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5/8/15 6:59 A

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Thank you, Brenda. I'm glad to be here!

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5/7/15 10:53 A

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Hello and Welcome Avanell . Hubby and I are just weekend and vacation time campers Hubby is counting down the month till retirement so we can be on the road more often

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5/6/15 9:38 P

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Hi All! My name is Avanell and my husband and I have recently started RVing full-time. We've been on the road for about a month. We're enjoying seeing new sights and meeting new friends! My challenge is in eating healthily and not like I'm on vacation. Maybe you all can give me some good pointers and tips on this subject!

We are currently in Virginia and will be moving to a Park in West Virginia tomorrow.

Happy traveling!

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4/7/15 8:16 A

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Welcome back!

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Hi All! I've been a spark member for awhile but took a break (accidentally not sure what happened) but I'm back on the wagon or should I say RV again! Excited to be here. This will be new not buying all the crazy not so healthy snacks for our spring/summer travel season. Looking forward to a healthy travel season in our motorhome.

Can't wait to get to know you all!
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HI all, I have been here before, but found I wasn't active as the rv life style was few years away. We have been seasonal for 3 years and now took our 5th wheel out of the park and want to do a few close by trips. Would love to do a further one but dad is 89 and we cant go too far. He wont come, and wont stay with my kids so one of them will go check on him daily.

But sad, once he is gone, then we will start really RVing. Hubby would love to do it full time but hard to do in Canada and even going to the states for winter, when you live in Atlantic Canada it isn't always warm enough to be in your home province for long enough for medical. and... no campgrounds open till mid end may and close mid October.

So just had knee replacement in Dec. still recuperating but getting better. we have had a long cold ICY winter so waiting for spring to come and I can get out and walk a bit more.

Glad to be around, usually not really active but will try to get here more than before. Cant wait to do a spark rally....

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2/4/15 5:26 A

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emoticon , Amy!

My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.

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2/4/15 12:43 A

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Hi, RV Enthusiasts!

I am back once again to participate with this great team. In the last year, Dave and I moved from PA to central Florida, and bought a new sticks and bricks home in The Villages. I retired from teaching a year ago and Dave retired this past October, so we have had to make those adjustments and get settled into this wonderful, active lifestyle here. It's easy to find time to exercise, but the challenge is of course, eating (and drinking!) as we go out to the various restaurants a lot. I gained back all of the weight I had lost and some more, and then last spring focused again and lost 20 pounds, only to regain 10 back again this summer. Very frustrating, but I have faith that I can get into a healthy routine of balance and moderation. We still have our RV, but it has not gotten as much use for fun, sightseeing travel. Dave had two knee replacements done last spring, so his movement was restricted for quite awhile as he recuperated. Then when he was able to drive the motorhome again, we went up to PA for two months to visit family. We returned to our home in Florida again in mid-October and our son came with us. He got a job in a restaurant here and will be getting his own apartment in March. Dave and I are hoping to then travel out west for a couple months in the spring and then north to PA and Maine again in the summer. We will see...nothing has been definitely decided yet.

I will head on over to the chatroom and start posting there again. In the past I have gotten a bit overwhelmed with keeping up with everyone, since you are all such great friends and know each other so well. I remember many of you though, so hopefully it won't take me too long to figure out what everyone is doing. I think it's so cool that you have had two rallies and I hope that Dave and I will be able to join you on one in the future!

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emoticon This is the best team ever; enjoy!

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1/13/15 10:58 A

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welcome Karen
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1/7/15 6:35 P

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Welcome Karen. Looking forward to getting to know you onhere



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emoticon , KARENDEA!

My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.

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1/4/15 10:21 P

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Hi! I'm Karen and I am back to SP after a long break...and I've come back 10 pounds heavier. So I'm looking forward to starting this new year off right by establishing some healthier habits, making time for myself and shedding some of this weight. My husband and I just purchased an RV about 5 months ago and we have been enjoying it. We tend to stick to 2-4 night trips at least once a month (but we were heading out every other weekend when the weather was warmer). Looking forward to visiting with the group and picking up some hints and tips along the way emoticon

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And we enjoyed your crashing! :-)

My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.

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OK, Sharon you asked me you got me. Can't stay long. The one thing y'all should know is I don't have a camper but I like to crash camping parties like I did yesterday in Branson!



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Thanks Joyce and Jaquebo!


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Welcome Jane. I'm sure you can tell by now we are a chatty bunch. I'm glad to see you've joined in our newest challenge.
It's good your DH is doing well with the health issues. I'm sure you'll do fine on the Rx licensing.



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Hello Jane - Welcome to the RV Enthusiasts! It is so wonderful that your husband's health is improving and that you have decided to improve yours as well. This SP group is so supportive and the periodic challenges are good motivators. I hope it won't be too difficult for you to get your AZ pharmacists license. Please post often enough so we know how you are doing.

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Welcome Jane! Glad to hear you hubby is doing well! You are indeed a busy lady - best of luck to you! See you on the forums!

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Thanks Brenda!

Now that we have sticks and bricks again, we are thinking about downsizing instead of upsizing so we can get into more remote places. We'll see. The 5'er is paid for so I'm not too crazy about the idea of losing $$$ on it.

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4/13/14 1:08 P

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Welcome Jane nice too met you. Sounds like your a busy lady Gook Luck on getting you Rx license. We too have been looking at new Rv this year at the Rv shows but just don't find reason enough to go back in debt & we like our floor plan in ours.

Good luck on your journey on here we are all here to help & support you
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Hello everyone!

My name is Jane. I am 51 and was full timing with my husband Ken from June 2012 to December 2013. He was facing some serious health challenges and undergoing very difficult treatments and we decided to travel to make the best of it...resting on the days he did not feel well. (Finished treatment successfully and doing great now!) After a year and a half in our 28 foot Arctic Fox FW, we decided we either needed to get a bigger FW (necessitating a bigger truck) or stick with part time RV travel and find a place to settle down in the winter.

We ended up in Lake Havasu, AZ this winter to hang out with our snowbird cousins who have been coming here for 7 years. We fell in love with this town and started looking at homes. After comparing the price of a new RV and truck to the price of a home, we decided to invest the money in a home instead of sinking it into depreciating assets like vehicles.

We plan on traveling when it is unbearably hot here. Sunbirds instead of snowbirds! I am hoping that once I get my AZ license (pharmacist) I can work the cooler months when the snowbirds are here and travel in the hot months when they are gone.

I am currently studying to pass the national pharmacy licensure boards (which makes me a little stressed out...hence the weight gain this year!). I am licensed in CA but no one reciprocates with my license since it was earned at a time when CA did not reciprocate with anyone else. I am definitely getting my knowledge base back up to speed after a couple of decades postgrad! The glass is half full!

As far as weight goes...I'm here for good. It has always been a struggle. I have had periods where I have been able to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle for several years only to end up back 4 sizes bigger than I want to be. Stress and emotional eating are my biggest challenges.

Weight loss is a side benefit of healthy living. The tools here at SP have been valuable beyond compare. The food tracker helped me figure out what types of foods make me feel good (high protein, low refined carbs) and what types of foods make me hungry all the time. The articles give me a boost when I need it, as do supportive sparkfriends.

I look forward to getting to know you my teammates!

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Welcome to the team. We are a very chatty group and range from just thinking about RVing to full timers. We love them all. We're here to help you along on your journey to better health and fitness, I look forward to getting to know you better.



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Welcome thewriteword ! Please tell me your real name. I am TC or Theresa and I am looking forward to getting to know you. I am in the planning stage also as I am 52 and not quite as near to retirement as I would like to be. We just finished a challenge and will be waiting awhile before starting another. I had a 1988 Class A that I gave to my brother last year because it was at the point I could not keep up with the up keep so am looking for another and hoping for free or near it. LOL !!! We all connect on the daily chat thread so feel free to stop by and get to know everyone. This is a very supportive group without being too demanding of time. TC

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3/17/14 1:43 A

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Hello everyone! Moving into a travel trailer and seeing the country is my dream. I won't be able to do it for a few years until retirement so I'm just in the saving and dreaming stage currently. Hope to get to know y'all.

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My name is Cindy... sorry I haven't been around a lot. I have had a lot to deal with lately and this past week has been a real humdinger... did a real number on me. And today the pain is high cos of the weather changing.
Thanks for the welcome and hope all are doing well.

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Welcome back healthy4 me !
Do you have a first name ? I follow you blogs sometimes and you are insightful. Thank you for that. I just camp in summers since I work FT. We take 1 trip a year that is 2 weeks. Mom used to winter in AZ and she had 3 friends that were there 6 months, then back to Canada but I do not remember where they lived. Hope to see more of you. TC or theresa

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Hi I'm new, great group!

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LOl Sharon suggested that I say what type of rver I am....
At present we are seasonal in a great campground an hr away from home. We have to be near cos of my dad and financially right now we can't travel. hubby is on disability pension and I am on long term and they have decieded I should be working so have stopped paying me, I may get it back as sent in an appeal.
We are full time dreamers, hubby totally, me yes then maybe then no... but more leanign to the yes. We stay at our trailer 5th wheel 34 ft. for 2 wks in summer, home a week, then back for 2 wks. so really do enjoy it.

here is a link to the campground we stay at... love it. if you ever come this way for sure to let me know!!!!

www.hiddenhilltopcampground.com/

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Welcome back. Whether you're a full timer or a just want to be RVer. We welcome you to this team. We are all at different phases in our RVing. I live in my 5th wheel full time, but haven't gotten to travel in about 5 years. Prior to that we lived and traveled full time with DHs job. I love the lifestyle. We are here to help with any questions about RVing and helping on your journey to better health and fitness. Pop in and join our discussions. Don't worry about not knowing anyone or what we're talking about. The more you come in and post the more you'll get to know us. We are definitely chatty, lol. Again welcome back.



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HI all, I was here for while, and then we kept changing our minds about rv, cottage etc. well should say I kept changing my mind, Hubby wants to full time rv for years now. not able at this time due to family issues ( my dad lives with us).

But more I think about it and read I think you know what, try it, just don't put all my money into it.... harder for us as we are Canadian and it is hard to have to stay in your province for 6months in order to keep your insurance, yet be FT as our province the campgrounds are not open long enough. But if we leave and go to the west of Canada, then we still have bad weather to get back in time... We are figuring the logistics of it all, perhaps move to a diff province that allows longer times out or warmer. I don't know...
Anyway.missed you guys so figured I would hang around and see what is going on and get some ideas.
HUGS and glad I am back!

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Thanks for the welcome ! emoticon

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Welcome GRLTAZ. We are here to help support you in your efforts to get in shape and lose weight if that is your goal. We are full timers in a sense. We live in our 5th wheel full time, but don't do any traveling these days. This group has all kinds of RVers, so we welcome all. I saw you've joined our challenge. They are always fun and different than most teams. While competing against each other, we also support everyone.
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emoticon GRLTAZ.

We too are part timers I retired 2 years ago but hubby is still working and counting the day till retirement 49 months 23 days ! Brenda

Trying to eat healthy exercise daily, slow down my pace in life think positive and all in all get in Better Shape and Keep Heart healthy and enjoy the life God has given me.


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Hi, GIRLTAZ! Welcome! DH and I are not fulltimers, either. I still work part-time in the fall and spring at a community college, and I don't see me fully retiring any time soon, so we may always be part-timers.

My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.

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Welcome, GRLTAZ! I am an RN also, just officially retiring this year. DH and I are planning on traveling and going full time but are waiting to sell our home and property. We belong to a Good Sam's group and camp once monthly, Sunday through Thursday morning.

It is hard when you lose your motivation, start back with the small things......like drinking all your water, getting your steps in, cutting out sodas, etc. I know it takes planning when you are working and your time is limited. Good luck with your program and welcome again to the team. emoticon emoticon

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Hi all,
I have been joining teams to see where my niche is, where I feel most comfortable. I have been with spark since 2009 but am gaining weight again. Highest ever, ugh. I love Rving but I work full time as a RN and live in IA so only camp in summer. I have a fit bit for tracking steps which helps a little but I really need some accountability.

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Hi, Erika!

Nice to see you here on this team. Have a good time in Custer and I do know that you will learn lots here!


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Welcome, Erika! We will be glad to help you with whatever questions you may have. We just bought a new RV this year and are very happy with it. Remember when you buy an RV, never pay the full asking price and never buy one with no money down or you will soon be upside down on it. Your first one, you are better off buying a well-kept used one till you see how you like RV'ing. Then, once you know a little, you will know better what you want and what suits your needs. Visit lots of RV shows and tour lots of them, that is what we did. I also studied for 2 years on the internet before buying this one. It is very good to be educated on them and how they are built, and how they hold up.

We met some people here at our home park who bought a brand new RV (2013) last year, and this year, it is already falling apart. They also paid WAY too much for it and are out all that money, now. You must be very careful to buy quality, and you have to see a lot of RV's before you can discern the difference. You can't believe the salesmen! We will be happy to help however we can.......Again, welcome! emoticon

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Erika, welcome to the team. We will be glad to help you with all your questions about RVs and as Sharon said, you journey to weight loss an better health. We look forward to getting to know you. I've had the pleasure of meeting your mom a couple of times when she's come through my area and you're a lucky girl. Enjoy getting to meet some of the rest of the team this week.



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Hi Erika - How nice to see you post here with the RV team! And you are lucky enough to be visiting with your mom so you are getting to meet several of the members here in Custer!
Welcome to the team. We will definitely help you with questions about RVing but we will also be here to motivate, support and encourage you on your weight loss journey.



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Hi, my name is Erika and I am Gypsy145's daughter. My boyfriend and I are looking to start RV shopping in the next year or so and she thought this would be a good group for me to join to learn more about the "RV world."

Look forward to learning from you pros! :)
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Welcome Don and Sharon. I live in southern Louisiana only a couple of hours from Houston. When you start your trip you'll have to come over this way. Be sure and pop in on our Tell Us About your Day thread and let everyone know you're here. Don't let all the chatting intimidate you, just jump right in.



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Hi, Don! So, you are in Texas, too! We are but are in the DFW area rather than Houston. We bought our RV used in 2011 and boy, are we ever hooked! We absolutely LOVE RV'ing and now belong to a Good Sam's Group here in Cleburne. We go camping every month for a week. We hope to eventually go full time, and are in the process of readying our house to sell so that we can buy a new 5th wheel and hit the road! We already had the truck, so the 5th wheel was a logical choice.

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Hi Don - I'm glad to see you post with us. My name is also Sharon so I'll be able to remember your wife's name easily enough! What is your wife's User Name for our Team. Your trip across the south sounds like a wonderful experience for both of you. You will enjoy the planning and traveling and Sharon will enjoy the ancestry research part.

If you don't know, a group of the RV members are meeting in Custer, SD in September. Just for the opportunity to meet several members face to face. A lot of our members are retired and are able to make the trip. I would like to invite you and your wife to join the group. If you can and are interested, we have a Sticky thread about it under the General Discussion. Or I am available to answer any questions you may have.





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Hi, I am Don and have been married to my bride Sharon for almost 45 years. My family moved from Louisiana and hers from Mississippi so we could meet in high school. We both retired for the final time in the last year, and bought a used 29' trailer from a friend. Have only made a few trips so far, but love it. Planning a trip across the south to trace our family history in the states. My wife does the ancestry research and I plan the trip. Both of us are Sparkers and both members of this team. Would love to get with others RVers from the Houston area.






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Welcome, Gisela! I just joined this team in August, good to have you aboard. I am also originally from Michigan, moved to Texas in 1981 and glad I did. I graduated from Lapeer High School in Lapeer, Michigan and went to college at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan.
DH and I want to go full time, right now are trying to sell our current residence, it is much too big for us. Lots of preparation still to do, but it is all cosmetic.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. We will be bumming around AZ for the next six weeks or so. Maybe our paths will cross. We also will be spending some time in Mich. this spring. My husband grew up there and still has a brother in Kalamazoo. We'll be around Cedar Springs for his High School reunion in June. Then off to Newfoundland for the summer. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better. Had a nice 60 min. walk in the desert today with RV friends. I'll need it since we're going to meet other RV friends in Brenda today to go out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Another challenge.

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Welcome Gisela, looking forward to getting to know you here. We all are chatty and love to get to know more about you. I hope you get the opportunity to meet Sharon while you are both in Az this winter. She is a wonderful person, I've had the privilege of meeting with her on a couple of different occasions. A couple more of our team will be there in Az during this winter as well. It would be great if you were all able to meet.
Let us know what we can do to help you on your journey to better health and fitness.



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Hi Gisela - you are among friends here and we welcome you! I have been with SP several years and love the Spark friends I have made. My weight fluctuates just like you and right now I am am a higher weight so perhaps we can work together to get our weight going back in the right direction.

I'm one of the Snowbirds. Our home base is in Zeeland, MI but we spend our winters here in Mesa, AZ. We will be here until the 1st of May. Where in the desert are you staying?





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Hi my name is Gisela and as of June of last year we became full time RVers. Prior to that we mostly time from 2000 and kept our weekend place in the mountains 65 West of Washington DC. Back 2008 I joined Sparkpeople and lost about 30 pounds...well they're all back and so I'm back. We are currently out in the desert with about 120 friends at an RV rally. I'm looking forward to being a part of this group and getting back on tract.

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Welcome Chris, We did the same thing you did. Bought a small used 5th wheel and truck but we both were working and difficult to get away week ends so it sat for a year before we took it out. Then my job went from S. Cal. to L A and I took an early retirement. DH was working on his third career and said to heck with it and quit. On our first trip to Texas to visit DH family we saw a bigger 5th wheel that we really liked. We came home and lo and behold the dealer here had the same model so we bought it. 29' ft this time. Of course the older truck wouldn't pull it so we had to buy a new truck too. On a trip to the east coast in 2003 we found a new motor home of our dreams and that is what we have today.

You will love traveling with the comforts of home along with you. Belonging to a camping group is wonderful because what your DH doesn't know to fix someone else in the club will have all the answers. You'll also hear of the wonderful places to visit as well.

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emoticon Chris and emoticon . Now I am not the newest one here:):) emoticon

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Hi Chris and Welcome Again to our Team!
Your story is very familiar as most of us start with something small and used and then the RV bug bites and who knows what we end up with. Our current RV is a 38FT Georgetown MH. We live in MI but winter in Mesa, AZ. We do a lot of traveling throughout the year. This summer was an exception as when we got home in May we list our home For Sale and bought a new much smaller home in a manufactured home park. We wanted to downsize and yet have a home base near our children. We've only been in the new house a couple weeks so we're still adjusting but getting ready to hit the road again!



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Hi, My name is Chris and my husband is Matt. I received an invitation to join this team from my good Spark Friend and was glad to see that there is such a team! Matt and I bought a used 5th wheel last year just to see if we would enjoy RVing and found it to be a passion for both of us!
Last fall we took a trip from Texas to Upstate New York (where my husband is from) We left home September 24 and were gone 3 weeks. (Would have been longer but I had to get back to my job)
Since then, we were invited to join our local Good Sam's Group and have been camping with them since March. Our desire now is to be Full Timers! Have a lot to do before that can happen, trying to sell both of our properties at the current time.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone and to keep in touch with people who love RVing!
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emoticon everyone!! i think I am going to enjoy this team as well!! Onward and upwards!
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Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

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Welcome Eileen, This is a great bunch of RVing ladies. Some get on the road more than others but we all look forward to the times when we can explore this great counry of ours.

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Hi Eileen
I'm glad you checked us out and decided to join our group. I also think you'll be a good fit for the team. We are at the very end of our Summer Challenge but we usually have challenges, daily challenges on our home page and lots of encouragement and support as you work toward your goals. As Jacque mentioned, we do our daily chatting on the Tell Us About Your Day thread so be sure and join us there.



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Welcome Eileen, you sound like a perfect fit for our team. Pop over to the Tell us about your day thread and introduce yourself. Just jump right in, you never know what the conversation is that's going on. We'll just catch up with you and your goings on. What part of south Texas do you stay in during the winter. I live in southern Louisiana and we have some other snow birds who stay in Az. Let us know what we can do to help you on your journey to better health and fitness.



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