Some of my generation received an inheritance, most did not. Our parents were from the depression era.
We see it all the time, the ‘cute’ tag on the front of an RV that reads,
“We are spending our Kids inheritance”.
AND we are actually doing that, Spending something they would inherit if we sat in a house and did not GO! However, we don’t plan to do that until we MUST. We know unless health deals us a terrible blow we will leave our sons something.
I honestly chased that dream once; The dream of becoming a true, millionaire. I never made it, but came close. Much closer than most High School Dropouts. And a whole lot closer than my peers who went on to college. So the boys won’t inherit the million they hoped for, but it will be more than their mother and dad ever dreamed of having. lol.
We flew in to Salt Lake City once. This is a view of the snow capped Wasatch Mts., and below the Great Salt lake as we were approaching SLC. I much prefer to drive in…
God and life has been good to us, and we have tried to be good stewards of what we have earned. Sitting here, late at night, in the quiet of the motor home I am looking at the trip we plan to take. In this family, I do most of the PLANNING and ESTIMATING while Sherry deals in FACTS. She keeps track of INCOME and EXPENSIES. She keeps an eye on our checking account, peeking in at least two or three times a day.
Tomorrow I will tell her what I estimate the coming trip will cost us. She will then say, WHOA, forget it; or she will say, we can do that. I have missed a few estimates, but not many, so she trusts me and I trust her.
This trip will be approx 7,000-7,500 miles. We get 8mpg that means we will buy 875-950 gallons of Diesel. Then there are the over night stays (close to 2 months) and meals, . This is not the most expensive trip we have taken, but in our case, this is probably the last of the LONG trips.
Sherry and I sold our last 3 acres of open land a few weeks ago. Using the proceeds, We bought a Honda Fit (to tow) and we will spend the rest on this trip. To us it is a good investment, since it will take us to see folks that we will probably never see again. Grandsons, Great grands and good friends, that mean a lot to us.
We have no illusions of eternal life here on this earth, and know we are in our mid 70’s and it would not be very smart to continue driving 30,000 lbs of vehicles at speeds of 70 mph. That is pushing the envelope, using an expiring buzz word. LOL
I expect to get the ‘All Systems go’ from my finance Minister (I am stealing that title from friend Fred, his title for Frances). The next few weeks will be FUN, planning for that special trip.
When a family is scattered as ours, we do not get to see the family in Nevada and UTAH very often. It is logical to say this is our last time.
This is a 1940’s Merc Woody