I retired three years ago, moved to be near son and his family, spent two years in an apartment, then moved in with my son and his family last December. I enjoy being able to spend time with son, daughter in law and grandkids but now I’m getting a little antsy. I’m 67 years old and want to do some traveling before I’m too old to travel by myself.
In 1994 I spent several months driving around the US by myself after going to my son’s graduation from Northwestern in Chicago. I had quit my job and had some saving so my daughter and I had driven up there from Tucson and she flew back to work and university, while my son drove a Uhaul with all his worldly possessions to California as he would be attending Caltech in the fall. I was then alone for the first time since they were born and wanted to see the country. I continued east, south, west, north, west, south and finally, after several months, back to Tucson. Then I had to get another job and worked until three years ago.
I love my children, daughter in law and grandchildren but now I want to continue traveling throughout the US, though with a little more planning of where to go. I travel cheap and stay in campgrounds and cheap motels, eat cheap, and have few needs other than food and a place to sleep. With social security and state retirement I would be able to travel for a long time, though very slow, staying in one place for several days as it will be the gas cost that could easily do me in.