My retirement goals were non-specific at first, but became more and more focused as opportunities presented themselves. Some would call it luck, but I found exactly what I wanted and only what I needed to put my ideas into motion - I mean literally and figuratively.
I was able to purchase this travel outfit. The camper is a 2010 Palomino Puma (Model 18-DB) and the SUV is a 2006 GMC Envoy with many nice options to make my traveling the experience of a lifetime. Admittedly, I am now much poorer in the bank, but much lighter in spirit as both are debt-free and in prime condition. I think the way this all came together must have been luck. I could never have planned it this way .. ever.
I decided that my first retirement winter (isn't everyone's) should be spent in Florida, but I had a few stops to make along the way. Of course, my lifelong friend, Steve had to see my rig. I had seen his Class C rig during my 2012 visit to the USAF Thunderbirds Air Show in Mt. Comfort and his travel trailer on other another occasion. Even though I had talked about it before, Steve made the first move to acquire the equipment to take it on the road. Now, I can't remember which of us had the idea first, but it doesn't matter. Our friendship had never been competitive except that Steve got all the girls.
|The USAF Thunderbirds in formation over Mt. Comfort, Indiana.|
|Reading the history of the Battle for Fort Niagara (French & Indian War)|
|Camping in Rhinebeck, New York - rustic with Wi-Fi.|