Our story!

For several years now I have had the urge to travel which has been a dream of mine before marriage and children. My husband was never keen on the idea until one afternoon in 2016 he said, "let's do this!" The next day I began to sell, donate and give away items from my home. He was a bit shocked when he got home from work. I immediately called a realtor and our home sold within 24 hours for more than we were asking. I had sold, donated and given away EVERYTHING so that the day we moved we didn't even need a truck. We were able to drive away with everything we had left in both our vehicles. We moved to a smaller place directly across from the beach to enjoy the sunrise and sunsets for the following year before taking off to travel full time!

Driving on Rural Roads vs City Highways & Freeways

We love the scenic rural roads around the country. There are some great little towns we get to experience and the farmlands are amazing. I love when we pass by a driveway that is giving away produce because they had a massive crop that season and don’t want it to go to waste. It’s just not something you see every day living in the city and suburbs. We especially enjoy seeing the Amish buggies on the road with their families or passing by their farms with all their clothing drying on a line outdoors. Another thing you don’t see growing up in the city and suburbs. It’s like going back in time some days!

There isn’t much traffic on the rural backroads but the downside is they may be very narrow for our Majestic Thor 30 foot RV. Some days our gps has taken us through very narrow gravel roads in the middle of farmlands. Other days the gps has taken us down roads so tight we just pray no one is coming the other direction. Then there are the occasional low clearance bridges that surprise us. The RV is 10 foot 4 inches high and we have seen them lower than that on occasion. Fortunately, only when driving our truck. Today we had a bridge that was 10 foot 11 inches high. When driving highways and freeways that really isn’t a concern.

Yes, the rural backroads would definitely be our favorite otherwise but to avoid any unforeseen narrow roads and low clearance bridges we do the interstate and freeways more often now. When we first began traveling my husband wasn’t comfortable driving the highways and interstates but after 6 years he is a pro!

Stone Mountain Campground website: https://stonemountainpark.com/Campground/

Weekend Warriors (Preparing for Retirement)

Written 9/5/2017 when we were preparing for retirement 

While my husband is finishing up his work here we are still able to do some traveling. If it is a weekend we are home then we will take a day to drive around this part of the world. It is amazing to me how much we take for granted and have not seen just within a few miles from us. I think everyone makes that same mistake because we get into our routines. Don't get me wrong, I like routine as much as anyone else but it causes us to stay in our comfort zone. We are intentionally taking time to tour our surrounding area when we don't have travel plans. It is amazing to us the discoveries we have made this past year. We took the time that we used to spend at home doing routine maintenance and instead in the car on a day adventure. We love to explore as much as we can and seem to enjoy even the simplest of things. South Florida is a beautiful area and I remember my father saying when I was younger that we live in a State where we can vacation for a lifetime! He had traveled many parts of the world but felt like this area was a place he would always be able to travel and never see it in it's entirety. I agree!

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -Helen Keller

Living in a Medieval City in Spain

How amazing it was to be able to live for a week in the medieval city of Toledo Spain. Every time we have visited this historical town we have talked about staying there. What a perfect opportunity for us to do this when my brother n law and his wife wanted to join us. They had never visited Europe and we thought this would be a great experience to get an idea of the history of Spain. 

We highly recommend taking the bus tour which gives you the best view of this beautiful place!

The hotel we stayed in was reasonably priced and very clean. All the staff were helpful with anything we needed. The coffee & breakfast they served was my absolute favorite of any other hotel experience. Hotel Santa Isabel https://www.hotelsantaisabeltoledo.es/

Beautiful Views in Stone Mountain Georgia

I think the best part of traveling for us personally has been all the beautiful views we get to see. Each location has it’s own special magic. I keep asking my husband if he wants to continue traveling or settle down somewhere. He replies with “I can’t imagine doing anything else.” That is music to my ears since I spent 4 years prior to his retirement praying and discussing with him the possibility of full time traveling. He was not onboard with this idea at all and part of that discussion was that if he didn’t like it once we started then we always had the option to buy a home somewhere and settle down. We are into our 7th year and enjoying it more and more every year!!! I am so thankful!