Eventually, Karen will get around to posting what she wants to say about herself.
So far she wants to say she loves her dogs. That shows you where I rank! Karen is originally from Michigan. Spent much of her working life in the health industry where hospital billing is her specialty. She retired in 2015.
As of 2014 I’m a year past 50 and have lived in the Kansas City area my entire life. I’ve worked in law enforcement one way or another since 1985, working both full and part-time. Spent a few years in the corporate world as well as running a side business. I’ve always been an outdoors type beginning with family camping trips, Boy Scouts and all the free outdoor vacations paid for by my Uncle Sam while in the Army. I’ve owned a pop-up and 30 foot travel trailer in the past, as well as renting a 25′ Class C in 2015.
Decided to major in business while in college which made me a numbers person – on top of being a micro-planner. Married my lovely wife Karen and never looked back. Now I’m looking forward to our retirement years and trying to not “wish my life away” waiting for the day to come. Feels like I’m 15 again, wishing I was 16 and could drive.
When Karen and I decided traveling fulltime in an RV was in our future we initially thought 2023 was the year we would leave. Like so many others, we tried to figure out a way to leave earlier. To that end, I came up with our estimated retirement income and used budgets for our style of travel which other full-timers had posted. Then we started saving to leave earlier.
In August of 2019 we sold the house and moved into the fifth wheel full time. I was still working for about the next five weeks before we left Kansas City.
My user name on forums is generally MDS1. I also tend to sign or tag my post as Mark from Missouri. Hope to see you on the forums.
We ended up ordering a 2019 Vanleigh Vilano 320GK and bought a one year old dually Ram 3500.
I appreciate your comments and wisdom as you read our blog!