Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
253Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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We are originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Ken spent 33 years working for a municipal police department and was able to retire on his 50th birthday. Ann has 22 years as a police/fire/911 dispatcher and quit her job on her 42nd birthday. We sold the house, gave everything away and hit the road. It was an easy decision for us but one that most people have a hard time understanding.
Making the decision easier for us was the fact that both sets of parents lived the fulltime lifestyle for a number of years
Being 'gypsies' gives us the opportunity to visit with friends and family who are scattered across the country. We are also able to work on several 'lists', including visits to Major League Baseball Stadiums, National Parks, historic sites and State Capitals. We are constantly surprised by the beauty and diversity of this country we call home and hope to share some of our 'discoveries' with friends and family through this blog.
Now, to answer our two most frequently asked questions:
#1 - Don't you miss your kids? The answer is, yes of course. But Ken is in touch with his son and daughter on an almost daily basis. Something that is completely different from when our folks were fulltiming in the days before cellphones and the internet. When we were 'home' we hardly ever saw them and we all lived in the same city. Now we have them come to us at least once a year. They get a vacation from 'life' and we get some quality, uninterrupted time with them. And we are usually back in the Bay Area around one of the major holidays so we get to see them then as well.
#2 - Where do you spend the winter? We don't have a favorite winter spot yet
If you are interested in our travels prior to the start date on this Travelpod blog you can check out our previous blog at www.mytripjournal.com/ann-ken It documents about 3 years of traveling. If you want to see more of this Travelpod blog you can either click on the next entry link to the right or scroll down to the bottom of this page for a table of contents.
We hope you enjoy following us in our travels. We'd love to hear from you and would be happy to answer any and all questions you may have!! Thanks for visiting....