Travel the country...the world...now!
I saw this image that I thought was rather hilarious, but it sort of slaps me in the face and tells me to wake up. This is also found on Createfinancialwealth.com
I went roaring through the first two stages...and now that I am at the last stage with some aches and pains and a lot of weight I can’t seem to lose, I find myself rethinking what I’d like to do next, or what I should now.
Travel was always big on my bucket list. Gary and I have driven cross-country and up and down California and all the way to British Columbia. We’ve gone on ocean and river cruises to Alaska and Europe. But it’s still not enough.
In the course of my prior occupation, I managed to visit 40 of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico. I’d like to see the other 10. And then explore more of Canada, too. And go back to Europe for more touring --- the last time by river cruise, and maybe the next time by Recreational Vehicle (RV)?
I’ve gone on several web sites, trying to see if an RV adventure is right for us (okay, ME!). But which RV? At ChangingGears.com I found this comparison which truly appeals to me because it’s in a matrix format and makes it easy to see at a glance the pros and cons. This is steering me towards getting a Class C for the reasons mentioned. We can always bring along bicycles or a scooter as a supplementary way to check explore.
The other challenge now is convincing Gary to go on the road. He’s always wanted to go camping, but I told him my idea of camping is being in a solid container with a bathroom. I’ve camped in a sleeping bag and in a tent, and I had to walk several yards away and somewhere private to go to the bathroom, and washed myself in ice cold water in a stream. Been there, done that via Outward Bound. And although that was quite an adventure, I think that at my age, comfort and safety are paramount since energy and agility are absent.
When and for how long?
So we are crafting a plan…..and we will make this happen very soon. This is now on top of our bucket list. We’ll stay on the road for as long as we can. After all, he was the one who used to tell me that each time we moved, all he really needed was his toothbrush, his computer and his phone, and off we go. We must add internet service to that mix.