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Howdy all. I know it’s been a while but I’ll try to bring everything up to date. The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy. I am now out of the house. It is officially sold. I’m staying for the next few days in Rosebud, Arkansas. I’ve still got a couple of things to [...]

My Orphaned Truck

Howdy all. I know it’s been a while but I’ll try to bring everything up to date. The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy. I am now out of the house. It is officially sold. I’m staying for the next few days in Rosebud, Arkansas. I’ve still got a couple of things to wrap up, the main one being to sell the truck. Anybody want an orphaned truck. One good detail job and it looks just like the picture.

Anyway, that is the big detail. Everything else is little stuff. And, it will all be done by next Tuesday evening because I leave next Wednesday.

Now that a real date has been set, I am starting to actually get a sense of “butterflies” – good butterflies.

Life is Good

I feel free. No mortgage. No utilities. No termite insurance. No maintenance and upkeep. No personal property taxes. No truck insurance. No maintenance and upkeep on the truck. NO GASOLINE! See the big old smile on my face?

Everybody sing along now – “We’re off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Filed under: Arkansas, Start Traveling, USA

About the Author:

Gar Williams liquidated his former life, sold all his possessions that wouldn’t fit into a 46 liter backpack, and left it all behind at age 63. He is now traveling the world, and, in his words, is finally doing what he wants to do. Gar stops by at VagabondJourney.com from time to time to offer his wisdom and advice on the Senior Vagabond series. has written 65 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • John D. Wilson December 1, 2011, 8:43 pm

    Sure, I can join along in that song.
    Congrats on breaking free.
    Where’s the first stop on your journey?
    Mexico going to be first?
    Cheers

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    • Gar December 1, 2011, 8:53 pm

      Hi John,

      I’m headed for Guatemala, San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlan. First step is at least a couple of months of Spanish school, probably one month on the lake and then one in Xela. I’ll just see how it goes. After that, probably up to Mexico for a month or so. Plans are just going to be broad guidelines from now on. The only hard and fast rule will be staying inside the visas.

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  • Nancy Taylor December 4, 2011, 11:00 pm

    I heard the truck is sold! Great to hear that brother was able to help you with that!!! I am sad and worried for you going, but excited to read about your adventures! We love you and can’t wait for you to come back for visits!

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    • Gar December 5, 2011, 12:19 am

      Hi Nancy,

      Yes, the orphaned truck now has a home. Still shaking down the pack but just about ready to head out on Wednesday. Take care. See you soon. Thanks for reading.

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  • Rob December 5, 2011, 1:14 pm

    Happy Landings wherever you may go Mate!!!

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    • Gar December 5, 2011, 1:40 pm

      Thanks Rob, appreciate the good wishes. Take care.

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