In 1988 we borrowed Cindy’s popup trailer to take Eric to Washington, D.C., for DC88, a Christian conference for young people. In 1990, to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we bought a Coleman popup trailer. We used it to get away from phones one or two nights a week while John served as vicar of Trinity, Kremmling, and St. John’s Granby.
We also took it for a month with Doug, visiting the Grand Canyon and returning him to his base in California.
We traveled for a month for your annual vacation, making our first trip to British Columbia as well as Arkansas and Pennsylvania—for the 1997 Episcopal General Convention. We baked at Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powel and escaped the heat on a houseboat with Eric for 3 days.
In 2003, you retired and we traveled from May through November. Our first trip to Alaska was made in 2004. We loved the RV lifestyle so much and we found volunteering gave us an inexpensive way to live in it for months at a time at little or no cost.
Beginning in January 2009, we lived full-time in our 5th wheel trailer. Then, in 2014 we bought a casita in Superstition Views, Gold Canyon, and have been spending our winters here ever since. We travel in the summer months. As we age, we are spending more and more time back in Colorado, our home state, during the summer.
That is why we have rented an apartment in the Denver area and will spend our summers there. We plan to keep our Airstream for a while, taking it for short trips occasionally.
And so, the next stage of our wonderful life and retirement begins.