With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a great week of family time, football, and lots of turkey.
In September, we returned from spending the summer in Colorado. We spent the majority of the summer in Fort Collins and were able to spend lots of time with our oldest son, Cameron. We finished up that trip with a couple of weeks in Telluride, here is a picture if you missed my last post.
Progress on our House Building Project
As many of you know, we sold our condo in Florida in April and are building a new home only about a block from the beach. They’ve made great progress on the house, we hope to move in around mid-February. Here are some pictures of the progress:
Here you can see the proximity to the ocean, only about a block away.
Friend from Down Under
For those of you following our blog for a long time, you may remember that when I retired in 2012, we set off for 3 months of travel to Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Peru, and the Bahamas. Since we have a dog, we needed someone to watch her during our travels.
We found Rhonda Braban and her husband through TrustedHousesitters.com. Rhonda is Australian and has a passion for travel. They did a great job of taking care of our black lab and we’ve become great friends in the process.
Rhonda loved Rosemary Beach so much she decided to come back to visit this year. She stayed about 3 weeks in October and we got to spend lots of time with her. She is truly a free spirit. We spent time dining out, swimming, boating and hanging out on the beach.
We will not be traveling again until next year, we plan to stick around as the house is being built because decorating and picking furnishings takes a lot of our time.
I’ve been working on building my other blog (check it out at http://www.WeRetiredEarly.com), where I talk about lifestyle freedom, financial independence and technology. It is more of a professional blog, where I blog several times a week. I am using the WeBeTripping blog solely for travels and updating friends and family on what’s going on in our lives.
Lynn and I have also been helping a friend build followers for his blog, you can see his blog at http://www.TheTriggerBoxBlog.com. This allows us to work a couple hours a day and still enjoy the early retiree lifestyle.
I’ll leave you with a few pictures I’ve taken recently at home, the weather is still nice (between 70 and 80 degrees) — it’s definitely the nicest time of the year here. Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve and Lynn Miller reached financial independence in 2012 at age 50 and now enjoy traveling, fitness, cycling, photography and lots of other hobbies.
In his spare time, Steve blogs and develops mobile apps. His latest project is an app that allows you to countdown the days to retirement or financial independence: http://www.CountUsDown.com/Retirement.
If you like this blog, you might also like Steve’s We Retired Early blog where he blogs about lifestyle freedom, financial independence, and cool mobile apps.