“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