For me it's always about returning to my favorite national parks. DH would LOVE to do No. America to the tip of So. America overland! We did a lot of offshore and coastal sailing for 25 years in the Atlantic, but that doesn't enthrall me anymore. Enough big storms at sea, including off Hatteras. We've done Chile, including Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, and Rio, but Argentina and the Chilean fjords beckon. Spain, too, as I've never been. For now, to get back on the coach and maybe fulltime for a while would make me very happy. If only our house would sell... Anyone, anyone???
The wife and I have an ever changing bucket lists. We had dreams when we were younger, accomplished them, and set new goals, with new dreams, that got added to every year. Being married in HS, and now approaching 50 years together, our bucket list will probably remain undefined and based on our whims at the time. As long as we remain healthy and can travel, we will. Our next trip is to go see our first Great-Granddaughter in Maryland. We still have a few National Parks that we have not visited yet. We've already done the Europe, Central and South American trips(not in an RV) and have no interest in Asia. Our remaining years will be spent stateside.
You know, although I would love to do that drive to the tip of South America myself, you are going to have to travel to some very unfriendly territory along the way. I saw a TV show about a guy who tried to do this trip on Motorcycle. He got as far as Columbia before he was kidnapped by rebels and held hostage for months.
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My bucket list normally contains items that are relatively easy to check off and I’ve done much of that. One thing that remains is I would love to be in Nome, AK for the finish of the Iditarod. I have been to AK many times and for me there is never a bad time of year to be there. It won’t be this year but maybe next year. My employment gives me potential contacts in Nome so it may be doable. I’ll probably have to make it a solo trip since my wife would rather be in Jamaica than AK in the winter. No roads to Nome so it won't be in the RV.
I have two more years to plan a bucket list. I have been retired since 97, I retired at the age of 55, and have worked here and there for a few years and moved on. DW retires in about two more school years,(she is a teacher) and then we will just make our bucket list as we go.
I've raised my family with Boats, Sand toys, Jeeps, trips to Yellowstone,Yosemite, Moab and many points in and on the western side of the U.S. Well, the kids are all but gone, I've conquered every rock, crevasse, rut, hill, sand dune, lake etc and have since sold our last of seven Jeeps, a well built Rubicon.
At this point in time, equipped with a very nice Itasca D/P and carrying our Honda Goldwing on the back and towing our new CRV, and being retired now for two and a half years, all I want to do is, travel on the same roads as AMREICAN PICKERS go on. I want to see all those small eastern, north eastern and southeastern, Midwest etc. towns and back roads. I'd really like to see some of the same places they've been to and talk to those that have collected so much "Stuff".
Just being in some of those places is adventure enough for me for a long time. I just need to know when the best time is to visit the eastern side of the U.S.
Scott and Karla SDFD RETIRED
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