Yup, year round sports is a wonderful benefit. Just make sure you have a plan for what to do in the event of a hurricane. We in Houston area got hit this year. Not fun but I have no desire to move yet. Love the heat and water too much.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:35 PM   #13
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Familiar with the hurricane events. Have a brother in West Palm and parents lived in Houston. As for me, I’ll be getting in my car for a couple hours when they come.

It’s just not worth the risk.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:47 PM   #14
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Congratulations, and I agree with you about the traffic!
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:27 PM   #15
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Welcome aboard! Hate to see you leave (we are in the Lake Norman area), but glad that you're here and FIRE'd.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:11 PM   #16
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Lake Norman you reference is in in I believe NC. I’m in MD. I know there’s also a Mt Airy in Pa.
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Can someone explain the dryer sheet in my profile.
That question is asked a lot. See info in "sticky" link below for where it came from. As the number of posts you make grow, that profile comment changes .... I think automatically based on number of posts (my guess).

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