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Mar 06, 2013 by Bonnie

Half as Much Money, Pt 2

Just a note about my last post. I didn’t mean to criticize anyone or the way they spend their money.

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Mar 04, 2013 by Bonnie

Half as much money, Twice as much husband

That’s how I’ve heard retirement described. Having been retired for a month now, here’s my take on that old saying.

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Mar 02, 2013 by Bonnie

Thoughts on visiting Koreshan

A few days ago we visited the Koreshan Settlement State Historic Site in Ostero, near Fort Myers, Florida. The Koreshan Unity was one of several communal utopian communities that were founded during the late 1800s in America.

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Feb 25, 2013 by Arthur

An Observation

It’s been 20 days now since Bonnie and I started out on our retirement trip.

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Feb 25, 2013 by Arthur

Taking Time to Reflect

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the everyday aspects of simply living out our day, that we lose sight of the amazing glories of our Creator God.

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Feb 08, 2013 by Bonnie

Slowing Down

Ever since we left on our retirement trip, with no (or little) agenda, we’ve been learning what it means to slow down. Surprisingly, it’s not easy.

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Feb 08, 2013 by Bonnie

Perspective

When we left on our Van Trek, many of our friends expressed surprise that we planned to live for a year with such a small amount of “stuff.” Some said, “I could never do that.”

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Feb 07, 2013 by Arthur

Rain and Sickness

Not every day is an exciting day.

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Feb 04, 2013 by Arthur

Interesting People

Wherever you go there are people! And every person you meet has a story to tell.

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Feb 04, 2013 by Arthur

We’re on Our Way

It’s Monday morning, February 4, 2013, and it’s Bonnie’s birthday. And for her birthday I’m taking her to . . . wherever!

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Jan 29, 2013 by Arthur

Countdown

Less than a week!

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Oct 16, 2012 by Bonnie

“Shakedown” Trip

Our “Grand Adventure” has finally begun. Oh, I know, this is just a “trial run” but it does seem like a beginning. The church dedication yesterday was a milestone. From now until Feb. 3 we live in two worlds. I feel kinship with Grandpa Doten today.

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Sep 03, 2012 by Bonnie

A New Adventure

I really can’t remember when or how the idea of taking a retirement trip began in form in our minds. But as it developed, I began to realize that, for me at least, there’s probably a genetic component.

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May 29, 2012 by Bonnie

Notes From the Past

Here are some notes that I wrote over the past year, as we anticipated the changes we have experienced:

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