The key for us empty nesters is to decide what we are seeking when we travel, then match the destination to our desires.
If we plan ahead for our levels of comfort, cost, and activity level, checking most anything off the… CONTINUE READING >>
“Traveling throughout retirement may not be everyone’s idea of simple living, but David and Veronica say ditching the house was one of the best moves they ever made. ‘We are in a state of nearly constantly pinching ourselves… CONTINUE READING >>
… these great outlets and writers for showing us some Going Gypsy love!
Or maybe that’s what I chose to hear. Certainly, The Boy is aware of my age and the limitations thereof.
He wouldn’t be trying to kill me on my birthday, would he?
(photo taken right before things went terribly awry)… CONTINUE READING >>
I know I wouldn’t want to live alone if I were to become suddenly single.
I’d be lonely, wouldn’t be able to afford to travel as I’d want need to, and I’d certainly not want to do a reverse boomerang and move in with… CONTINUE READING >>
“With a son who is a pilot and is able to fly and see them often, as well as two daughters who can both be visited by traveling to the same city, the family is reunited often.
‘I’m fairly certain we see our kids more traveling a lot more than if we were in one place’”
The Going Gypsy Book Party was a blast (see pics here!), we had radio and TV appearances – and in the midst of it all our book hit #1 on Amazon!
It was an honor to appear on the Charlie Brennan Show at CBS’s legendary KMOX! Still pinching ourselves! Listen Now
Together our team of volunteers completely repainted the home of a retired nurse in need – in one day!
We weren’t the youngest chicks in the coop – but we were enthusiastic, and relentless…. CONTINUE READING >>
…we really want to thank all of these wonderful people!
|We appeared on the Roadtreking Podcast – lots of laughs! Listen here||Hear us yammerin’ on Generation Bold on Biz Talk Radio! Click to listen|
|Alana Newton had us on her show on Bold Radio!||These two are fabulous! Listen to us banter with RV Family Travel Atlas!|
|It was an honor to speak at the Happiness After Loss Summit. Listen||Karen at Enjoy Living Abroad wrote an elegent article about us! Check it out!|
|The Review Broads are a HOOT! Check out their Going Gypsy review!||Veronica spilled her guts to Good Enough Mother!|
Had a great time at the RV + Travel Summit!
It was a true Music City event with old friends, new friends and a host of recording artists, songwriters, musicians, authors, and family – SO MUCH FUN!
Click in and see the pics!… CONTINUE READING >>
An anxiety-inducing mixture of excitement and terror.
We had our big now what? moment and stumbled ahead, knowing that we had to do something to reconnect as the couple that fell in love all those years ago.
We’ve found that the key is… CONTINUE READING >>
Now, as a wise woman with over half a century behind me, I can reflect back on our relationship and see things with the clarity and compassion of 20/20 hindsight.
Yeah, right. I haven’t seen anything 20/20 in decades.
We’ve had our ups and downs, like any… CONTINUE READING >>
David sits down after the screening with the film’s director and producer, Bill Pohlad (12 Years a Slave, Wild), to chat a bit about the extent of Brian Wilson’s involvement… CONTINUE READING >>
In my twenties, David would affectionately tease me about my “worry line.” He would always know when something was amiss, all he had to do was look between my eyes.
Fast forward thirty (or so) years and, still, I squint on. The squinting’s worst when I’m writing – I don’t even realized I’m doing it.
And Grandma was right, my face… CONTINUE READING >>
Veronica and David James were living on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands when the last of their three kids flew off to college. Some of us might have opted to stay in that tropical paradise, but the Jameses knew they needed a change… SEE THE FULL STORY
Please don’t refer to your children as “spawn”. It sounds so disrespectful…
You refer to your daughter as “Piglet”… How would you like being referred to as “piglet’ or “spawn”?” Have you ever asked her?
I’ve wanted to respond for a while now, but it didn’t feel right before I got my hands on the hilarious evidence behind our nicknaming… CONTINUE READING >>
That’s not a long shot, is it?
Click in for the lowdown on the incredible voice actors of the audiobook version of Going Gypsy – and how David may soon become a zombie!
We’re also giving away a copy of the audiobook so… CONTINUE READING >>
Like living to 120 years old or climbing Mount Everest.
Of the three, the most feasible to me was the jump.
Which turned out to be a bit odd, because there was no… CONTINUE READING >>