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Old 10-18-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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First Anniversary of Full-Timing

This past October 14th was our first anniversary of life on the road. We had some rainy days and so I thought it'd be fun to put our photos to song. Thanks everybody for helping us out - we appreciate it so much!

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That went by fast. Congrats.
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Congratulations, and may you have many more.


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Old 10-18-2015, 06:21 PM   #4
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Hmm... guess I need to donate for some stickers to upload my video. Oh well, maybe in a bit. Thanks anyway!
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Congrats Jeff, we just went over 4 months.

Did you see the Madhatters fake field goal against Florida? Crazy guy.
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We're just shy of 5 years, it's awesome!

Congrats to you!
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:46 PM   #7
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Congrats Jeff, we just went over 4 months.

Did you see the Madhatters fake field goal against Florida? Crazy guy.
Ha! No, I didn't but I'm not surprised. Never a dull moment with Les!
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Fantastic and congratulations!
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Congratulations, from a newcomer to fulltiming. We are on the road pulling the silver palace, first road trip. I'd love to hear how you feel about your decision to fulltime, now one year later...
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4 Months and Counting

Congratulations! Where are you now!
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Congratulations! An year is a good milestone. I started my blog to celebrate my first year.
Towing Silver | Sold the house, bought the Airstream. No looking back!

It's now been almost a year an a half now.

Hope to see you down the road!
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A BIG Congratulations! I've had this dream of full timing for many years. We have a house, some land, two full RV hookups at our place, but hey, I'd trade it all to be able to full time! Follow the weather, that's what I'd do.
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Congratulations, from a newcomer to fulltiming. We are on the road pulling the silver palace, first road trip. I'd love to hear how you feel about your decision to fulltime, now one year later...
In a word...fulfilling. Do we have any regrets? Hmm... that would be a no. For us, the decision was a bit easier perhaps than for others in that we didn't have much to begin with. We never owned a house (our AS is our first owned home). I was part owner in a struggling environmental engineering business and so the math was relatively easy: we were treading water at best and more often than not draining our life savings. We could never afford to buy a house in southern California and so we bought a used home for about $36,500 and it happened to have wheels.

We've never had a moment of cabin fever or a feeling of being cramped. This is mostly due to the knowledge that this is OUR home - we own it, not a bank. Earlier this month I was sitting in a small cafe next to a fishing lake in the eastern Sierras. I started up a conversation with a young man, 30, who also lived neared where I used to in Orange County, CA. We both agreed we loved being out in the mountains, fishing. He told me had just bought his first house but shook his head at the prospect of taking 30 years to pay it off while working two jobs. He was a young man but with some doubts and worries. He loved to fish but was living in suburbia right next to Disneyland and Angel Stadium. I could almost see the thought bubble above his head: "I've just taken a huge step towards the "American Dream" but I'm not even sure I own it. I'm not even sure I can maintain it."

I wish I could have shaken his shoulders and tell him there's another way to look at one's path in life. I've seen it in articles about other young people, usually outdoor people (e.g., climbers, mountain bikers, surfers) who have decided to live in mobile domiciles, taking them from adventure to adventure. They're all fit and happy and I don't think they're faking it. I'm 56 years old and I once strived for that very same American dream and never really made it a reality. But now? Now I know there's a different way.

But I didn't tell him. I didn't grab his shoulders and shake him awake. We had fish to catch. As we parted I asked him where his wife was and he said she was home and that she didn't like fishing or the mountains. Oh.

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Great photos guys!

Is there anything you would have done differently this year? Any regrets?
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