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Sat Jan 2, 2016, 07:45 PM

21. Pretty much what I have done since I was forced to retire

From my business of breeding, training and boarding horses - genealogy, needlework and volunteering.

If money were no object, I would travel more and donate more to organizations. Since ACA passed my husband was able to retire since he was working to keep us in health insurance but that cost us some income so traveling very much is not possible right now.

I've been fantasizing about dream trips. One would be to travel across country by train so I've been reading jmowreader's postings about his trip with fascination. That dream is much more affordable with the information he provided in his tales about his trip!

Another dream trip that is far less affordable would be to go to the United Kingdom. Rather than fly, I would love to take a ship over. It turns out that repositioning cruises from Florida to Europe are very affordable as are the return voyages. So I'm checking out the possibility of some day sailing to England in the spring and returning in the fall and traveling around England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all summer.

In the six months or so between voyages I could do a lot of genealogy, visit locations with historic needlework, maybe take a class at the Royal Academy of Needlework and generally have a glorious leisurely time! My husband would love walking in various parts of the UK and could do that while I am busy with my pursuits.

So far I've discovered that the farm where my great grandfather lived when he married in 1838 is now a holiday cottage that can sleep six and that rents for 500 pounds for a week. Since it is just outside the village where my Welsh ancestors lived, that might be a lovely place to stay though there are smaller cottages available in the area for less money.

Unfortunately this may stay a dream trip - there is no way I can afford the cost of what I fantasize about!

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