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#1 mumzilla2014

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:33 PM

keep an eye on the prize..on the road to fullltiming in 2014 .. I am new to this RV-forum..so bear with me..our plan is to retire in 2014..buy a Class A diesel pusher and hit the road..well at least get out of the Vancouver area. We are holding on tight to our dream!!

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#2 Boris and Natasha

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:54 PM

Congratulations on starting this thread, mum! Your classmates are out there and you've created a place for them to come together. Yeah for you!

Let's hear it for the first voice from the Class of 2014! We look forward to hearing much more and meeting you and your classmates on the road down the road!

Believe it or not, your "graduation" will be here before you know it.

Cheers!
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#3 mumzilla2014

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:55 PM

Congratulations on starting this thread, mum! Your classmates are out there and you've created a place for them to come together. Yeah for you!

Let's hear it for the first voice from the Class of 2014! We look forward to hearing much more and meeting you and your classmates on the road down the road!

Believe it or not, your "graduation" will be here before you know it.

Cheers!



you are a creepin me out!!!..lol..thanks for the vote of confidence!!!

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our rig when we get it will be still be called
BIGDAWG..AND FREEWAY
..we have half of our rig now..FREEWAY IS
OUR TOAD..
2010 JEEP WRANGLER

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:11 PM

That's how we are....We'll sneak up on you! LOL!
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#5 mumzilla2014

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:17 PM

That's how we are....We'll sneak up on you! LOL!



very funny...hey now I figured how to get a photo at least..its all a learning curve!!..you can teach an old dog new tricks!!

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keep an eye on the prize


our rig when we get it will be still be called
BIGDAWG..AND FREEWAY
..we have half of our rig now..FREEWAY IS
OUR TOAD..
2010 JEEP WRANGLER

#6 Jim Hicks

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:52 PM

Hey Gang, I am in your class! I will be following the thread.

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#7 mumzilla2014

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:03 AM

Hey Gang, I am in your class! I will be following the thread.



welcome to the class of 2014!!!

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keep an eye on the prize


our rig when we get it will be still be called
BIGDAWG..AND FREEWAY
..we have half of our rig now..FREEWAY IS
OUR TOAD..
2010 JEEP WRANGLER

#8 Bob & Molly

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:58 AM

Hi there Mum! and welcome to the wonderful world of Fulltimers! We are Class of 2007, and remember the excitement that we all had, looking forward to being on the road. It is a good life!!
You'll meet lots of wonderful folks and make so many memories!!
Come to Escapade when you can, and learn lots of good stuff and meet lots of fulltiming folks!!! It is a trip worth making!!!

We'll surely look forward to seeing you on the road!!!

Hugs and keep on keeping on...it will be here before you know it!!!
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#9 mumzilla2014

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:19 AM

Hi there Mum! and welcome to the wonderful world of Fulltimers! We are Class of 2007, and remember the excitement that we all had, looking forward to being on the road. It is a good life!!
You'll meet lots of wonderful folks and make so many memories!!
Come to Escapade when you can, and learn lots of good stuff and meet lots of fulltiming folks!!! It is a trip worth making!!!

We'll surely look forward to seeing you on the road!!!

Hugs and keep on keeping on...it will be here before you know it!!!
Molly & Bob


thanks for the vote of confidence..we know it will be here before we know it..its all about purging at the moment!

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keep an eye on the prize


our rig when we get it will be still be called
BIGDAWG..AND FREEWAY
..we have half of our rig now..FREEWAY IS
OUR TOAD..
2010 JEEP WRANGLER

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:24 AM

Hello Sue and Doug! We look forward to seeing you again and meeting other members of the Class of 2014 when they get on the road.

You have taken a big step along the way towards your full timing goal, and we know that the 2014 group will appreciate the thread that you started.

We always enjoy watching others as they prepare for this wonderful lifestyle and stand ready, as always, to help anyone who needs a little encouragement along the way.

Safe travels,

Your Class of 2006 buddies on the road in NE Oregon,

Gordon (Da Godfadda) and Juanita

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

Well I think that DW & I will join the class of 2014. We had hoped to go sooner but with the economy, and housing prices etc we need to change our sights to 2014. So I will follow along on this thread as well. We are looking forward to June 6, 2014. That will be the last day of school and God willing the day we go FT. Of course if we can go sooner we will :rolleyes: .

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#12 mumzilla2014

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:04 PM

Well I think that DW & I will join the class of 2014. We had hoped to go sooner but with the economy, and housing prices etc we need to change our sights to 2014. So I will follow along on this thread as well. We are looking forward to June 6, 2014. That will be the last day of school and God willing the day we go FT. Of course if we can go sooner we will ;) .


welcome to the class of 2014..it will be here before we know it..in the mean time I spend a lot of time reading blogs and trip journals of our travelling friends..keeps the dream alive..some days are harder than others especially when everyone else is out on the road moving to their next stationary spot..how we wish we could be out there too!!..but work is calling our names for a while longer!!..dang it!!!

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keep an eye on the prize


our rig when we get it will be still be called
BIGDAWG..AND FREEWAY
..we have half of our rig now..FREEWAY IS
OUR TOAD..
2010 JEEP WRANGLER

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:05 PM

Best of luck to all your class. We've been planning on hitting the road for 9 years, and now we are all of 7 days. Just read and learn, there are so many here willing to share their knowledge and experience and different points of view that allow you to find the right way for you.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:32 AM

We're planning on fulltiming starting in 2014. I'll be retiring in a couple of months, but we want to get our freshman daughter through High School before departing. Retirement income won't be enough to quit working entirely. I'll be part-time working for myself for the next few years. When SS kicks in, we'll be gone. So, we have a few years to plan and organize, hopefully at a non-stressful pace. Looking forward to it, though. In the meantime, we're "practicing" by going out on long-ish trips. Last year we were out for 28 consecutive days going to Yellowstone NP, this year we have a 17 day trip planned to East Coast NPs. Next year might be a longer one again, Grand Canyon comes to mind. We've got a TT right now, hoping to get into a 5th wheel by 2013.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:13 PM

We're planning on fulltiming starting in 2014. I'll be retiring in a couple of months, but we want to get our freshman daughter through High School before departing. Retirement income won't be enough to quit working entirely. I'll be part-time working for myself for the next few years. When SS kicks in, we'll be gone. So, we have a few years to plan and organize, hopefully at a non-stressful pace. Looking forward to it, though. In the meantime, we're "practicing" by going out on long-ish trips. Last year we were out for 28 consecutive days going to Yellowstone NP, this year we have a 17 day trip planned to East Coast NPs. Next year might be a longer one again, Grand Canyon comes to mind. We've got a TT right now, hoping to get into a 5th wheel by 2013.


DTHURK, I just moved out of Upstate NY. We were living in the Saratoga Springs area. We loved it up there, but my job keeps me on the move. We will be joining you on the road in 2014. Have fun on your vacation this year.

Jim

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:35 PM

Well, I guess I'd better speak up, because you know the Chouters will be out there with you! As soon as we get our soon-to-be freshmen out of high school and into college, we'll be hittin' the road!

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:17 PM

Mumzilla and Chouter in the same class! Well, my stars! This is a class destined for fulltiming greatness!
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:41 PM

As soon as we get our soon-to-be freshmen out of high school and into college, we'll be hittin' the road!


Kids are definitely impacting my start date! My college Sophomore comes home for the summer next week. In an effort to meet our goals the DW and I are tracking every expense. Dave Ramsey is really rubbing off on me.

Anyway, last night while balancing the April budget I realized my college Sophomore spent more (OF MY MONEY) on food for the month than the DW and I did combined. (I AM NOT HAPPY). So I have scheduled a little prayer meeting with her when she gets here. Seems here belief she is entitled to a better lifestyle than the DW and I who have worked all our lives, needs to be adjusted.

The good news is. We are on Track, at my current rate of preparing, I will be ready in early 2014.

Jim.

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#19 mumzilla2014

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:53 PM

Well, I guess I'd better speak up, because you know the Chouters will be out there with you! As soon as we get our soon-to-be freshmen out of high school and into college, we'll be hittin' the road!



welcome to the class of 2014 Chouters!!!!..yippeee!!!

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#20 Jim & Sandie

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:38 PM

Sounds to me like you've got a great group of 2014ers out there. We're part of the Class of 2009 and man this life just gets better and better. But I can still remember the "having to still work" part which was hard but it was also great for getting ready. We started about 2 1/2 years before we hit the road getting rid of "stuff", figuring out what important papers to take with us, and reading everything we could about rving. That really helped to make the time pass much more quickly. And we still had a ton of stuff to get rid of when the time actually arrived. I thought i had done such a great job getting rid of stuff - ha ha.

I agree with the other poster about attending an Escapade if you get a chance. We did before we retired and we had a wonderful time and learned so much. Especially from boot camp.

Go to the Class of 2009 and read the posts by palomine. They are also from your area and are back up in Canada for their mandatory time. Maybe you guys could meet up somewhere and just talk rving.

We're here if you need any help or have any questions.

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