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Our version of retirement: Living a childhood dream

  1. #16
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    I love all your pictures! Such a beautiful place!
    The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain...​Dolly Parton

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    You've done a great job on the cabin.
    Last edited by Roadwarrior; 08-15-2017 at 01:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiemae View Post
    I love all your pictures! Such a beautiful place!
    Thank you, maggiemae

    Here's a recent one after an amateur photog showed me how to capture the moon (hope I remember, my Nikon took a crap and now using my Canon)
    sat out in the meadow, waiting...like waiting for water to boil...

    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadwarrior View Post
    You've done a great job on the cabin.
    Thanks Rw
    Not sure if it was you, but I partially read a really cool post earlier today while on the phone, and couldn't wait to settle in this evening to enjoy it

    now can't find it
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Excellent moon shot Gary, none of mine have ever come out so nice! Well worth the wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    Thanks Rw
    Not sure if it was you, but I partially read a really cool post earlier today while on the phone, and couldn't wait to settle in this evening to enjoy it

    now can't find it
    Sorry Gary, I did post a much longer response. I have a habit of monopolizing a conversation. I'm trying to tone down my responses. I was just telling about my camping in Oregon. Mainly central OR. I have camped along the Pacific Coast @ numerous spots, also I have camped in 3 sites up & over the Santiam Pass, Paradise, Mckenzie Bridge & Sisters. I have camped at Whittaker Creek, Clay Creek & Bogus Creek (must like creeks!). Been invited to camp with my friend @ Prineville out on BLM land watching the wild mustangs. He moved there last winter. Haven't taken him up on it yet. I have boondocked near Burns along the Majheu (sp?) River. Stayed at the rest area @ Ontario for the night.

    I posted a pic of my latest t-trailer on the 'Outdoors' thread so I won't be redundant with reposts. I have acreage in another state that after I moved is now 700 miles away but still use it once in awhile for free camping, my son also uses it since he is closer (1 hour away). I have camped @ many places in the western US. WA, MT, WY, CO, NM, AZ, NV, OR, UT, ID & N CA. Still maintain a home in the PacNW used as a rebooting station for repairs & restocking supplies. Retired after working at a LG manufacturing factory. Live on my pension, savings & SS. Adequate income to do what I want & go where I want.

    My 25 reasons for RV (travel trailer) living.

    1. My TT_RV has taken me all over the West.
    2. Breathtaking views. Different with each move.
    3. Detaches me from my laptop/tablet/phone/TV. Reading more.
    4. Cooking is mostly done outdoors, except my morning coffee.
    5. I'm not being crushed under a giant mortgage.
    6. Living frugal is less stressful.
    7. TT_RV lifestyle promotes being outdoors.
    8. The TT_RV paid for itself in < one year.
    9. I have no utility bills. Except for supplies & fees.
    10. TT_RV living is like speed dating for friendships.
    11. A TT_RV teaches you to be clean.
    12. I can pee without having to make a pit stop.
    13. I can decorate for the holidays on a cheap budget.
    14. It takes ten minutes to clean the entire house.
    15. TT_RV living is a great conversation starter.
    16. When you want to move, roll up the awning, hookup & move on.
    17. TT_RV living can help you eat healthier.
    18. You can live on the road for less.
    19. You’ll do without things that are non essential.
    20. It allows you to be somewhat nomadic (follow the sun).
    21. Easier if you want to sell, no realtor fees.
    22. You don't get homesick. Home is where you are.
    23. Whenever you want to remodel, a can of paint changes everything.
    24. TT_RV lifestyle helps you grow as a person. Things are always breaking.
    25. It teaches you to value experiences & relationships over belongings.

    See what I mean about long winded & monopolizing
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    I'm an independent liberal conservative freethinker & I feel I voted for the best candidate

  7. #22
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    'See what I mean about long winded & monopolizing. '

    I....I think there's ample room

    I also like the way you think
    and live

    I have been to some of where you listed
    and
    Central and South America
    Canada
    Mainland China
    other places...

    Now?
    I really don't care to go anywhere I can't get back home before dark

    Thank you for reposting, pard
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBreeze View Post
    Excellent moon shot Gary, none of mine have ever come out so nice! Well worth the wait!
    Some opportunities beckon the hunt
    and wait for you

    there's a lot of dross in the high desert
    a
    lot

    it makes finding beauty that much more better

    no matter how tiny


    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

  9. #24
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    Had a small blackie inquire into the contents of wunna our garbage cans
    it's bungeed down pretty good
    was bungeed down

    he prolly was ran outa the deeper woods from the wild fires all around us

    3am is a bit early for breakfast
    maybe it was his midnight snack

    had my camera and 357

    too quick for me

    anyway

    on my second cup

    coffee is so good

    here's a pic from last winter when we were favored with a horde of nutcrackers

    this one seemed to be saying;
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    We get a lot of feathered friends stopping by here
    Used to just go ‘whazzat?’
    But starting to identify their sounds and songs and actually match them up

    Of course my prize pic is of a baldy that perched in a tree 100 feet from the cabin


    Sat there for two straight days
    Began to get concerned
    but
    The morning of the third day he flew off after I started the genny to draw water
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

  11. #26
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    What a great picture, Gary! One of my better finds at our local Good Will store was the framed photo of a Golden Eagle, by John Eveland.
    IMG_2754.jpg



    Jim

  12. #27
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    Thank you, Meanderer
    Only took 4 dozen shots...

    GW has some truly great finds
    You gussied up that one well
    gorgeous setting, for a gorgeous protrait
    Last edited by Gary O'; Yesterday at 05:41 AM. Reason: added verbiage
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Pure enjoyment of life to the fullest.

    I love it.

    I live in town in an apartment. I love to ride my bike somewhere and just get away to the forest and peace. The silence is what I like.

  14. #29
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    Working on the third year out here
    Never been a bad day
    got to -38F in the dead of winter
    but just a few days like that
    mostly a steady 20F
    ya git used to it, start wearin' T shirts at 30F

    thank you, Camper6
    I believe you know what I'm talkin' about
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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