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The out of doors has been a draw for me for as long as I can remember.  I was part of a group in my adolescent days that camped regularly and, as I grew to adulthood, I began back packing in the Sierra's from Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney, as well as the San Bernardino's and Mojave.  

Settling down to raise a family curbed most of my back packing.  It just didn't fit into the new paradigm for some reason.  But the pull for wilderness living simmered in the patient, back consciousness of my mind ... coiled and waiting.

Today my family is grown, my wife has opted to go another direction ... away from me ... and I am facing the now roaring giant that has waited for decades for the moment to light itself.

I see you!

But, I still have debt.  I have 2.7 more years to reach full retirement.  And, one more daughter still at home.

I can make it work now, but at a cost.

Waiting is costing me too.

Today I told my boss that I will need Jan 11 - 21, 2018 off.

If there's any viable combustibles, the RTR could just be the spark to start a blaze.

We shall see!
Any chance you could have the debt paid off in the 2.7yrs it takes to hit full retirement? That'd be a happy coincidence.
Awesome sentiments that I can relate to! Thanks for posting!
Sounds like you have a great spirit about it all! Keep on keepin on!
Keep working on that debt! We retired with damned little and once we get rid of the rest of our debt, things will be much easier!


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We used to go out into the Mojave every winter when I was growing up in SoCal, it is definitely a 'coming home' to be coming back.
(12-14-2017, 06:20 AM)frater secessus Wrote: [ -> ]Any chance you could have the debt paid off in the 2.7yrs it takes to hit full retirement?  That'd be a happy coincidence.

Yep.  Maybe sooner.  I like happy coincidences!  Smile

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(12-14-2017, 09:55 AM)Stephen Wrote: [ -> ]Keep working on that debt! We retired with damned little and once we get rid of the rest of our debt, things will be much easier!


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Aye, that's the goal.  Debt free and off the grid!  Smile

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(12-14-2017, 10:20 AM)DLTooley Wrote: [ -> ]We used to go out into the Mojave every winter when I was growing up in SoCal, it is definitely a 'coming home' to be coming back.

I camped in the Mojave about once a month ... up near Adalanto and El Mirage dry lake.  Talk about stars!  Holy schmokes, batman!
(12-14-2017, 09:55 AM)Stephen Wrote: [ -> ]Keep working on that debt! We retired with damned little and once we get rid of the rest of our debt, things will be much easier!


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I can't emphasize how important and freeing it is to be debt free.  The debtor is slave to the lender.  That's a truth that has been around for thousands of years.