Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thanks to the RV blogging community

I started this blog in 2010 when we began seriously researching early retirement. Through this research we discovered other fulltime RVer's blogs and really appreciated their background stories - how they got to be on the road. It quickly became clear that blogging would be a source of education and community among the fulltime RV crowd. Some of our favorite fulltime RV blogs are in the links on the right.

The blog was made public after we gave notice at work a couple of weeks ago. To date I have documented some of the soul searching we've gone through to get to this point. Retiring early is not a decision made lightly! We both had to get to a point where we felt comfortable knowing our funds would last for the next 30 -50 years; without having to work unless we really wanted to. Some sites that helped us with the financial aspects of early retirement have been: Mr. Money Mustache: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/ and the forums at: http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/.

The fulltime RV blogging community is a wealth of information on exploring cities and towns and back country and history; where to camp; where to hike; how to handle RV maintenance issues; and much, much more. With this blog I hope to pay it forward to the community that has helped us so much over the past two years and will continue to help us for years to come.

Here's where we are in the process of moving:

Lots of good-bye dinners going on in the next week as we purge and pack. Good byes are not too bad because we know we will be back in San Diego on a regular basis as our parents and siblings families are here. I don't even feel retired yet because I am so busy with closing out the house! I feel like retirement is really going to start on August 7th when we get in the truck, loaded to the brim with our possessions, and head for Oregon.

Back to packing...Lisa

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