About Becky

Forget about what the world tells you your life should be like. At IO I teach people how to ditch the status quo and go full-time RVing before retirement. Included at no additional charge: seizing your dreams, living boldly, and making a difference.
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Fluid Decision Making

When people make a decision about something, the majority tend to think of that conclusion as rigid and uncompromising. I use to think like this before I hit the road, that once I made up my mind about something, be it a course of action, a purchase decision, a political stance, what I thought of […]

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City Museum, MO

Monday, April 7 (backlog) I like saying that I visited a museum, it makes me sound worldly and learned. Well before you start getting any high ideas, this is not the typical museum. It’s a work of art. Made to be played in by children and adults alike. Totally my kind of place. Located in […]

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A Revised Look At My Costs as a Full-timer

Here you go prospective full-timers, a chart of my adjusted gross income and cost of living by year from 2011 to 2014. The income numbers were pulled from my tax documents, the living costs are something I keep track of myself. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a post on this subject, and […]

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park, MO

Saturday, April 4 Originally the plan was to hike the seven mile trail at Bennett Spring today, but it’s still under water. Instead, Julie and I drive 45 minutes north-west to highly rated Ha Ha Tonka State Park. It would be easy to miss this state park as a RVer, because it’s day use only. […]

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Bennett Spring State Park, MO

Friday, April 3 It rained last night, and when I say rained, I mean RAINED. Six different times our phones alerted us to severe weather announcements: three for tornado warnings, two for flash flood warnings, and once for a standard flood warning. Don’t worry though, we weren’t forced to seek shelter in the Lebanon, MO […]

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The Birthplace of Casitas

Tuesday, March 31 And we’re off! The sun is shining, the hills are alive with the sound of music spring greenery, and Bertha almost flies down the highway after the wheel alignment and shock replacement. Gee, it feels nice to be on the road again. It’s hard to keep to 60 mph today, the speed […]

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Pedernales Falls and Friends

Sunday, March 29 Originally, Julie and I were going to visit Pedernales Falls State Park on Thursday, but when I heard Cherie and Chris of Technomadia were going to be arriving there today, well, we quickly changed our plans. Their blog helped me a lot when I was preparing to hit the road, and we’d […]

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Goodbye Enchanted Rock

It’s hard to believe that Julie and I only have a few more days here at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Today we work, tomorrow we work, and then we have two days to get ready and it’s time to go! With time running short, we’ve spent quite a bit of time the past week […]

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The Late Night Epiphany

Hey everyone, this is the conclusion of the story of ‘what came before Interstellar Orchard’ that started last Tuesday. The first part is here, and the second part is here. You’ll want to read those first if you haven’t yet! December 17, 2010 The past four months since Revolution Day have been full of ups […]

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Revolution Day

Hey everyone, this is a continuation of the story of ‘what came before Interstellar Orchard’ that started on Tuesday. You’ll want to read that first if you haven’t yet! February 20, 2010 Wake up before dawn. Get ready in a haze. Drive 40 minutes in the dark still half asleep. Trudge through eight and a […]

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