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Old 02-07-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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"Retirement from camping"

What a life!! Gail and I have been camping many years... the last 6 with our Montana. We have had great luck with this camper and in December we let it go to a very nice couple that saw our add on Craigslist.

We have camped with our great Montana 2400 RLS from the shores of Virginia beach to Nags Head, NC... the shores of Myrtle Beach to Miami and Tampa, the beautiful mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, NC, Tennessee and all in between. We toured New England from Niagara Falls to the lobster shores of Maine. We took a great cross country through the southern states from Virginia to southern California and all in between including Memphis, OK City, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, driving across Hoover dam… so many places in between that they cannot be named. Up through California... Yosemite, Death Valley... the big trees, up and across northern California into Reno, Idaho and into Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and all the great points of interest in between... we have met and tried to stay in contact with many terrific folks across this great country. We have taken so many pictures over those years and trips that they may never be properly documented. Back across the great plains through the big cities of Chicago, Detroit, down through Columbus and back to our home in south central Virginia.

There is no way that we can voice the wonderful times and people that we have shared over these camping years. Oyster festivals in Virginia, fishing in Florida, motorcycle events in Myrtle Beach, Daytona and so many others.

Time has come to hang up the campers… multiple back and knee operations, old age and wanting to spend time with the family a bit closer to home.

I have not posted a lot of items on this website but I have read with great interest and followed along with many of the members here, taking advice and following instructions for many needed additions and repairs and upgrades to our little unit. All great advice and wonderful, knowledgeable people with “on the money” help.

We are going to fade into the sunset but don’t think you may never see us again… who knows… I may get that wild hair again and spring for yet another …. Smaller and more manageable camper… just have to think about it for a bit, but for now, we are hanging up our camping.

Gail and I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks to everyone for a very informative, helpful site filled with a wonderful array of interesting folks that have one thing in common… “having fun while camping.”

See ya’all around the campfire… later…

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Old 02-07-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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We wish the both of you the best. The good thing is you have a lot of good memories to look back on.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:02 PM   #3
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It is always somewhat sad to see someone hang it up, but that, obviously is your choice and I wish you the best of luck in the future. Drop in and share the comaraderie when you can......
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:03 PM   #4
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Wishing you the best - thanks for the nice note regarding the MOC family!
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
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Speezack,
We wish you the very best in your new course of life. Enjoy! And thanks for being a member of the MOC. You will always be welcome here.

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Old 02-07-2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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Speezack: It's been nice having you, enjoyed your post, we wish you both the very best in the future!!!
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:13 PM   #7
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What a journey you must've had...I only hope I can get there...
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:14 PM   #8
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Carol and I wish you the very best with your decision. Yours was a great post and we really appreciated it.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:35 PM   #9
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Best of luck in your life's journeys wherever they may take you
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
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There comes a time in everyone's life when we will all have to make a decision on a major change in our lives. You have made yours and we wish you the best of luck.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:13 PM   #11
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Thanks for the kind words for all the MOC family. Wish you the best in the future.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:19 AM   #12
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Well after that post it just makes me more determined to get out there and see this beautiful country and enjoy the lifestyle. Very well put together post. Good luck on your future plans and being with your family. Take care.

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Old 02-08-2010, 03:12 AM   #13
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Camping really creates some great memories doesn't it? Your post certainly proves that fact. Good luck and best wishes as you move on to your new lifestyle.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #14
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The end of the road will come for all of us sooner or later. We are 44 months on the road and hope for many more...You had a great adventure and a new one awaits.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:25 AM   #15
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What a wonderful journey you've taken. Your post only strengthens my desire to do the same one day. Good luck with your future plans.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #16
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Happy Trails to you... Until we meet again.

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:45 PM   #17
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You have a lot of Great Memories with the Monty, but spending time with the family is very important.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:49 AM   #18
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Great post- Just a bit of a tear jerker but "never say never"- Thanx for sharing- Don
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:10 PM   #19
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Great post. Enjoy the next phase of your life. May God bless you and keep you well.
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