I just ran across this forum and find it very interesting.
I've been totally retired for a couple of years, and just went on SS with my wife at 62. We live comfortably and debt free in a little town in SW Minnesota. I worked for the same manufacturing company for over 30 years, starting in production control and ending as a part time consultant for a few years (wow! They paid me just as much for half time doing all the fun stuff, as they did for the previous full time drudgery)
Now I find that we can easily live on our SS income, and the investments used for travel. Life is great.