My husband and I are both in our late 60's and enjoying the freedoms that retirement brings our way. We travel in our 30' travel trailer with two cats who never leave the trailer and two senior dogs who are always up for an adventure. We are both nature nuts who enjoy wildlife viewing and photographing at home and while traveling. We also love to hike and kayak. My husband in an amateur radio operator and has made many contacts all over the world. We love our home and its 16 acres of woods, pond, and wildlife. We just don't enjoy it during the harsh snowy winter months! We head south during the worst of it to soak up the southern sun. Therefore, we are not available to host from October 15th thru April 30th.
My husband is amazing when it comes to repairs. He has the uncanny ability to fix anything!
We have two senior beagles, Baxter and Rupert, both rescues. Baxter is a seasoned traveler, but our trip South this year will be a new experience for Rupert. Hopefully, he will travel well! Of course, we have no idea what his circumstances were before we adopted him, so we may be pleasantly surprised. We make it a point to adopt senior dogs from shelters that nobody wants. We like to give them happiness and love in their last years. They return that a thousand times over.
We also have two cats, Leo and Lila, that are rescue's as well. We were pleasantly surprised at how well they adapted to the traveling life! They really enjoy the travel trailer and have their favorite spots all picked out. They generate a lot of fun comments when people see them sitting in the windows.
Just started this year!! Our fist experience will be when we're headed south in November 2017.
We live in a little tiny town in northern NY called Cleveland. It's one of those blink your eyes and you miss it kind of towns. That's fine by us since we love the simple way of life. The only drawback is the lack of any stores. Therefore, grocery shopping is a 30 mile round trip. I believe that makes us more frugal, though. We think and plan out our shopping trips very carefully so as not to forget anything. Cleveland itself sits on the edge of beautiful Oneida Lake. It's renowned for the bass fishing and is home to major bass tournaments. We are also not far from Pulaski, NY, which is famous for it's salmon fishing. The winter's in this area are brutal. We average at least 200" of snow a year. This makes it the snowmobile capital of the northeast. Temperatures often dip down to well below zero. This has become intolerable for us as we get older, so we head to SC for the winters. It's nice to leave prior to snowfall and come back when it's all gone :).
28' Keystone Springdale travel trailer with one slide out. It's a 2002 that we purchased this past year. We were amazed at how perfectly it had been kept. From the roof, to the rest of the exterior to the inside - it's a gem!! We were truly lucky to run across such a wonderfully cared for unit.