About Us

We retired in July 2014 at ages 54 and 55.  We often get asked how and why we retired early.  It was simple in idea and execution.  We positioned ourselves to live within our means – usually on one salary, worked second jobs, worked hard at our jobs, and  avoided debt.

We are also active and wanted to enjoy our good health while we have it.  We love fishing, hiking, backpacking, hunting and off-the-beaten-path travel.  Caite is originally from Michigan and has lived in several states and Glenn is a Florida boy.  We met in Montana and worked most of our careers in Texas.

We travel full time in our truck camper with our bikes, fold-up boat, and backpacking gear.  We know it is small rig, but it fits us fine.

Let us know what you think about our travels and hope we connect with you on the road…Glenn and Caite

 

7 Responses to About Us

  1. Abase says:

    I just found your site and I love it. What/how many linens and clothes do you keep? (i.e. 2 dish towels, 10 pairs of socks, 1 set of sheets). We are 23 months away from starting our travels. The count down has begun. Thank you for sharing your adventures.

    • gconthemove says:

      Congratulations on future “going and doing what YOU want to”! You have given me an idea for another post which I will do soon since we have learned a bunch in the last year about clothes and linens.

  2. cindy says:

    Hey guys just wanted to stop by and say hi. I hope all is well. Safe travels.

  3. Henrik Love says:

    Very interesting to talk to you the other day at Topsail, when you had spotted our Danish flag. We are clearly novices to the truck camping world, but we have always dreamt about travelling the US this way. Patricia, my wife, was born and raised in Brooklyn but I persuaded her to move to Denmark in 1971 and marry me. Altogether I have lived and worked in the US about 5 years, 2 of which in Chicago with our 3 children. So we have been around and have family and friends over here.

    We did not know it was impossible to buy a truck camper and get it on the road, when you are not a resident, so we just did it and eventually succeeded in getting it insured and on the road. We love it, and we are ready for more adventures. We are 67 and retired, and I can stay for 3 months at a time without having to go through the enormous hassle of getting a tourist visa. This trip will be over on April 2, the truck camper will go back in storage uptown NY and then we shall plan the next trip. Perhaps our paths will cross again – we wish.

    A tip if you have not seen it already: truckcampermagazine.com. We met the owners at Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral and again at Lake Okeechobee, and they have some good articles about other truck campers travelling to different parts of the country.

    Safe travels!

    • gconthemove says:

      Henrik:
      We enjoyed our brief conversation with you – it is so interesting to hear different stories about why people are camping at certain locations and why they chose their rig. Your setup was great — especially with your lion insignia on the truck and the camper.

  4. Yvonne Darrell says:

    Great to see y’all are doing great and having the time of your lives. Keep it up.

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