Gift Buying In Downsizing Mode?

As Valentine’s Day approached this year in the midst of much purging and downsizing for our anticipated retirement in a year and a half which includes selling the house and buying an RV to travel the country, Todd turned to me and said, “So, are we buying each other Valentine’s Day cards/presents”? He’s watched me spend Read More

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Awesome Interactive Maps!

As I’ve surfed various RV and travel related websites and forums/groups, I’ve stumbled across some AWESOME maps! So I’m tucking them in this blog post to share – and so I can continue to find them! First off, this is the weather map we all always wished we had for planning trips around the country! Read More

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Paprika! & Instant Pot

During the cold days of our last three winters before selling the house and buying an RV to travel the country into our retirement, my mind is (thankfully) constantly thinking about downsizing. Knowing we still have plenty of time, it’s easy to say “what’s the rush?,” but I don’t want to save it all for Read More

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Retirement Road Map – For Motorcyclists!

As I sit with all my maps and web apps plotting our next big motorcycle trip to the Smoky Mountains, I know I’m lucky to take such trips with my best friend/hubby on our motorcycles! It’s easy to get frustrated trying to squeeze in all the awesome roads in the limited time we have dictated Read More

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A Home That Rides On Wheels

You Just don’t know how good it feels To have a house that rides on wheels To watch the sun as it meets the sea Knowing there’s no place else you need to be To listen to the winter time rain To use the pool you don’t have to maintain To know you never have Read More

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We’ll Be Counting Stars

What happens when we stop worrying about how much money we’re making and start focusing on the beauty around us? Miracles! This is sometimes a tough concept to grasp because success is often measured by the size of your treasure pile. “Lately I’ve been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be No Read More

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Finding New Peace In Our Plan

(For geographical context, we live in the Chicago suburbs) Days are getting shorter… Nights are getting colder… Politicians are getting away with murder… Riding season is getting thin… Jobs are stressful… ALL the same stuff that happens every fall like clockwork!  *deep breath* In these moments of frustration and aggravation, I’ve found a new peace. Read More

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This has given me amazing focus!

Pondering all the Whys and all the details, of which there are MANY involved with pursuing this dream, has been a little time consuming! I’m glad we’re nailing down some of our wants and our budget, etc. – it has given me an unexpected sense of direction and focus. My pick up truck has a rust spot in the bed. In the Read More

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Turn Your Dreams into Goals

As we look forward to our early retirement dreams of travelling this great country, we realize how woefully unprepared we are for it financially! So we’ve made some radical decisions in order to reach our retirement goals. This site contains everything you may be curious about and why we’re making these decisions. Read as much Read More

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