Doubt

Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.

~Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

 

Selling things, things I have collected, things that often defined me. Hunter, Home Brewer, Biker, all the “things” that also seem to anchor me. It’s understandable that it would be difficult I suppose.  Can’t have your cake and eat it to.

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Quartered Safe Out ‘ere

“You may talk o’ gin and beer
When you’re quartered safe out ’ere,
An’ you’re sent to penny-fights an’ Aldershot it;
But when it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on water,
An’ you’ll lick the bloomin’ boots of ’im that’s got it….”
                                                                       Gunga Din ~ R. Kipling:

We have enjoyed a pretty stable life. A safe life. A comfortable home, long term employment, steady friendships, great neighbors,  good health (for the most part anyways) all the things one might hope for.  Time is rushing by. Which do you get the most from, rear echelon duty or front line living? Its time for a little front line living.

Shawshank Redemption: Get busy living or get busy dying.

Thing is; neither Kim nor I have spent any real time in an RV.
How do you leave behind your “safe quarters” for an semi nomadic lifestyle?  
A lifestyle you have zero first hand experience with?

Like many, I have begun by watching the videos and reading the blogs of people who have / are doing it. Getting what I can from “im that’s got it…”

My dad sometimes said that “If you can’t learn from my mistakes, why did I make them?”

We like tent camping, have done a fair bit of it. Kim and I spent our honeymoon camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (we were so young). This can’t be that much different – can it?

We will just have to try it.
Our 30th anniversary is July. What better way to celebrate it than RVing?
We have booked an RV in Anchorage Alaska and will spend a couple of weeks seeing Denali and Kenai. Seems like a good plan.
One thing will be different than the real deal is I am going to treat her to the best while we are there. We will have to be so much more frugal when the time comes.

Now to plan the all the stops…. 

 

Hope to see you out there.

Dan n Kim

 

Happy Friday

So, GoDaddy customer service is pretty good. They showed me how to get the DNS bits setup properly. Now RamblinRoods can be seen!

WordPress help is spot on as well.
Lots of help with understanding how the whole thing works.

Came in today and saw that we have OUR FIST FOLLOWER! Yeah! Shout-out to Travelswithholliewhite!

I took a moment to read her latest post and enjoyed it – hope you will too

Well, I am still working – so I have to go for now.

Thanks for reading.
Dan n Kim

1937 vs. 2018

In 1937 my grandfather loaded up his family, dog included, and headed off with a 16′ trailer in tow to explore the new highway that lead into Mexico.
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They went as far south as Acapulco before turning north again to see the new Golden Gate Bridge.

GoldenGate1937

Will my wife and I will hit the road full time…

This is to document that transition and the journey to follow.

See you all on the road.

Dan n’ Kim