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Old 11-05-2016, 08:00 AM   #1
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My A$$ is Officially FIRE'd!

Turned in my badge, keys & digital pager yesterday! Officially FIRE'd after 40+ years of w*rk and 35 years with current empl*yer. It's been a long time in the planning. Many, many thanks to the members of this Forum for their helpful advice, willingness to share experiences & most of all encouragement. Could not & would not have done it without your help!!

I'm joining DW who FIRE'd this past May. We love to travel and can now do so slowly & without the confines of w*rk schedules. Next month we embark the week of Christmas on a 3 month-long adventure backpacking around the North & South Islands of New Zealand.

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Congratulations to your A$$. I hope the rest of you retires soon.
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Congratulations to your A$$. I hope the rest of you retires soon.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:15 AM   #4
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Wow- congratulations! DH and I both FIRED yesterday too. Feels great! Enjoy your travels.
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Old 11-05-2016, 10:18 AM   #5
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Congratulations on hanging it up. And I cannot think of a better way to decompress than to head to New Zealand. It's not just another country, but a world apart.
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Congratulations! Your first post retirement trip sounds wonderful!
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Great way to start retirement. Enjoy your trip.
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Congratulations! Very jealous about your upcoming trip! That is a trip I've wanted to do for a long time. Are you doing one of hut to hut treks or camping on your own?
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Congratulations! Very jealous about your upcoming trip! That is a trip I've wanted to do for a long time. Are you doing one of hut to hut treks or camping on your own?
We're doing hop-on-hop-off travel with Stray. We plan to stay in a combination of hostels & Air Bnb. We're in the initial planning stages of our itinerary. It will be a loose one and driven by how a particular location/activity strikes our interest and may spark a desire to stay longer. We're looking forward to traveling at a leisurely pace, immersing ourselves in local culture and having the opportunity to make new acquaintances & friends.
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We're doing hop-on-hop-off travel with Stray. We plan to stay in a combination of hostels & Air Bnb. We're in the initial planning stages of our itinerary. It will be a loose one and driven by how a particular location/activity strikes our interest and may spark a desire to stay longer. We're looking forward to traveling at a leisurely pace, immersing ourselves in local culture and having the opportunity to make new acquaintances & friends.
Have an awesome trip! Sounds like a great up-coming adventure.
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Wow- congratulations! DH and I both FIRED yesterday too. Feels great! Enjoy your travels.
Well done, congratulations to you both! It may take a bit of time for it to settle in. I just realized a few minutes ago that I no longer having to take on call duty!!
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