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going it alone


I was a full timer for several years up until a decade ago, but there were four people and a dog in the RV. Now it's going to be just me. I have thought, on the one hand, I will miss the interaction of having family with me, but on the other, communication is so much better now with easy access to cell phone service and email that I don't think it will be so bad. Even traveling all the lower 48, there were tons of places I missed the first time through, and all of them will have changed after a decade or more of time passed. Looking forward to taking all new photos and videos and writing about places too!



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While we won't be solo because there are two of us, over the years we were always limited to one week of vacation per year.  Because of that, we tended to mostly spend our time boondocking in a National Forest campground in Colorado.

One year, we borrowed Jo's sister's full size conversion van and drove around northern New Mexico and southern Colorado to check out other camping places.  While we always prefer being off of the main road, having trees around us, and having at least the sound of a river/stream nearby, none of the ones we checked out were as good as Purgatoire River Campground.  So, we continued to return to that same place year after year.

We will retire within a few years and are now looking forward to going all those places that we didn't have the time for in earlier vacations.  So, like yourself, there is a lot of new places to see and I spend a lot of time looking on photo websites at places that others have photographed.  I suspect we'll spend several months in the Utah/Arizona area once we get to travel.

Terry



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I'm looking forward to returning to that area too. Did you ever do that thing at the Four Corners where you can put each hand and foot in a different state and get your picture taken? That was silly but fun! Mostly I liked doing photo and video at rock art sites. Plenty of those in that part of the country. Spent time in the "Picket Wire" area too.

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     My friend I think I understand ware you are coming from. I have recently found myself to be a single parent. I lost my better half.
     I can't do anything about that. Unlike yourself I have with me my daughter, she will hit the road with me. Who I thank god for each day. But the fact remains  I lost my better half.
     We do not remember ware this idea of living in a motorhome came from. It just showed up one day. And it has taken all our free time now. It is almost all we talk about. Plans are made. We are getting closer, been looking at motorhomes.
     But I'm doing this alone... If it were not for the youthful motivation of my daughter it would not be nearly as fun. However I would still hit the road. Why not? What do I need to stay here for? Cut the grass?



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biggrinconfuse Have to say; best of luck to you both. I have been doing it by myself since 1999. Had a brother with me since 1994 up until 1999. Lost my better half in 1988. Best decision I made was to get on the road. I work camp, whether it be campgrounds, for outside companies, amusement parks, or self employ. I enjoy traveling this beautiful US of A the most. And I must say; "Welcome" to our world. biggrin



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Most definitely! And for me it's welcome back! smile



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I'm new here and hope to share some stories myself one day. I need to downsize, get rid of some of my toys and travel again. Do any of you maintain a home base?

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I'm still dirt-bound at the moment (and snow-bound on top of that! biggrin), but once I begin traveling again, it will be 100% mobile. I had stuff in storage in the past, and might this time as well, but as far as a home to come back to, the rig will be it! aww



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