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Member Since 28 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Where Will You Go When You Hang Up The Keys

03 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

We'll probably rent near our church home in Oak Ridge, TN when we need to hang up the keys.  Will be snowbirds as long as possible, but once we give that up we'll have all that we need within 3 miles and a close church family for support.  Great medical facilities, low cost of living, decent climate and several good choices of independent living & assisted living facilities if we need them. 


Until then, we'll keep exploring and hope to try out the Arizona plan next year- stay low for the winter- go high for the summer.  This summer we're doing a "friends & family" sweep thru New England & looking forward to the Chapter 3 Lobster Fest in August.


In Topic: Group Solar Install Rally Concept

16 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

Sounds good to me, especially if it follows the 2015 Escapade, which I hear is planned for Tucson, AZ.

In Topic: Favorite RV destination in AZ.?

15 March 2014 - 10:06 AM

Ditto all the above posts.  For boondocking, our favorite is the free 14 day area behind the VFW on Rte 195 just north of Yuma.  Only 4.5 miles to I-10.  It is not a huge area and can look crowded from the road, but you can't beat it for being close to shopping and activities.  We spaced out our 14 day visits with trips up to Quartzsite, Parker, Congress, etc.  We also loved the AZ SKP co-ops & Sierra Vista.

In Topic: Do you have plans for next summer?

11 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

We'll be visiting friends & family in New England.  Staying at Horseneck Beach, MA in early July & Pumpkin Patch RV, ME for mid-July thru mid-Aug including the Chapter 3 Rally there.  Then head back south thru eastern VT & western MA & CT before finishing at Raccoon Valley SKP for doctor visits.


This past summer we attended Escapade then spent the balance of July in Custer, SD & volunteered Aug-Sept at the DC Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, SD.  Loved our first ever visit to SD and it would take years to see all there is of interest just in that western part of the state.

In Topic: Portable Solar Panels?

07 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

We're just beginning to explore solar options & looking at a Unisolar 128 Watt Peel & Stick panel available for under $300 online.  Per reviews online, the company has gone out of business, but the product seems reliable.  Anybody using them?  Any suggestions of a good controller?  We've noted the company in Surprise & may stop by to see what they have after Quartzsite.