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Old 08-07-2015, 06:25 AM   #1
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Going it alone

I hate winters! No, seriously after the last one I don't think I can handle the next one. I'm retired and have a beautiful camper and truck. I'd love to hook it up and head to Florida in January and stay for a couple of months but here's the problem..
My wife still works. She can't leave for that long so I'm thinking of going solo. I don't know if it will be a great time or a boring experience. Also, pulling a camper 1500 miles from upstate NY on icy winter roads terrifies me.
Should I or should I not go for it?
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:29 AM   #2
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If you're retired and hate winters in the Northeast, you need to consider a life change my brotha! Sounds to me that you and momma need to pack up and move to Florida. She can get a job there.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:32 AM   #3
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Are you kidding me?? Seperate her from her sisters? Ya, right. I'd REALLY be going it alone...
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Ahhh..one of those situations. Hmmm.
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My wife's family live here as well. She wouldn't even consider moving anywhere. So I'm gonna be a retired, cold, broke SOB.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:50 AM   #6
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I hate winters! Also, pulling a camper 1500 miles from upstate NY on icy winter roads terrifies me.
Should I or should I not go for it?
Take it down early with the DW about Oct-Nov. and leave it there and that could be from N.Carolina to Florida. Pick it up later, on your winter trip to your final destination. Fly her down to spend a weekend every now and then during your winter stay.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:58 AM   #7
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I hate winters! Should I or should I not go for it?
Just my opinion But I think you are asking the wrong people that question.

That should be a question you should ask your wife and that all depends on what condition your relationship is in.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:43 AM   #8
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I look at it this way.....one can buy a whole lot of winter clothing, even the high tech stuff with built-in heaters, far cheaper than replacing a wife......just sayin.
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I told my wife the other day that I was going to go thru-hike the Appalachian Trail; I need to discover my self. I'd be back in about 7 months.

She said when my newly discovered "self" got back, she and my son wouldn't be here, and if they were, the locks would be changed and my stuff would be gone.

Just for reference, we have, without a doubt, the absolute strongest marriage out of ALL the people we know.

Just sayin', tread lightly.
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My wife and I have done many solos over the last 40+ years and it's no big deal.
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