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Gypsy Journal RV: That’s a new one

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

We’ve seen a lot of subscribers come and go in our sixteen years of publishing the Gypsy Journal, and we’ve seen a lot of fulltimers hit the road and later hang up the keys.

Some try it for a few months and decide it’s not for them, others travel for a few years and settle down someplace, and for others the lifestyle is great but some event forces them to make a change.

We’ve known people who stopped fulltiming because of the death of a husband or wife, their own health issues, or because aging parents needed constant care. Financial issues have caused some to settle down and often go back to work.

Another reason that we’ve heard more than you might think is because somebody (usually the wife) misses the grandkids and can’t handle being away from them for long periods of time. Or, and we heard this more than once, they are getting off the road to care for grandchildren because for whatever reason their parents cannot or will not.

But this week I heard from somebody who told me she guaranteed me I had never heard of the reason she and her husband were getting off the road. And when I tell you, some of you are going to shake your head and swear that Nick is telling tall tales, but it’s true (because you can’t make this stuff up). They’re getting off the road because her husband misses his ex-wife.

Yep, I needed an explanation for that, too. It seems that hubby and his first wife were friends from the time they were in grade school, got married after high school, and after a couple of years (and no kids) decided that marriage wasn’t working for them so they got divorced but have remained best friends ever since.

To read the full story by Gypsy Journal RV, click here.

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