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rvdreams
We are full-time RVers who left the rat race in our early 40s to pursue a simpler, happier life.
Interests: Howard - travel,nature,hiking,biking,canoeing,writing,photography,golf Linda travel,nature,birding,hiking,biking,canoeing,crafts,geocaching
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Well, November passed quickly, but the time from making an offer on a house in The Villages until closing has been dragging. We're scheduled to close on December 9, but everything is ready to go now and we're anxious to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Thanksgiving is officially a week away, but after posting our "big announcement", we've received such on outpouring of love in comments on this Journal, comments on Facebook, emails, and even a few phone calls that we are feeling quite thankful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Well, it is time for us to officially announce changes in our lives that a few people knew were coming and many have suspected. Linda & I will be discontinuing our full-time RV lifestyle very soon. We'll continue to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Hi Everyone, Well, it has been a long time since we've posted and we've received several emails of concern. Sorry about that. I suppose my excuse is that we've had a lot going on and after our amazing summer Alaska/Canada... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
We left Lake Hill Campground in Ohio around 10:30 on Thursday, drove through Charleston, WV and took I-64 and I-77 south through a lot of construction. We stopped for fuel and it was a slow trek. After $19.50 in tolls... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Every year we send out a reminder that RVs will be another model year older effective January 1, and the rates for extended warranties go up as RV "age" increases. So, for those who are in the market for an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
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We posted about this event near the end of September, and now it's less than a month away, so we thought we'd toss out a reminder. The event, Full-Time Freedom Week, is being held November 5 - 8, and we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
With hugs we left our friends Dan & Sheila near Indianapolis and headed east. I didn't see a whole lot of camping options that appealed to me in our 200-mile range, but I ended up settling on Lake Hill Campground... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Family Gathering At The Villages, Florida Our hostess in Minneapolis, Robin, got up early and drove us to the airport for our 7:00 a.m. direct flight to Orlando. Using frequent flyer miles from our winter flights to speak at RV... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Now that our epic 2019 Alaska Trip is over, we have a couple destinations we have to get to. First, we have flight reservations in Minneapolis on September 27, so getting there is our first priority. We're flying to Florida... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Reposting this with today's date so that it appears in email and feed subscriptions for those that may not have seen it. Well, below you will find links to all the individual posts for our 2019 Alaska trip from the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
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It's that time of year again. This is the third year of an online event geared to helping future full-timers, new full-timers, experienced full-timers, part-time full-timers, and anyone interested in the RV lifestyle. We are happy to have been asked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, below you will find links to all the individual posts for our 2019 Alaska trip from the day we crossed the Canadian border on April 27 until we crossed back into the Lower 48 on September 21. And here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Part of an Alaska RV trip is the drive through Canada, so I've included that as part of our 2019 Alaska Trip as far as counting days, and today it comes to an end after almost five months. We left... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Yesterday pretty much ended our time as tourists in Canada. Today, we're making a 250-mile drive to Lethbridge where we will spend our last night in Canada. We headed out around 10:00 a.m., dumped our tanks at the Lake Louise... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Linda decided to do a tea house hike with me this morning. However, the deal was she had to be ready to go by 7:00 a.m. The Lake Agnes Tea House hike is on of those "must do" hikes that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was 6:30 a.m. at our campground here at Lake Louise in Banff National Park. I considered rolling over and going back to sleep, but I was determined to get out and visit some of Banff's beauty before the mass... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
This morning we were leaving Jasper National Park and heading to Banff National Park. We hit some great highlights during our stay, but there were many hikes that were left for another time. We pulled out of Wapiti Campground around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
As planned, I got up early and headed out. It was frigid, but the weather was looking good. I made the last-minute decision to make the 65-mile drive to the Columbia Icefield and hike the Wilcox Ridge Trail. But, before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
So I got up early and drove the Jeep over to the Wapiti Campground. I was told to be there between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. in order to get a first come, first served site in the Section AA parking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
After my morning hike - see prior post here, Sulphur Skyline - I returned to the RV. Linda was making one of her locker-hooking rugs, and she was a happy camper. I asked if she wanted to go out on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
We have a limited time in Jasper National Park as we make our way back to the Lower 48, so I wanted to do at least one memorable hike. After checking out several, I decided to do the Sulphur Skyline... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
We only had about a hundred miles to go to get to my planned campground in Jasper National Park. It was a little rainy as we disconnected utilities and headed out around 9:30 a.m., but the rain eventually quit. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was still raining when we got up this morning, and it didn't look like it was going to stop anytime soon. Our plan was to make a stop for groceries in Prince George and then continue on to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
It's September 11, and it's always tough to write on a date that is so memorable and somber. I'll just say, we have not forgotten. And another piece of our Alaska trip ties in. Back in Denali National Park, when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal