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Old 12-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #15
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we just took a 3,500 mile road trip in our car. It was different for sure.

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Old 12-23-2011, 04:47 PM   #16
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I was lucky enough to travel the world when I was paid to work. Since retiring, only the last minute and unplanned trips are without the coach. My life revolves around the time of year and the different RVing I do at different times of the year.

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #17
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We spend the 7 cold wet months motorhoming in the southern US. I spend 3 (wife 2) summer months on the boat in the Puget Sound and Canadian Gulf Islands. Some now call the entire area the "Salish Sea" but I'm not one of them. Wife likes 2 spring like months playing in the dirt and flowers. And we have one late summer month visiting and getting ready to leave again.

Retirement is not for the faint of heart.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:38 PM   #18
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We live and work in our RV and love having all our things and my own bed every night. When we take a few days off we want out of the RV. We usually do nothing but read, eat and sleep on those days but it feels good to have a change of scenery.

At times we have spent our days off in the RV in a park but it is just not the same with all of our duties and responsibilities staring us in the face.
Home is where you go when there's no place else to go!
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #19
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Hoping to go on a cruise and do Europe, also when we start to FT, we will use MH as a base and travel short trips including overnighters in toad.
Get a nice hotel or resort, and take some nice, long hot showers!
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #20
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We used to cruise quite a bit, but since we went FT we are content to travel in the RV.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #21
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If we want/need to go where the RV can't take us, then we fly, despite all the crap you have to put up with from the airlines and the TSA. If it's anywhere close to feasible, we'll go out of Vancouver BC, rather than put up with the treatment the TSA dish out at SEA.

We have family in the UK and our son, d-i-l and newborn grand-daughter are in suburban Tokyo. We'd love to find a direct non-stop from Bellingham to Blackpool, but it would have to be a business-jet charter!

Lead time on building drive-across North Atlantic and North Pacific road bridges will probably exceed my time as a sentient being!
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:40 AM   #22
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Took two cruises one time - our first and last. Mileage during corporate era paid for world travel. Now we want to see the US up close and personal (not from 30,000 ft.)
With our 4 "girls" in tow (see signature), if the motorhome can't get there, we don't need to go.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:44 AM   #23
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As someone already said retirement is a vacation every day. We take a cruise every Jan or Feb. Wife goes to South Korea for 6 weeks each year, I went for 5 weeks last year. Spend 60 days a year in the MH and play golf 3 days a week. Rest of the time float in pool and drink beer. Life is good. Merry CHRISTMAS to all.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:03 AM   #24
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Usually camp 50-60 nights a year in the northern states of Ohio, PA, VT, NY during the summer months and weekends in April, May, Sept and Oct. Most years we'll take a week long ski trip to the Colorado Rocky's. This year 12' it will be Steamboat with our ski club. Usually I'm the trip leader setting up the trip for 30-32 ski club members. The last 5-6 years I was the leader, but having to deal with the airlines last year put a bad taste in my mouth, so I'll let someone else deal with them this year.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:35 PM   #25
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We tent camp, stay at timeshares, which I have sold this past year, hotels, stay with family. We usually fly if not in the MH, but we do drive to places sometimes in one of our vehicles. We have done a couple of cruises, we're not a big fan of cruises but will probably do more in the future.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:36 PM   #26
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My DW prefers NOT to go rving. She is a little strange, but I take her anyway. I tell her that if she doesn't go with me in the RV, I will not go with her to the hotel.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:34 PM   #27
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For us it's cruises and tours. 2012 will be a 2 week European river cruise. We've taken several tours including a couple of baseball tours visiting different ballparks.
If you are retired can you still call it a vacation? Doesn't seem right.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:35 AM   #28
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God bless you all it sounds like everyone is enjoying life. I try to do the same but I'm still to young I can't vacation as much some of you I have to work a lot more in order to give my two little ones an education, but I still do a few vacationns a year and I kinda fell like I should use the Rv as much as possible to justify the investment. Merry Christmas to all. Joe

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