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Hobo At Heart
When I was a kid, I used to watch the freight trains go by and in those days, the hobos would stand in the open doors of the boxcars and watch the world go by. I would watch them and think how lucky they were. I have always been a Hobo at heart.

I'm retired and my wife will be in fourteen more days. The house has been sold and we are waiting for all the inspections to be done. Only one more. In about two weeks we will be off to our new base home. Our daughter there bought a huge house that had more garages than she needed or wanted. She is turning one into an apartment for us when we aren't traveling. At this point, it isn't clear if we will hit the road this winter or wait until spring so we can help finish off our new home.

We have been campers for some time and currently own a teardrop trailer. We love that little thing, but think it may become a bit cramped if we are stuck in bad weather for any length of time. It is also hard to heat. We don't know if we will try to buy a Sprinter type van or a regular low top van. We would love the Sprinter, but the cost is a bit prohibitive for us. We don't want to go in debt to buy it and we don't have that much cash.

Anyway you look at it, in about two weeks we will be away from our home for the past eighteen years and off to whatever adventure comes our way as long as we are still healthy enough to go find it.
1993 Jamboree Searcher 24'
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Wishing you two the best...enjoy.
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just 14 days and you will have a basecamp when you want one, that's awesome!
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Happy Trails , hope they are all smooth ones.

(I grew up next to the tracks too !)
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I'd like to give myself a few negative ratings, because I am such a big meanie. The forum won't allow it. Feel free!

Cyndi (made it across the cattle guard)

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~ Adam Savage
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great news. are you going to make it to RTR? highdesertranger
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Sounds like a great plan! What part of the country is your new home base in?
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Congratulations on your retirements! Sounds like a great setup with a home base and the freedom to travel. Have fun!
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Cammalu (09-26-2016)
(09-26-2016, 04:46 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: great news.  are you going to make it to RTR?  highdesertranger
Don't know if we will make it this year. I would love to, but we may stay the winter in Michigan to help finish out the apartment. If we don't make it this year, next year is for sure on the docket!
1993 Jamboree Searcher 24'
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(09-26-2016, 05:23 PM)SUV_RVing Wrote: Sounds like a great plan! What part of the country is your new home base in?

Home base will be in Michigan. We have kids and grandkids here in NY so we will spend a good amount of time in the summer traveling between NY and MI. When it starts getting cold, we head south. At least that's the plan.
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