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Old 03-13-2010, 08:40 AM   #141
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When I started posting here nearly 5 years ago . . . Yrs to Go seemed as good a user name as any. At that time I didn't have a concrete early retirement plan or a target date in mind. All I knew was that it would take me years to get there. It took me another two years to sketch out what I thought would be a solid 3 year plan. That plan survived The Great Recession and in August of 2009 we made the decision that is chronicled in this thread. From that point forward it became more like . . . Months to Go.

Those months flew by. Friday was my last day in the office. So I no longer have years, months, or even days to go . . . I'm now Gone4Good!

Thanks to everyone here for helping me find the path.
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G4G, congratulations - and welcome to the ranks of us FIREd folks!
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:06 AM   #143
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Awesome. Congrats!

Naturally we expect the occasional photo from your travels. Given any thought to putting up a blog?
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:10 AM   #144
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NIce new name, nice job. Congratulations on you new chapter.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:26 AM   #145
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Awesome. Congrats!

Naturally we expect the occasional photo from your travels. Given any thought to putting up a blog?
Thanks.

The occasional photo I can handle. We've been getting a lot of requests for a blog but the jury is still out on that. My wife has a blog now (Novel Destinations) that supports a travel book she wrote. It can be a lot of w*rk. If we do a blog we'd like to do it in a way that is a bit more professional than just the daily diaries you see out there now. We plan on doing some travel writing on the road and if we do a blog, we'd like it to be complementary to that. But I'm at a point now where I have a phobia of commitments and chaining myself to something that has a regular maintenance requirement isn't high on my to-do list.

(Having said all of that, I've already written a few potential posts. )
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We have no such clothes with us (although there are a few items in storage).

We decided that if ever an event occurred that required special clothes, we would just go buy them!

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Congratulations Gone 4 good ! Now go back to bed !
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #148
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Congrats on the execution of your retirement plan and the ability to live your dream.

Please pass my compliments on your wife's site to her. I have only looked at the current page, but have added that to my bookmark list to revisit. About blogging, it is true that daily diaries are not that interesting. Even the most intrepid travelers do not live everyday as an adventure. If one does exist, I am sure just reading his diaries would have worn me out, and I would have to reach for a cheap paperback novel to read for a break. The better bloggers sometimes go missing for weeks, or even months, before they re-emerge with a "story".
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:48 PM   #149
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Congratulations on your retirement, and on turning your dreams into your reality! As good as you feel now, it just gets better and better (or it did for me, anyway). Have fun and let us know how it is going.
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Congrats on the retirement. Nice RV too. Seeing all these RV pictures gets me interested again. I'm not a full time RV type, but I could get into a little part time traveling with a class C. Looks like you can find some decent used one's too that would do the job. Something to day dream over. When it comes to writing the check, I'm sure I'll get cold feet.
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... I could get into a little part time traveling with a class C. Looks like you can find some decent used one's too that would do the job...
Heh heh heh...We almost bought a nice "shorty" that's 23-1/2 ft long. Ours is 26ft. The short one is more compact and would work for a couple too, but we were thinking that our 2 grown children may want to join us for some legs of the trip. They wouldn't and couldn't be with us on our Alaskan journey. By yourself, it is so easy. As you can see, a used but clean class C can cost less than a new car.

Oh, by the way, there are single female RV travelers, as I have read. Independently minded women too... They want to keep his and her RVs separate Who knows, one may find romance on a trek :-)
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Oh, by the way, there are single female RV travelers, as I have read. Independently minded women too... They want to keep his and her RVs separate Who knows, one may find romance on a trek :-)
As long as they deal with this guy, I'm game.
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Wow! It's been a long journey from Post #1. Congratulations!
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heheheeeheeehehe... I am next... G4G... I am next...
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Congratulations, Gone4Good! Good job.

Speaking of RV's we are currently in Guatemala where they resurrect the old school busses from the States and turn them into work horse transport. We spoke with the owners of factories here, and they can convert a bus into an RV for chump change.

Worth a look...

Congrats again...

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Old 06-27-2010, 07:36 AM   #157
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So we did it . . . we started a blog. We're doing it mostly so we'll have a journal of our travels, but also because so many people requested that we do one (some quite insistently).

It's here for anyone who is interested.

http://wanderings2010.wordpress.com/

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Thanks. I'll be taking a peek from time to time.

How are you enjoying the Winnie?

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So we did it . . . we started a blog. We're doing it mostly so we'll have a journal of our travels, but also because so many people requested that we do one (some quite insistently).

It's here for anyone who is interested.

Wanderings

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I've bookmarked the site and am living vicariously through you guys! So kitty has completely adjusted to the RV? Was it hard to find a spot (limited space) for the litter box?
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So we did it . . . we started a blog. We're doing it mostly so we'll have a journal of our travels, but also because so many people requested that we do one (some quite insistently).

It's here for anyone who is interested.

Wanderings

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