Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Kids on the Block

Morning all. Since this is my first post, I’d like to tell ya’ll a little bit about us. I am Barry, 57, and I will be doing most of the posting while my wonderful wife Linda, 58, will be a contributing editor (with a lot of ‘over shoulder watchin’). I retired from workaday life in 2004 as the ‘Facilities Manager’ for our local municipality (sounds fancy fer’ an old wood butcher at heart). Linda (‘The har’ twister’) retired in 2005, has owned and operated a Hair Salon for many years, and worked in others before that. We had set 55 as an early retirement goal so we could “See the Country” while we were still physically able to motivate. Since retirin’, we did hurricane relief in LA., traveled the southwest (TX, NM, AZ, NV., CO.), took a leisurely drive to Alaska (17,500 miles)and back, made several trips to the northeast and midwest, where we both have family and friends. So far it’s been one heck of a ride.

We were going to load up the Lance this morning to travel to Kissimmee with an overnight stop at Lake Marion. Sure is tough when you have to make an overnight stop on a 90 mile trip. Such is the life of these retires. When we’re traveling sometimes we make 4-500 miles, some days only 50. After all we retired to “see” America, not pass it as a blur, wizzin’ by at 65mph.

We woke to find a warm front come sneakin’ in accompanied with lots of wet stuff, so we may delay our departure till tomorrow. Maybe we can sneak out if we get a break, get our duds an’ such loaded and hit the trail.

I’ll try to post tomorrow.

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