Friday, June 20, 2014
Vacation options observed
It is interesting to see how people retire. Where I live, the home is where we base our life, and depending on who you are, you have a number of ways to vacation. many have two homes, and two lives, here and there.
Many have some sort of mobile travel device. My Sis and hubby own a 5th wheel, and for ten years have seen America, used it as an extra bedroom for company, driven it to the local beach to change enviroments in their home town. We observe that maintaining and moving it is a lot of work, but rewarding, and occasionally pretty expensive, as the repairs they are making on this leg of their month long trip. Flat tires, A/C problems, all the issues of ownership on the road.
Some folks like us, go to vacation spots and rent rooms and cars, enjoying the local sights intensely but for a short duration. This is us, next week, in Manhattan, sightseeing by foot, bus and subway.
I have some friends who in a long retirement have moved through all these various options, the mountain cabin, the RV roaming and sitting in a space near family, the rented home in a cooler spot, and finally....just give me a recliner and a remote control.
Its all good.