What Day Is It?

We’ve been having such a blast with our new, rebooted lifestyle, that we sometimes forget we’re still just in Phase 1 of our journey (read The Final Countdown for background on our phases). When we sold our house in Virginia and took off for Florida to pick up Rover, we took only what we could fit in (or on)...
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Rockets and Beaches

We arrived at the Space Coast RV Resort in the early afternoon and got ourselves set up for the week. The Delta IV rocket carrying a next-generation GPS satellite into orbit was scheduled to launch at around 8:15pm, but the weather was taking a turn for the worse. After some torrential rains and heavy winds,...
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St. Augustine, no wait…Space Coast

After Mom’s house, we had to head back to Tampa to get a few things fixed on Rover. Most were minor but since one involved a loose slide topper bracket pulling away from the coach, we wanted to get it fixed asap. Since our first drive on I-75 from Tampa to Port Charlotte was a bit...
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It’s only been 10 days?!? (Part 4)

Above: Florida’s Lovebugs are truly horrific only a half-hour into our drive. Part four, the final battle. After the usual dog walks, Sunday morning was spent getting Rover ready for travel. We have a checklist (still under construction) to make sure no steps are missed. We’ve read horror stores (and seen photos and videos) of...
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The Final Countdown

One week from right now, we will be in Savannah Georgia, more than halfway to Seffner, FL where we’ll take delivery of Rover on Monday April the 28th. It’s hard to believe, but we’re down to our final week of preparations here in Maryland! We’ve finished all the inspections, repairs, furniture removal, and clean-up at...
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Three Milestones In The Mirror

The last few weeks have been a been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, but we now have three more milestones behind us. #1: Someone’s buying our house! Our original plan consisted of putting the house on the market, leaving my job, and driving to Florida to purchase our RV. We’d spend a few weeks...
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Moving out

This week we’re another step closer to living the full-time RV lifestyle: our beautiful home of 14 years is officially on the market. Talk about another emotional moment! Our house was built for us in 1999-2000 and we moved in 7 months after our wedding. Knowing that we’ll never live there again has us thinking about...
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We’re doing what??

It’s true, we’ve decided it’s time to try something new and different. Not just a little different but something completely out of our comfort zone. We’re selling our nice comfortable home, purging almost all our stuff, buying an RV and spending time roaming around this amazing country visiting places we’ve never seen, wanted to see...
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Rebooting our Lives

We’re getting an RV! The stay-at-home, don’t-go-out, outdoors-is-icky couple will soon own a Recreational Vehicle. But that’s not the main story… the real news is that this RV is going to be our new home! Wait… what? Yes, we are downsizing our home by about 96%—if home means the walls around us. If home means...
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