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Old 01-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Newbies to RVing, retirement & this great site.

Since self employment and unemployment are not to different in the Michigan climate we decided to take up rving and seeing these 50 states. We just bought an 05 40' Monaco Diplomat and hit the road after the holidays. We are planning to get as far south as possible and start touring the southern states. We found this site while researching rvs and it has already helped many times in solving problems that newbies encounter. Looking forward to being a part of your great group.

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:38 AM   #3
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Hi We live in MI also. Retired and self employed. We just bought a newer DP and looking forward to hiting the road. I have leared a wealth of info from this site in just a short month. People I very helpful. Good luck and safe travels
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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Diplomat Dan:

Hi from Casa Grande, AZ, and a BIG WELCOME to the iRV2 gang!!

We're out of Duluth, MN and have been on the road full time since 05. Yer RIGHT!!....get the heck outta that North country for the winter....what a difference!! You'll like it.

See ya down the road.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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Don, if you come south, leave the cold weather up north. Get to the Houston area. We are always up to some Mexican food and Margaritas.

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Welcome Dan...I too am self employed and semi retired...Life is good. If you get to Charlotte....would love to join ya'all for food of any kind and a adult beverage. Have Fun, just got back from Florida...It was nice there..
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Hi Dan and WELCOME!! Glad that you joined us and I envy you your retirement and upcoming adventures.

Please post often, for those of us trapped behind a desk!!

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we are also semi-retired and looking forward to more travel. This is a great group of rvers and full of places to go and things to do. kkd
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Congrats and enjoy your travels...
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Hey Dan and welcome to the forum from sunny Goodyear, Arizona.

You'll love it. Take your time. Don't be afraid to stay a week or month in one place to take in all the area has to offer.... and save money too.

Be safe and keep us posted.

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Thanks, for all the wishes, we've been on the road for a few weeks now and enjoying it immensely.
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Welcome Dan,
Before or after you eat Ken's Mexican food up and drink all his Margaritas, stop by Pensacola and we'll enjoy some fresh gulf red snapper, grouper, red fish, mahi mahi, and mullet with some fried, broiled and boiled shrimp, delicious Appalachicola oysters - raw, baked or 100 other ways, along with some fine Kentucky bourbon. Of course we'll have to have fresh cold slaw, cheese grits or maybe even some grits a ya ya to go with that. Anyway, you won't go hungary or thirsty.

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