Empty nesters? Now what?
With our 35th wedding anniversary approaching, the kids officially out of the house living their own successful lives and retirement within view – the question becomes what is next for us? We know we want to continue to travel and we want to be as free, as possible, from household maintenance and the traditional grind. Do we move into an apartment near the beach? Do we move out of state? Do we move out of country? We know we want to DO something different that will feed our wanderlust.
While pondering ‘what’s next’, I stumbled across the blog of a young family that decided, instead of buying the ‘McMansion’ they had been saving for, to purchase an Airstream and travel the U.S. for a year. While they were not where we were in our lives it was interesting to follow their travels, the good, the bad and the ugly. As they traveled across country down and around and back I was very enticed, though I didn’t mention it to my husband until I was sure it was something I REALLY wanted to do – what if I mentioned it and he thought it was a great idea and then I chickened out??? I wanted to be sure of myself first! By the time their first year was over and had decided to continue for one more year, I was hooked. While my husband may have thought I’d finally lost my marbles, he listened with an open mind and we began our research. It wasn’t long before we found YouTube vlogs by Less Junk More Journey, Long Long Honeymoon, The Motorhome Experiment and a few others. Needless to say the future of Our New Neighborhood was in the making!
Please follow along on our journey to the journey. It promises to be an exciting path!