Well, the adventure moves even further to reality now. Our next step into going Full Time is complete, our sticks and bricks have sold! This would have to be one of the harder stages of the journey, emotionally. We have raised children here, enjoyed grandchildren here, grown together as a family here etc…
I loved the house and the memories that go with it but now we turn our attention towards the future and the sites and memories we will soon have. So what is our next step… downsizing!! Although we have already begun getting rid of stuff we now will need to get into high gear on this and make decisions on what we really need to keep.
There will be more ups and downs as we continue with this I am sure. As of today though we have made the full commitment, no turning back!! I will soon update our main website : 3brew.com for those who wish to follow our journey. On to the next step … talk soon.
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As we continue to advance our plans and begin full timing this September we have just crossed another hurdle. We just purchased our new (to us) tow vehicle. This week we will take possesion of our Dodge Ram Laramie 2500 Heavy Duty with a 6.7L Cummins I6.
Our next steps are to actually list the house, We have just about finished all the recommended chores to the house, just a couple more. We should be on the market within two weeks.
We have a couple of trailers in mind that fit our needs, we will just see what the house brings us as to what we buy. Happy days are coming soon I hope.
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We are a couple of simple people who have worked hard their entire lives so far with the only results being car payments, mortgage and so on. It never seems to end. Who are we working for was the final question we came up with together?? We just bought our first RV in spring 2016 and came to the realization that we love the lifestyle. After doing a lot of searching and investigating we have realized that it is more than possible to do this but very attainable!
Originally we decided on spring 2020 to make the jump but the way life is and never knowing if you have a tomorrow we have pushed up our date to October 2017. That’s right, we are heading out just after thanksgiving here in Canada. Early spring this year the house goes up for sale and we will take the time until closing to fully downsize.
Then comes the fun! We can’t just afford to drive around the rest of our lives (Though that would be nice) so our plan is to join the many thousands of others and find workamping jobs in the summer somewhere in Canada then during the off season find a suitable location in the U.S. To volunteer for the winter at a state park.
To help offset our income loss we are hoping to document our journey on video through our You Tube channel with our show titled “Taking Chances : An RV Revolution”. Our first episode will air early in 2017 with an introduction to us and then our first practice journey out west. Check out our channel and subscribe, thanks.
The both of us will also be writing full time blogs on our journey and keeping up a facebook page and twitter account for the site. (Colleen will do that as I have never twitted yet!) You will see the odd ad on our site as well, I apologize now for that but we are hoping that this too will help offset our bruised income.
I also have been a stock photographer for some time (on the side) and have been working on a site area where I will sell the images as royalty free images for magazines, web sites etc. Check it out if you like HERE
We hope you join us on our journey wherever it takes us. Feel free to contact us with any suggestion for improvement. If you are from a park our site and are looking for workampers, please feel free to contact us and we can send you our resume. Let the journey begin!
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My daughter had this image made while she was in Japan. It is an awesome caricature of my wife and I just after we made the purchase of our first RV. Love it.
Nothing is going to make us happier than living in our RV and staying wherever the road takes us. That is why we have accelerated our plans from 2020 to the fall of 2017!!
We have a lot to do in less than a year but will be ready. We have done tones of research and are now going to start our downsizing aggressively come the new year.
For the next week or so, we will enjoy family and the Christmas season, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.
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