Snowbird: Typically retirees who wish to avoid the snow and cold temperatures of northern winter, but maintain ties with family and friends by returning home for the rest of the year

This is us: Excited about the lifestyle we’ve planned together since long before we both retired. This is also us:  Realizing that dream at last in this winter of 2019/20.

Hubs and I purchased our “new to us” motorhome about 16 months ago. BTW  – This rig is in pristine condition – any “flaws” that show in my feature photo are only a result of reflections. We spent the first two summers learning all about how to operate “Miss TCB” (as we’ve christened our home on wheels) in every situation from boon-docking (aka dry camping) to minimal power service alone to 30 amp and 50 amp power service to full service camping.

We were happy with Miss TCB’s performance in every situation, so this winter – we finally took the leap to pursue our long-time dream

Also, before we left, we purchased a little used Jeep Liberty to tow behind, vs towing our own much heavier and newer SUV crossover. We also have Zero regrets with that choice. That little Jeep tows like a dream with the Blue Ox system and has very little effect on our gas mileage.

We left Sask, Canada on Oct 22, 2019 and arrived at our winter destination on Nov 01, 2019. I loved that my retired log-haul driver hubs agreed to daylight driving only and to take our time! That made for an incredibly leisurely trip and no short tempers from either of us. We also stayed off the Interstate Highways and enjoyed the scenery, small towns, and relaxed travel that the secondary highways provided.

I’ll be playing “catch-up” on my blog now that we’re settled in, and I’ll be posting the hi-lights of our journey to get here until I’m up to date. My plan was to post day-by-day as we made our way south, but wifi connection wasn’t always conducive to that.

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain