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Old 12-30-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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I want to go south sooner than her!

The cold in Indiana drives me crazy most years. We normally head 3 days south to Florida for the month of Feb.
We are both retired. Nothing keeping us here except the holidays with the kids and grandkids. I enjoy that too but am ready to go by Jan 1. We have never vacationed apart and enjoy each other's company. Never a problem spending extended time in the MH.
I am seriously considering taking off solo next year. She can take a one way flight when she is ready. I doubt she has an issue with this. We're very active with our family but I want 2 months away from the cold!
Wondering if other folks have experienced this situation and how you handled it..
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We drive south before the weather closes in the fall. Spend time until early December and then fly home.

The kids are glad to see us and spend considerable time with us. However that time also cuts into their lives so in January we fly back south. By then we have had our fill of cooler weather as well.

We stay south until the spring and we are assured of reasonable weather on the way home.
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Thought relationships were about compromises........time for her to go when you want to.

If she isn't ready........turn the key and go.
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Good luck on what works out. Just keep telling her how warm you are.
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We drive south before the weather closes in the fall. Spend time until early December and then fly home.

The kids are glad to see us and spend considerable time with us. However that time also cuts into their lives so in January we fly back south. By then we have had our fill of cooler weather as well.

We stay south until the spring and we are assured of reasonable weather on the way home.

Thanks Gordon.. We have talked about leaving earlier in the winter and traveling back north for the holidays. That may be what we do in the end.
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We took our coach down in early November. Flew back before Thanksgiving. Will fly back south Monday. Fly back for a week in February for business commitment. And Grandkids. Then fly back south. Probably come home April 1. Maybe in the coach ?? Maybe fly.

Airline tickets this year very reasonable.

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The cold in Indiana drives me crazy most years. We normally head 3 days south to Florida for the month of Feb.
We are both retired. Nothing keeping us here except the holidays with the kids and grandkids. I enjoy that too but am ready to go by Jan 1. We have never vacationed apart and enjoy each other's company. Never a problem spending extended time in the MH.
I am seriously considering taking off solo next year. She can take a one way flight when she is ready. I doubt she has an issue with this. We're very active with our family but I want 2 months away from the cold!
Wondering if other folks have experienced this situation and how you handled it..
Have Christmas with the family in July and leave for warm weather after Thanksgiving
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google long range weather for your area and the areas you have to travel in. With any luck, it will include snow and ice.
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Not a lot of snow or ice but to me, it looks cold.


Weather in Indianapolis - AccuWeather Forecast for IN 46204
Tell her that you all can take a leisurely trip down and enjoy it more. Stopping along the way in some nice places. Or perhaps you can find the drugs that Cosby used and she will consent to leaving now, in the bed of the MH.
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I have often left on an RV trip without my wife, and she flies to meet me later on along the trip. It works out great for us. She gets to stay, I get to go, everybody gets what they want. Life is too short to wait around for somebody else to meet your needs.
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I have often left on an RV trip without my wife, and she flies to meet me later on along the trip. It works out great for us. She gets to stay, I get to go, everybody gets what they want. Life is too short to wait around for somebody else to meet your needs.

Great, one response I was looking for.
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I lived in Indiana 3 years after college, and once it snowed knee deep and I didn't see above freezing from 12/24 to 1/24. I don't blame you for wanting out of there.

I'm with you on flying the Mrs. down when she's ready.

But the kids wouldn't see me until about May 1st back in Indiana.
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Before she retired, my wife was a teacher and had the summer off. Summertime was the busy season for the business that I owned, so I couldn't get away. I encouraged her to fly out to spend some time with her family, rather than just hang around at home. We both found it a very good experience. It gave us both a few weeks free to be completely independent. We did that for a number of years. More recently, I have taken 5 or 6 week solo trips in the RV to visit old friends that she really has no interest in. After about a month, I find myself getting lonely, and head home.

Only the two of you can make the decision if it's good for you, but trying it for a few weeks should give you a good idea.
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