We arrived back in the capital district around 4 pm. this afternoon. It was a long trip, but we took a couple breaks each day, which made it much more manageable. Both yesterday and today, Harry and I had lots to talk about, as we started to process the past week’s events.
Harry’s favorite topics in the seminars were (surprise, surprise!) the ones on internet and tv. He liked the reinforcements of the information he already knew, but there were also some new pieces of information which helped him to make a more firm decision on which products we will use when we get our fiver. (Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE both internet and tv, and they are definitely “must haves” in my book! But I rely on my tech guy to take care of the details.) My favorite topics were the ones on packing tips, and the one on choosing campgrounds. I thought they were really practical, and I liked the campground review websites that were provided on the handouts.
But above all, I think, for both of us, the best part of the rally by far was meeting the people. It was so awesome to talk to people who are already living the fulltiming lifestyle, and also, to those who are in the planning stages like us. It was just amazing, and sometimes overwhelming, to be surrounded all around by that atmosphere.
The other thing that we discovered is that we loved it! We loved spending time in the campground, and seeing a new area of the country. The cabin was nice, but being in our own place would have been even better. But our day will come!
AND, sooner than we were originally planning! We have decided that we are going to put the house up for sale in March 2013, when Harry becomes eligible for retirement. When we hit the road will depend on when our house sells. But, hopefully…we have only 24 months left until we go full-time!
That compresses our timeline considerably, and definitely makes us feel much more motivated to get back to those projects that we still have on our “to-do list.” Time’s a wastin’, as my grandmother used to be fond of saying.