Category Archives: Preparation

The waiting game

We landed in WI three days ago and spent those days sorting through the boxes we shipped out and finishing up the paperwork for the RV loan. Now we wait a few days for the bank to work out the … Continue reading

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This is either going to be amazing or extremely amazing

Today we successfully closed on the apartment sale. Our lawyer’s office is in the beautiful Woolworth building; tourist aren’t allowed and you can’t enter unless you have business there. With such a rare opportunity, I decided to snap a shot … Continue reading

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Getting away to explore America

Reason #6 to take a career break: Retirement Doesn’t Always Reward You with the Time or Ability to Travel. Have you ever really thought about the person you will be when you are 65? What will your health be like, … Continue reading

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Shipped

Yesterday we shipped 14 boxes full of stuff we’ll use in the RV off to Wisconsin. I feel like we were pretty strict with our editing of the stuff but it seemed like a lot of stuff anyway. We’ll have … Continue reading

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Route Plotting

We have a giant map that we can use erasable marker on and we keep drawing lines, circling destinations and plotting routes. Here’s the latest snapshot of the first pass at America. It could change tomorrow. Starting point is after … Continue reading

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Likelihood meter

A while back I introduced the “likelihood meter” to gauge the likelihood of if we would ever actually be able to break free of the city and really travel around America. The first reading was at 30%. That was mostly … Continue reading

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For Sale

Today we’re having our first open house for the sale of our apartment. Yesterday we moved another truckload of stuff to the storage space so the apartment looks airy and inviting. By selling it ourselves we’re able to reduce the … Continue reading

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Research

We’ve acquired several books on road trip travel. There are books on food, factories, sites and parks, just to name a few. All these books have been very useful as we plan, plot and learn about possible destinations. I feel … Continue reading

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