Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Riding around the USofA
BIG life changing change comming
Hey all, Floyd has inspired me and the wife to sell everything here in KY and buy a motor home so we can travel the country.
Yesterday I turned 49, I am retired,(medical problems), and I'm not getting any younger. I don't like cold weather, I don't even like cool weather, so the wife and I decided we would sell our house, most of the things in the house, all, (I did say all) our motorcycles, and just about everything we own, and buy a house on wheels.
The plan now is to get the house on wheels, a small pickup to pull behind the house on wheels, and two smaller bikes that will fit in the back of the pickup so we can just ride around the 48 states. (might include a trip into Alaska) KLaspeR will be one of the last things we sell,(unless we run across two smaller D/S bikes before we head out)
We will rent our house out if it doesn't sell quick enough,I'm almost certin that we could rent it for more than the taxes,insurance, and morgage, payments so selling it is NOT a must for us to do this. The must will be to buy the house on wheels, and get rid of all our acumulated items. 4 motorcycles,a car, a truck, and a jeep, (yes the wife is going to part with her jeep).
Right now I'm thinking TDA III will be the start of our hibernation somewhere south, and TDT III will be when we head out to see some more sites. I'm not sure how far a long we will be in our "change" when TDT II rolls around, but we will be there.
This ideal of traveling is not a new ideal for us, it is something we have talked about for years. I think almost everyone has a dream like this, and most people never get the chance to live it, so we decided there is no time like the present to start an adventure like this. What could be better than living where ever you wqant to, when you want to? We will be chasing the 70's and 80's as much as possible. 60's is too cold, and 90's is too hot. ( that is how I play golf, in the 70's, 60's is too cool, and 80's is too hot.
We will have two bikes, (or KLaspeR) to run around on and see the sites once we park the house, and the pickup for when the bikes are inconvienent.Wireless internet, online banking, and being able to do a lot of things online will be a BIG help in us pulling this off.
So if anyone has any ideals that will help us down the road post up because I/we are always eager to lhear different ideals.
Our first obstical is finding a house on wheels, (and paying for it) and liquidating our assects. There is an RV show in Knoxville this weekend, so we will more than likely be there. I guess we will be having a BIG yard sale as soon as the weather warms up.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.