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Old 05-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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For those who are retired, do any of you refer to your long trips as a vacation? This is my 4th year of being retired. In the summer we are gone, from the stick house, for up to 5 months. For some reason I am always referring to this adventure as a vacation. In reality is is just another adventure. Like all our adventures (in the winter they are a about a week a month) the summer one is just longer. Do any of you, who are retired, continue to call your RV adventures vacations?
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:23 AM   #2
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Ya know, I really had not thought about it that way. I guess I look at retirement as just one big vacation. Looking back it seems I just go around telling people we are retired. Guess I want the people who are actually on vacation and have to go back to work to be envious.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:27 AM   #3
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Actually, we call our winter trips "getting warm" and our summer trips "trips". I guess they are both "adventures" since all kinds of stuff usually happens. I've been on "vacation" since I retired 5 years ago.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:28 AM   #4
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I have referred to the trips as a vacation because the family calls them that. To me it is a road trip or my little adventure

The idea that I have no schedule or goals is unbeliveable to family. I just use terms they understand and don't try to change their mind. It is sort of like herding cats even if you can do it nobody believes you.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:35 AM   #5
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We just call it another trip. However the cat thinks he is on vacation. Cant beat being retired.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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Nope, just gone again.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:26 PM   #7
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We do similar 3 month trips and usually call them trips, but include the furtherest place we have gone, like the Seattle, Maine, or Michigan trips.
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We are full-timers and we too take a vacation from time to time. Since we volunteer a great deal, we call it vacation when we take a couple of months off to just roam about and be lazy! And we even take a vacation occasionally where we don't stay in or even take the RV! It can be a nice change to spend a few days in a motel or B&B.
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we have been retired for 4 years
we have our RV port at a place folks go to "get away" from the city life, enjoy the lake and slow paced environment
so where we plant our feet a good deal of time is in a vacationy(new word) location.
so when we get away its a vacation for us
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:31 AM   #10
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We've been retired for 17 years now. Never thought of times away from the stick house as "vacation" and usually just call them "trips". At first the trips were several days, then several weeks and for the last 10 years they have been 6-7 months. Sometimes we workamped, so the trip actually involved going to work while staying home did not, so "vacation" really didn't apply anyway.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:50 PM   #11
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Well, I think I've got it figured out. Myself & DW are newly retired, and have made 2 short trips with our new 5er...first one ever. I've been wondering, that before we retired we went on vacation to get away from work. Now that we are retired I was afraid that if we went on "vacation" we'd have to go back to work to get away from retirement! This thread took a lot of stress away!!!!!!!
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Look at it this way. For many years the company paid you for what you did for them when at work. Over all of those years there was always a boss who would sneak around in an effort to catch you not working and if he did so they would dock your pay for the time that you were not working, if it happened too often!

Now you are retired and the situation has changed. That company is paying you to not work!
There is now a new boss out there, still sneaking about to keep an eye on you. And if he should happen to catch you working, they just might dock your pay for doing that too often!
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #13
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Hi SKP Kirk,
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We just take "Road Trips"

To anyone that refers to it as vacation I reply, "I'm retired. I don't get vacation benefits! I have to be "retired" every day!

Ready for a four month road trip to AK!

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