Saturday, November 11, 2006

A decision is made

Sometime in the summer, June or July, the decision was made. For such a momentous decision, I have no idea why we can't remember the date! But, it was made and the excitement set in. We were to join the one million plus full-time RVers travelling our beautiful country. In addition, we planned to visit our neighbors to the north and south. So many places to see, so little time :) We both spend hundreds of hours researching everything from the lifestyle to different types of RV's to what to use as a toad or dinghy-the vehicle most RVers pull behind their motor homes. To date, we have settled on a motor home vs. a fifth wheel and we think we'd like to tow a Honda Element-pre 2006 model. The newer Elements are not sanctioned to be towed 4 wheels down and as our research has shown, most people prefer that method. We are also toying with the idea of adding 2 Honda scooters to the mix. Some of their models are small enough to fit in the back of the Element :) That would be the best of both worlds!

We have always wanted to travel when we retired but the reality of maintaining our 3000 sq. ft. home and being able to travel as frequently as we wished seemed to be financially impossible. We then toyed with the idea of downsizing to a smaller house but this still left responsibilities such as lawn mowing, weeding, leaf blowing and general maintenance. It could severely cut into our travel time. That's when the light bulb came on. Let's downsize and take our home with us!
That was the birth of Gypsy Turtles. Clever name, don't you think? I'm particularly proud of that one :)

I will try to post to this blog frequently. There is much to do before we go :)

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