Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Giving this a shot!!!

A little intro:

I am not much of a writer, so bare with me. Brent and I have been married for 24 1/2 years. We have 2 children Justa 24, and Broc 20. Justa is married to Chip and they have a beautiful 3 year old daughter. Broc is in school full time, works fulltime and lives on his own. He has a wonderful girlfriend, Erin. We also have 2 spoiled dogs. Kona and Lilly.

Brent retired for the US Navy, November 1, 2008. He is working as a contractor on the Navy base. I stay at home and watch our granddaughter Mackenzie. She keeps me busier than any job outside of the home.

The reason I wanted to start this blog is we are trying to simplify our lives. We are planning to downsize and live in our 5th wheel, and be completely retired. The housing market is a big hold up right now, but we are downsizing now....so when the market goes up a bit we can make the big move.

We did live in our 5th wheel for about 4-5 months in 2008. Brent was stationed in Virginia and I stayed in Florida. After he returned from Iraq I went to Virginia and we stayed in several campground on different military bases in the area. We then traveled the east coast for a little over a month. We thought we had to get back into the real world. Jobs and the normal Ameican Dream.

We have come to realize that is not what we want. While Brent is still working, we keep simplifing things. Pretty much only buy what we need and get rid of items we no longer use. We have had one yard sale and are planning another real soon. We have acquired way too much stuff since we have been here, Six and 1/2 years is the longest we have lived any where.

We try to utilize our RV about every month to six weeks. We pretty much stay local, it keeps things in working order. We have a toy hauler,we both have Harleys. We are looking forward to Biketoberfest in October.

Enough babbling for today...I hope this is not boring you and I can keep it up.

Until next time.........



  1. Welcome to blogging. Good job, you did it!

  2. Thank you...We will try and keep it up.

  3. Great first blog, my brother retired from the Navy and still lives near Mayport. Look forward to reading more. My wife and I will be retiring early 2010 and hitting the road. Love the title of your blog. Our blog is www.travelsofjohnandbridget.blogspot.com