Sunday, February 19, 2017

So, how did this whole damn thing get started anyway?

It is a question that we get, and I will tell you our story.  I have been fortunate to live in Boulder Colorado for most of my life.  It is my hometown.  I spent my entire career in Boulder County.  We have family, and life-long friends there.  Our kids and grandkids will call it their home too.  We are VERY vested in this community.

We built our home in the foothills above Boulder thirty seven years ago.
The home was located in the VERY best spot in Boulder County.

I was very fortunate to be able to retire in 2010.  When people would ask me what I was going to do, my stock answer was, "Anything I damn well please!"  Anyone who has checked my Facebook page have seen that I am doing my best to make good on that.

This included a half dozen trips in our small travel trailer named Rocinante.  We covered almost 20,000 miles, saw many sights, and visited many friends and family.  Each of those trips had a begining and an end.  Always to return home, to plan the next adventure.  Always a beginning and an end.

In the summer of 2015 I arrived home to see a "For Sale" sign planted on the corner of our property.  I wondered what My Bride was up to.  Upon her return home, and seeing the same sign, she wondered what I had in mind.

The sign was misplaced and was for a home for sale farther down the road.  However, the housing market being what it was, I asked her what she would take to walk out the door.  Her figure was lower than mine,.  But it got us talking.

For her retirement would be "GOING anywhere she damn well pleased."  She said that she wanted to get a trailer and just hit the road.  I asked her where Home Base would be.  She said...."Anywhere we park it."  I then asked her if we could get an Airstream trailer in which to travel.

We have been planning this thing ever since.  We are both young and in good health.  We won't be getting any younger.  It is time for the next big adventure.

So now, we head to Lakewood New Jersey to pick up our new home on March 2nd.


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