Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ten Years on the Road


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Ten years ago today we left Pensacola, FL and set off to travel the country in our Lazy Daze motor home. We didn’t really have a plan, other than wanting to see the west. Our first month was spent driving to Ohio and Pennsylvania to visit friends and family, then joining a get-together of the South East Lazy Daze group in Alabama before having to return to Pensacola to re-list our house as the sale fell through while we were gone. We only spent a couple nights in our driveway, anxious to get moving again, and worked our way to Big Bend National Park, a place we had wanted to visit for years. On December 31, 2008, during a hike in Las Cruces, NM we got word from our realtor that we were homeless. We will always remember how good we felt when we got that news at this very spot.

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And the rest, as they say, is history, We had no idea how long we would do this, but here we are, ten years later, still finding new places to see, revisiting favorites, and meeting friends, which has been the best part of our travels.

Yes, there have been ups and downs along the way, but these have been the best ten years of our life together and we’re looking forward to the next ten, whether we’re traveling or settled down again somewhere. We still don’t really have a plan!

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations. It is a wonderful feeling and usually gets better the longer you travel. Tomorrow I start year 12 of fulltime travel. My starting point of full time travel was Richland Washington.

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  2. Congratulations!! May this next ten years be filled with many more wonderful adventures for you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us through your blog. We're looking forward to the day that we meet in person. :-)

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    1. Yes, we need to make that happen!

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    2. Will you be in Phoenix this winter? We'll be there for a couple of weeks in mid-December. We're finally getting around to experiencing Lost Dutchman and McDowell Mountain!

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  3. What a wonderful thing to be able to say "these have been the best 10 years of our life together". Congratulations! May you have many more.

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  4. Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary! Here's to many more years of adventures.

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  5. Without a "plan," I think I see a new Rv in your future :)

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  6. Wow! That's quite an accomplishment! Congrats on your stamina and continued curiosity to explore the USA!

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  7. Congratulations on the continued success of your non-planning!!

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  8. This month it’s 6 years of full timing for me. It’s good to hear that I’m not the only one without a plan!

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  9. Congratulations!! I love following your travels

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  10. Congratulations to your 10 tears on the road, We are in our 13th year and love every minute of it still. Thanks to OFM Barney for heading me in your direction. Continued safe travels.

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  11. Congratulations. Glad we crossed paths in your first 10 years of adventure. Wishing you 10+ more years.

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  12. Congrats, that's quite an accomplishment. You've come far, and hopefully have much further to go together.

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  13. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!!! It is a great lifestyle!!! Here’s to many more years together making memories!!!

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  14. Congratulations on life well enjoyed!

    Chris

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  15. Congratulations on ten years of amazing memories. May your next ten years be just as good. And thanks you for sharing your travels on this blog. I've been enjoying tagging along vicariously.

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