LIVING THE FULL-TIME LIFE.
We've always loved to travel and after we retired in 1997 we bought a fifth-wheel trailer and a truck to haul it with and took off to see more of our country.
We loved the traveling life and soon sold our home and most of our belongings. Some people use their RVs when they're on vacation, some live in them part of the time (usually during the winter, when they go south to escape the cold) but we were "full-timers" with no other home for over ten years. While on the road, we started this blog about our "FullTime-Life."
We have visited (and slept in) 48 of the 50 states on our RVing adventures. (Click on this page.) We had many wonderful experiences and met many great people people as full-timers, but ......
... change is inevitable. On our first visit to Florida we sort of accidentally fell in love with the RV Park and the area where we were staying. It was too far to think about towing the RV back and forth every year, and anyway it was about time to find a more permanent winter home. At the end of that first season, we bought our "Canal Cottage".
So we are becoming Residents of Florida. We still plan to spend time exploring and visiting friends and family in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and wherever else we may land. When we travel now we use our Fifth-Wheel, our camper van ... or a plane, or a car -- or, occasionally, even a boat.
Even though we're no longer on the road full-time, we still adhere to the philosophy we developed when we were -- we try to live our life Full Time -- enjoying the adventure and beauty -- and occasional surprises -- that every day brings!