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Reply Wendy
9:57 PM on April 3, 2017 
Wow...congrats on all the great experiences! What is your address in the villages? (We know a few people that are looking to retire there!). I owe you a few holiday letters!
Wendy
Reply Marcia
2:14 AM on August 2, 2016 
Hi Linda! wow, it's been like FOREVER! We'll only be in WI for a few short days this fall... perhaps you could visit us in FL this winter?! And thanks, our travels are amazing, we are so fortunate.
Linda Gebhard says...
Hi Marcia & Greg,
I love your pictures! Your travels look amazing!
It has been way too long. When will you be in town again? We would love to see you.
Reply Marcia
2:11 AM on August 2, 2016 
Thanks for the hospitality! It was great seeing you guys. Enjoy your lovely home in WA. Looking forward to enjoying quality time together in our lovely FL community. :)
Don and Deb says...
Glad you two could include a short stop at our home in Washington State. Look forward to hearing about the second half of your adventures in October.
Reply Linda Gebhard
6:00 PM on July 15, 2016 
Hi Marcia & Greg,
I love your pictures! Your travels look amazing!
It has been way too long. When will you be in town again? We would love to see you.
Reply Don and Deb
6:01 PM on July 10, 2016 
Glad you two could include a short stop at our home in Washington State. Look forward to hearing about the second half of your adventures in October.
Reply judy seemann
2:47 PM on March 14, 2016 
Hey There, remember us, the Milwaukee Crew.... we were wondering what happened to the free birds.

Give us an update.

Hope all is well....

Judy
Reply Anne Recknagel
1:56 PM on February 21, 2016 
Mike and I spent yesterday at the Chicago RV show. Naturally that made me think of you two out there living the dream, so I thought I'd check in and see the latest on your blog. I've always known I'd need a base camp, so I was interested to see you made that decision after a couple of years of full-timing it. How did you decide on The Villages over a community that caters specifically to RVers?
Reply Todd Nickel
5:13 PM on July 23, 2015 
Hey Gregg,
If your in the MKE area, you should stop by for a beer! It is after all Germanfest this Weekend!
Reply Marcia
12:31 PM on May 25, 2015 
Hi Linda!

Good to hear from you. This poor little blog hasn't been updated a lot recently, but I'm glad you have checked it out. We really do have a great life - we both know that! And it'll only get better now; we'll have the best of both worlds with a fun community life in The Villages in the winter, and traveling and exploring in the warm months. Hope life is treating you well!!

Love,
Marcia

Linda Gebhard says...
Hi Millers,
I have been following your blog and want your lifestyle. It looks awesome! Happy to see you are enjoying life to the fullest!
Love,
Linda
Reply Marcia
12:28 PM on May 25, 2015 
Amanda and Danny,

It was great getting to know the two of you as well! We hope you enjoyed your virgin cruise. We hope all goes well for you! If you want to visit Florida - let us know - we'd love to have your company.

Marcia

Amanda says...
Greg and Marcia,

Danny and I enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you through excellent dinner conversation during out first time cruising! You are both wonderful people and such an inspiration for a happy couple! Keep in touch!!

All the best from St. Louis,

Amanda
Reply Linda Gebhard
3:02 PM on May 6, 2015 
Hi Millers,
I have been following your blog and want your lifestyle. It looks awesome! Happy to see you are enjoying life to the fullest!
Love,
Linda
Reply Amanda
6:22 PM on April 26, 2015 
Greg and Marcia,

Danny and I enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you through excellent dinner conversation during out first time cruising! You are both wonderful people and such an inspiration for a happy couple! Keep in touch!!

All the best from St. Louis,

Amanda
Reply Dan Drewek
12:37 PM on April 9, 2015 
Greg and Marcia,

I hope your travels are going well! I'm sending your link to a friend (Dick Thraves), who just retired and bought an RV in hopes it will give him useful information and inspiration. Happy travels! Dan Drewek
Reply Marcia
11:47 AM on February 11, 2015 
Michael, thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate hearing that, as my goal is to be informative and light-hearted, with "just enough" detail...

All that info you requested was on our "Helpful" tab, which somehow blanked out about a month ago, and we haven't had time to fix it yet. Our bike lift is a HydraLift USA. We did not install it; we had it done by a local trailer shop, whom we believe is an authorized dealer for HydraLift. If you noticed our pics, we have a Honda Gold Wing, which is a very heavy and substantial bike. We have no worries about the lift holding our bike. Hubby uses six straps to hold the bike on the lift, which may be overkill, but there are few "good" spots on the Wing to put a strap for stability that won't touch and rub the paint job. Getting the bike on/off the lift is very easy, especially on nice level ground. There is a remote that we plug into the lift, push a button, and the lift raises/lowers very smoothly, and hubby just drives on or backs off. However, if the ground is not level, sometimes the open end of the lift is too far off the ground, and we then put a board or two up against the lip of the lift, so hubby can make a gradual transition from the lower ground to the higher lift.

I assume that your Newmar 36ft is a pusher - that is required for a bike lift, as you need the beefed up rear suspension to handle the bike weight.

I hope this helps, and I truly hope you enjoy your rig. It would be great to catch up on the road, and enjoy a bike ride together.

Marcia

Michael Kade says...
Hi Marcia & Greg,

I just read most of your blog. Very nicely done, informative and funny. I wish you much luck and fun with your rving life-style.
I just purchased a 2007 Newmar Ventana 36ft and we plan to start full-timing in spring of 2016. As a lifelong biker I am interested in the bike lift you installed on your rig. If possible, I would like to take my BMW 1200GS with me. Please let me know the manufacturer of the lift and whether it took a lot of effort to install the lift on the rig. Any additional insight you can provide regarding the transportation of a bike would be greatly appreciated.
With some luck we may meet somewhere on the road.

All the best.

Michael
Reply Marcia
11:26 AM on February 11, 2015 
Hi Sandy - Sorry for the delayed response; we've been really busy, believe it or not, between visitors and cruising! :)

Because our RV is our home, and we have no sticks and bricks, we needed a lot of storage space inside and out. Class As have a lot of basement storage that is lacking in other RV classes. We like the look and feel of the bus style. The front window is fantastic for seeing while driving, for letting the wonderful sunshine in, etc. We wanted to be able to use the cab seats as part of our living room seating when we have guests. Hubby was intent on having at least a 40 footer, even tho I would have preferred a little smaller, and there are no Class Cs of that length. Our A has four slideouts, which really make the rig spacious, yet it was designed so that it is still very easy to walk thru the entire RV when all slides are in, which is great when we drycamp at WallyWorld, etc. The ceiling height of the class A also contributes to a more spacious feel. We like the stability and solidness of our Class A, while driving and just in general. All that being said... those are just a few of the benefits we see of having an A instead of a C... having a diesel pusher was actually mandatory for us, as we have our motorcycle on a lift on the back of the rig, and that can only be accommodated with a pusher because the rear suspension is beefed up for the engine.

Last but not least, we chose Tiffin because the company makes a high quality product and stands behind it. If there are problems, they get fixed. Tiffin is privately owned, has never gone thru bankruptcy as have many other RV companies, has never been bought/sold - this means that all parts for the RV are still easy to obtain.

I hope this makes our decision at least a little more clear!

Marcia

sandy says...
We are tryng to decide between a class A or Class C motor home for our lifestyle change to full timing. Just wondered how you choose your A class and why. Thanks and enjoy!!!

Sandy
Reply Michael Kade
12:56 AM on February 6, 2015 
Hi Marcia & Greg,

I just read most of your blog. Very nicely done, informative and funny. I wish you much luck and fun with your rving life-style.
I just purchased a 2007 Newmar Ventana 36ft and we plan to start full-timing in spring of 2016. As a lifelong biker I am interested in the bike lift you installed on your rig. If possible, I would like to take my BMW 1200GS with me. Please let me know the manufacturer of the lift and whether it took a lot of effort to install the lift on the rig. Any additional insight you can provide regarding the transportation of a bike would be greatly appreciated.
With some luck we may meet somewhere on the road.

All the best.

Michael
Reply sandy
3:36 PM on January 13, 2015 
We are tryng to decide between a class A or Class C motor home for our lifestyle change to full timing. Just wondered how you choose your A class and why. Thanks and enjoy!!!

Sandy
Reply Marcia
6:08 PM on December 1, 2014 
Ellen, thanks for the suggestion of your place, we'll keep that in mind. Looks like a great spot! We probably won't be at Bike Week, but we are considering Sturgis again for next year - not sure yet - plans are ever-changing, one of the many benefits of this lifestyle! :)
Marcia

Ellen Karp-Bendana says...
REally enjoyed your blog..we ride also, we are "part timeers" I see you like the mountain area for riding...FYI, if you ever go to Copperhill Lodge in Blairesville and need a FHU RV site, we rent our 1.5 acre wooded pad, its right down the road. www.ridgebrookofblueridge.com lot 27, only $20 per night! Will you be at Bike Week in March or Sturgis next year?
Reply Phil
4:31 PM on November 30, 2014 
I have been searching Hydralifts on a 40 Phaeton and came across your site. I'm curious about the installation as we have a phaeton 40ah. Could your share any installation information, pictures if you have any? I'm in Stuart, FL
Reply Ellen Karp-Bendana
2:15 PM on November 26, 2014 
REally enjoyed your blog..we ride also, we are "part timeers" I see you like the mountain area for riding...FYI, if you ever go to Copperhill Lodge in Blairesville and need a FHU RV site, we rent our 1.5 acre wooded pad, its right down the road. www.ridgebrookofblueridge.com lot 27, only $20 per night! Will you be at Bike Week in March or Sturgis next year?
Reply Marcia
10:17 PM on November 25, 2014 
Jim, it does get dirty. It really depends on the roads and the weather tho. Greg usually washes the bike after taking it off the lift, and it doesn't take him long to have it all sparkling beautiful again!

jim says...
How dirty does the Gold Wing get behind the MH?
Reply Marcia
10:15 PM on November 25, 2014 
Hi Lauren, I sent an email to you. We would love to meet up with you. Please email me back. Thanks!
Marcia

Lauren Taubenfeld says...
Hi!

my name is Lauren and I am a student photographer working on a project about nomadic lifestyles and people who live and travel in their rv's. I am going to be in florida this december and if you guys were in south florida i could hear some of your stories and take your guys portrait!

thanks.

best,

Lauren
Reply jim
9:50 PM on November 23, 2014 
How dirty does the Gold Wing get behind the MH?
Reply Lauren Taubenfeld
1:41 PM on November 10, 2014 
Hi!

my name is Lauren and I am a student photographer working on a project about nomadic lifestyles and people who live and travel in their rv's. I am going to be in florida this december and if you guys were in south florida i could hear some of your stories and take your guys portrait!

thanks.

best,

Lauren
Reply Patrick Stone
11:47 AM on October 23, 2014 
I love following you guys on your blog! Please post more updates of your travels so the rest of us office stiffs can live vicariously through you! :) Keep living the dream!

-Patrick