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Sunday, 22 June 2014
Traveling On
Topic: Travel
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.

Posted by rachela at 6:18 PM MDT
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