Watch Out Retirement! I Have Big Plans For You!


I have this amazing plan for my retirement, and I just can’t hold it in any longer.  People always talk about wanting to travel, and when they do they refer to faraway places like China, Australia, France, etc.  I think that all of these places would be amazing to visit, and I have visited a few countries outside of the US myself and had a great time, but I also think it’s important to know the country that I live in.

If you take a look at the United States, we really have a lot going on.  You’ve got the uptight pricks in New England (yes, I am from New England, but I really do feel that way most times…everyone is in such a rush, God forbid they take a moment out of their day to say hello or hold the door for you!), the dreamers of California (LA specifically – everyone’s got big plans…), the Midwest where time stands still (no seriously – every time I visit Iowa to see my grandparents I literally feel like I’ve walked into 1996) and the south, where I don’t even think they recycle.  Each state has different landmarks, traditions, and natural beauty and before I die, I want to take part in all of it!

So anyways, back to the plan:  When I grow up, and eventually retire me and my (currently non-existent) husband are going to buy a Winnebago, slap a map of the US on the side of it and for one year we are going to travel the United States.  The plan is to spend approximately 1 week in each state.  What will we do for Hawaii and Alaska which are either not possible to drive through or would take most of the week to get to?  We’ll take week-long cruises for those two!  All that driving and traveling is eventually going to get tiring and we’ll need to get some quality R&R! The best part is that with each state that we go to, we can color it in on the side of our RV!

So, as I start getting older, instead of being depressed of my age, I’ll have this amazing trip of a lifetime to look forward to!  If that doesn’t get ya excited, I don’t know what would!  Check out my sweet future Winnebago:

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I just started eHT in January of 2011, and I'm shocked and humbled that people read it! For some reason it seems like I am always in the most ridiculous situations and witness things only seen in movies, so I like to share my experiences with all of you. Thanks for reading! xo

Posted on May 18, 2012, in This is Me!. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I am with you. The thing I want to go with my Winnebago is a driver. I need to have few drinks while I am retired and touring the country.

  2. My mum did something similar – not as a retirement, just as a seachange. After my sister and I finished high school and moved out of home, she sold the house, bought a little camper and spent a year going around Australia with her dog. One of the best experiences of her life :) I love the idea of the map on the side too!

  3. Um, this is also my dream! Our country is so huge, I feel like there’s so much I haven’t seen. And having lived in CT, I agree with you about New England, and currently living in Iowa, I’d say you’re right about that one, too.

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