Friday, October 15, 2010

Practicing retirement…

A week from today we will begin our 17 day vacation which we are looking forward too and viewing as a chance to practice retirement… Time off from the day to day trivialities of our working life.  We have been on this long road to retirement for quite some time now and we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

With the remaining time left before we retire we will still have the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. So not a lot of fulltime working days left for us, but the remaining working days I look forward to the least are the Mondays.

cruise 2-15-09Mondays (for me) have always been like a butterfly flying into a headwind… you work hard all day and end up getting nowhere (or so it seems). I look forward to the days that Mondays are like a butterfly floating on the sea breezes… where one puts out little effort to explore new and exciting places.  Which butterfly are you?  Which one would you rather be?

wake So although we won’t be in an RV during our practice retirement we will be in a very small confined space also known as an interior cabin.  This will be a chance for us to get to know each other better : ) A chance to practice retirement…Well, in about ten days we will land in Sydney, Australia and we hope that for the two weeks after that we are two  butterflies on the sea breezes…


  1. Have a great trip!! "Practice makes perfect" :-)


  2. Practicing for retirement! You don't need any practice. You will be surprised how easy it is. Have a good trip down under.

    Travel Safe

  3. Have lots of fun ... that's so easy on a ship

  4. That's going to be a great vacation - can't wait to hear all about it! And see some photos.

  5. Love the pictures today. Have a great time. Stay safe.