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Old 12-13-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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After a 25 year bad marriage to an Alcoholic. I'm finally on my own. I have Parkinsons Disease, but after Deep Brain Stimulation surgery at the Barrow Neurological Center, Muhammad Ali Parkinsons Center in Phoenix, AZ two years ago, I have my health in a pretty stable situation. I've been full timing in my Montana 3750FL 5th wheel for the last 4 years.

I'm a Thousand Trails Elite member since 2011, so I spend the majority of view each year Park hopping. I don't have a permanent home or even a routine seasonal spot to winter yet.

I'm looking for meaning for my life and would like advice and feedback from other people who are familiar with the full timer lifestyle.

Just some good old human interaction would be nice. I am on Facebook, but it is a poor substitute for a real person.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:18 AM   #2
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:35 AM   #3
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With some luck and good decisions I'll be full timing this coming summer. No advice to give but you and I both fairly recently ended a rough marriage. I remember when I told here she was the only wife I'd ever have, the look on her face would have scared a sailor! (I grew up in San Diego, I know what it takes to scare a sailor OR a marine!)

Here's to good luck and a great time living free and wherever we like!
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:12 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

This is a great forum for social interaction for RV full-timing and other interests.

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Welcome to IRV2. Glad you found us. There's lots of full-timers here who will be happy to help out with information particular to full timing. Wish you all the best.


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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure happy you joined the bunch here!

Sounds like your life is taking a turn for the better! Hope the medical condition continues to improve!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Let me know how it goes. I'll be out west later next year.
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After a 25 year bad marriage to an Alcoholic. I'm finally on my own. I have Parkinsons Disease, but after Deep Brain Stimulation surgery at the Barrow Neurological Center, Muhammad Ali Parkinsons Center in Phoenix, AZ two years ago, I have my health in a pretty stable situation. I've been full timing in my Montana 3750FL 5th wheel for the last 4 years.

I'm a Thousand Trails Elite member since 2011, so I spend the majority of view each year Park hopping. I don't have a permanent home or even a routine seasonal spot to winter yet.

I'm looking for meaning for my life and would like advice and feedback from other people who are familiar with the full timer lifestyle.

Just some good old human interaction would be nice. I am on Facebook, but it is a poor substitute for a real person.
If I were you, I'd head south to one of the snowbird areas and set up camp in a nice RV park for the winter. There will be plenty of "good old human interaction" there; probably more than you can handle!!

I like that quote from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption": "Get busy living or get busy dying".
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:31 AM   #12
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Welcome to the family! There are lots of super folks here so don't be shy!

Might I suggest you add a signature to you profile so we know who you are??
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There will be plenty of "good old human interaction" there; probably more than you can handle!!
LOL - most certainly. Put out a welcome sign that says "Free Beer" and you'll probably get sick of all the company!
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LOL - most certainly. Put out a welcome sign that says "Free Beer" and you'll probably get sick of all the company!
chuckle...Yep, that's for sure! Or go play bingo at the park rec center, or any of the other myriad social events that are usually planned!
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