Footloose 2-Year Anniversary Recap, Part 1

Footloose 2-Year Anniversary Recap

Alan’s post began with more mundane details about our location, like population and elevation. So, to be consistent, I’m starting with numbers from the beginning of our adventure on October 21, 2015.  Some might make you laugh while others should earn a cringe.

24 x 365 x 2 = 17,520   NUMBER OF HOURS together, except for bathroom breaks and an occasional solitary walk or drive to the store.  This leads to one of the top questions we hear:  “How are you still getting along after spending so much time together?!”

HOW ARE WE GETTING ALONG?  FINE, JUST FINE!

36,910   NUMBER OF MILES DRIVEN.  For hours and hours.  Together……..

LOOKING BACK
MOVING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

Over 135   NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BEDS WE’VE SLEPT IN.

OLD FARMHOUSE “COMFORT”.  We’re pretty sure the mice stayed downstairs.

230 +++  NUMBER OF BREWERIES VISITED.  The nationwide craft beer expansion has expanded our waistlines!  We stopped counting.  That will surely help with the pants sizes, right?

Galveston Beer Scene

37 STATES VISITED, plus parts of Canada and Mexico.

1   VACATION FROM TRAVELS!  A Caribbean cruise.

10,000+++   NUMBER OR COMBINED PHOTOS. Don’t worry, they won’t all be included here!  That leads to the second most frequently asked question: “What were your favorite spots?

Some of mine include places you might expect:  Niagara Falls and Quebec,

Our beautiful State and National parks –

Boston, Gettysburg, Charleston, and New Orleans –

Boston
Charleston View of Fort Sumter
Battlefield at Gettysburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana – We Still Talk About The Crawfish Boil With New Friends

And, small towns not so familiar.

Fairfield, Arkansas – very scenic!  It is a small town hidden in the hills, near a lake, and two golf courses.  Great a week for golf and exploring.

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Fairfield, Arkansas- Wonderfully scenic – but not ideal for night driving.

Lake Lure and Asheville, North Carolina.  Alan enjoyed it except for the traffic and the potential for snow.  Many breweries!

Gautier, Mississippi.  “Why?” you ask.  Well, we found a really good deal on a rental property and thought, why not!  Great food, good golf, close to Biloxi, and lots of history.

Along with the fun, our travels have many reminders of US history.

Madisonville and Abita Springs, Louisiana.  Live there? No, too much weather going on.

CO, Durango   Scenic, touristy, mountain town. It was a  good place to recover from the flu; not too many distractions.

The 3rd most asked question:  “Any regrets?”  Mine – not really, it’s been a wonderful experience.  I do miss family and friends. Fortunately, technology has advanced enough to keep us connected.

I could go on and on but “enough already”! Alan says.

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footloosefogeys

We are two recent retirees who decided to sell the house, pull up stakes, and explore North America. We are both being tourists and looking for the right blend of people, place, and geography that makes for the perfect place to retire.

3 thoughts on “Footloose 2-Year Anniversary Recap, Part 1”

  1. Alan & MaryLou,
    We Also LOVED our 12500 miles we put on this summer with
    Our Little Casita! Saw So many fantastic places in this Big Beautiful
    United States! We’ll continue to travel 3-5 months every Summer.
    We were also side by side, actually really still like each other!
    No regrets,! Everyone should be so lucky, to be able to travel
    As you and we did, with that special person in our lives!
    Mark & Bonnie Mackey

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