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November 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm #7364
Margaret and I discovered and joined this wonderful group a few days ago and it seems that we should introduce ourselves a little. We spend our summers in Greenwood, IN and our winter home (a/k/a our “RV” is a catamaran sailboat this is presentlty berthed on Isla Mueres, a small island a few miles offshore of Cancun. I am 80% retired and Margaret is still pretty active as a commercial real estate broker here in Indiana.
Our plan is to sell our dirt home next spring, buy a fifth wheel and become boondocking, dry camping fulltimers in the summer months and return to the boat — which will always be somewhere warm — in the winter months. We call it our “surf and turf” plan. We hope to spend a lot of time out West (US and Canada) and take advantage of as many free camping spots as possible.
We know that have a lot to learn, but we hope that some of the lessons we have learned on the water will be transferable to life in an RV. We will also be benefiting from the collective wisdom of the Happy Hour group. Thanks for having us!
Phil McGovernNovember 12, 2014 at 1:48 pm #7365
Welcome to rv happy hour. Part of your membership dues is you have to take us all to Cancun with you all. LOL. Anything you need to ask go ahead. Someone in this group has an answer. We are one big happy family.November 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm #7369LarryParticipant
Welcome, your living my dream I wish I grew up around catamarans ,sailboats ,or trawlers,would love to be expierienceing that lifestyle. Wife and I are saving for a c-dory a small cuddy to do some trips on. I bought a used 19 ft whaler Montauk 2 yrs ago,to get experience in boating,feel good now about launching,docking,fueling trailering ect. Next will be closed cabin to live in part time.November 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm #7372Bob and NancyMember
Warm Welcome Phil &,
As you have been told this is a great big happy (sometimes borders on too happy) family group of RV enthusiasts! My wife and I own a Class C that we adore and can’t wait to be on the full time roster next year! Your plan seems very sensible and exciting! Nice to have you all come aboard! :yahoo:November 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm #7373RayKeymaster
Surf and Turf is my wife’s dream Phil. She loves to boat, has a little 17.5 foot Arima runabout at home on Vancouver Island and uses it all summer long. I’m not much of a boater but she is trying to convince me that we should get a live aboard for the summers. Welcome to the site. 🙂November 12, 2014 at 10:22 pm #7375Marsha & DeweyParticipant
Welcome to our happy group. I’m with James, please can we visit you in Cancun? What a sweet setup!November 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm #7381
James, Larry, Bob, Nancy, Ray, Marsha and Dewey (Wow!):
Thanks to all of you for your warm welcome and kind words. Yes, you are all invited aboard our little ship at any time. We look forward to getting to know everyone on here and picking your brains unmercifully since we do have a lot to learn about RV’s. We’ve done a little camping – mostly tent – and have had limited experience with a popup and a rented motorhome several years ago. Margaret and I are excited about getting a 5th wheel and decking it out for dry camping. We hope that some of what we’ve learned by sailing will transfer to RVing. One thing we have learned is that we can, in fact, co-exist for months at a time in a space that’s slightly smaller than the swimming pool behind our dirt home, without killing one another.
We’re also sure that, like our fellow sailors, RVers are friendly, interesting people who don’t hesitate to drop everything and help one another when the need arises.
Thanks for having us and we look forward to seeing you down the road.
Phil McGovernNovember 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm #7384
I need to dig out my speedo nowNovember 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm #7387Bob and NancyMember
As the Northern cold blasts toward us the thought of Cancun is truly exciting!! The thought of James in a speedo doesn’t seem to excite me much though!! :shhh:November 14, 2014 at 2:10 am #7388
Wait!November 14, 2014 at 9:21 am #7391LarryParticipant
Wish I was there,maybee we will take you up on that offer some day,thanksNovember 14, 2014 at 9:27 am #7392
Any time, Larry. Come on down!November 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm #7395LolaandRushParticipant
Makes me jealous, surf and turf would be nice, maybe we can hit the rainbow and the pot will fall in our truck. Welcome to the group too.
November 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm #7397Margo SchabelParticipant
- This reply was modified 8 years, 4 months ago by LolaandRush.
You have it good from both sides. Camping and sailing. Would love to see your sailboat. Do you scuba? Lots of fun.November 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm #7398
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