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nolan

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Reply #15 on: May 12, 2019, 09:36:43 PM
fantastic.
Generally how long do you stay in one place?


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Reply #16 on: May 13, 2019, 02:22:18 PM
The answer is "Depends"!!

The great thing about travelling this way is you have nowhere to go and you don't have to be there anytime soon!
We generally stay about a week in places we want to explore but if we really like it we'll stay longer. If we don't like it we leave when we've had enough.
Wintertime though is the time to settle down and we usually head south to the warmth. People that live in the north in the summer and migrate to the south for the winter are known as "Snowbirds". (who fly south when the snow comes). Most have permanent homes in the North and RV or rent a place for the winter.

Although we aren't exactly Snowbirds we spend 5 months in Arizona each winter where the temperatures stay around 65 degrees in the daytime. Other popular places are Texas and Florida.

We call ourselves the "No Plan Kids" because we don't make specific plans. This summer we will visit  California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana then head back to Arizona in November. Except for Holiday weekends we don't make reservations. We have a mental list of places, things and people we'd like to visit but we may or may not see them. We can get there the next time we come this way.

We think next year we'd like to go back to the North East up in Vermont, Maine (Lobster fresh off the boat), New Hampshire. But we might change our minds. In 2021 we have an inkling of spending the summer in England, Ireland and Scotland renting cars and RV's as we feel like it, and staying with friends and relatives as we go.

We love being free to do what we like, when we like it and we are building up a group of friends who are doing the same thing and who we bump into as we go. We rarely travel with anyone else though preferring to meet up somewhere and catch up with the news, share experiences, swap good places to stay, eat etc. We belong to an RV club that specializes in "Fulltiming" which is what this lifestyle is known as. They have a National Rally each year which we try and go to if it's on our travels. That's when I teach art classes and we meet up with our many friends,
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Reply #17 on: May 13, 2019, 08:54:09 PM
Brian, it is so interesting to read of your nomadic lifestyle. We have just got back from spending two weeks in Florida and we saw so many RV's on the road, some obviously returning to the North and others going South, most of them towing their cars behind the RV's.  Must be nice.


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Reply #18 on: May 13, 2019, 09:03:22 PM
thanks for all the info Brian. :heeha:
I could easily live like that. I would however need to emigrate to do that as New Zealand is small so you will run out of places to visit in a few months ;D


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Reply #19 on: May 13, 2019, 09:31:09 PM
You have a life many just dream about  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #20 on: May 14, 2019, 03:04:22 PM
We truly appreciate how fortunate we are. Nolan it's funny you say ow small New Zealand is, we are kicking around the idea of spending a couple of months there sometime. Don't know when because of course we don't make plans!!

We do have several UK and Australian friends who have come to the US, bought an RV and car and are spending several years exploring the US, Canada and Mexico. They can only spend 6 months at a time in the US so they cross the border for a couple of months then back to the US, or they store the RV and fly back home to see friends and relatives then come back. It works well for them.

Brian
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Reply #21 on: May 14, 2019, 08:44:19 PM
you will enjoy it here, it's a beautiful country. O0


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Reply #22 on: May 15, 2019, 06:31:15 PM
Kindred spirits!  :heeha:    I´m missing the moving about on a whim, so much easier when the ´house´comes with you!  ;D
We will still be traveling about, lots of places to visit here in Mexico. We´ll also be (hopefully) driving up to the states for a bit at some point to visit with friends in LA, TX..... if this old truck holds together...  :pray:    all part of the adventure!  :2funny:
Plus that´s when I get to make a real art supply haul. We are finally in a place where w/c supplies are quite plentiful.... so naturally I´m up to my eyeballs with working in pastels!   :doh:    :faint:     :D    :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #23 on: May 15, 2019, 09:06:42 PM
We are finally in a place where w/c supplies are quite plentiful.... so naturally I´m up to my eyeballs with working in pastels!   :doh:    :faint:     :D    :2funny:
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Reply #24 on: May 16, 2019, 03:21:51 PM
We´ll also be (hopefully) driving up to the states for a bit at some point to visit with friends in LA, TX..... if this old truck holds together...  :pray:   

Well if you are near Tucson or Phoenix between November and April let us know that's where we generally winter and our park has rentals you can get reasonably. At the same time we have discussed a winter in Mexico too, we love it down there.
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Reply #25 on: May 21, 2019, 07:15:38 PM
We are finally in a place where w/c supplies are quite plentiful.... so naturally I´m up to my eyeballs with working in pastels!   :doh:    :faint:     :D    :2funny:
:stress:
Aw Nolan.... you always know just what to not say.  ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #26 on: May 21, 2019, 07:19:25 PM
Will definitely keep that in mind Brian, we´re looking into a possible trip to Tucson next year to the big gem show. Need to check out some supplies for Lloyd´s opal and fire agate hobby. Will keep in touch.  O0 Let us know if you decide to come to our neck of the woods.... anytime!  ;D
Cheers, Val

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