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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

We'll Need to Update the 10-Year Plan

Today's weather was much lovelier than that of recent days. This good fortune did not prevent me from thinking about next winter. Generally, Jay and I buy our tickets as early as possible to pick up the best, international fares. In the past, airlines released tickets a few weeks after a one-year return date. So, in recent years, we've scooped up tickets during May.

At the moment, we're in an unusual situation because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's hard to plan ahead when we're not sure what's ahead. Another complicating factor, is we're not exactly sure where we would like to head for November 2020 through April 2021. We have a lot of ideas!

Google Earth, I Love You.
I love that Google Earth now runs in most browsers. It's an amazing tool.

Five years ago, in the middle of our first early retirement winter in Puerto Vallarta, I wrote a blog post using the label, Our 10-Year Plan.  In it, I put three locations on a list for a possible renewed visit. Guess, what? We have already wintered in those places. It'd be easy to fall into a routine; however, the world is big and our time in it fleeting. New chapters in life are often written by those with imagination, drive, and a lot of wanderlust.

It is definitely time to create a new list. Also, it'll be important to increase the number of years in our plan. More than five years of owning our own time have already passed in the seeming blink of an eye.


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