Friday, April 5, 2013

Moving up and out

     Coffee in hand this cold but sunny early April morning, I'm beginning a new blog site about the new life we have chosen for ourselves. On February 18th, 2013 I retired from clinical practice and moved into academia. Due to the blessings of modern technology, I am able to educate without being tied down to any particular location. So our family has decided to take this show on the road.
     I started this blog to not only chart our progress but to also get advice from those who have gone before us and to get public feedback on our decisions.
     Welcome to UPWARDS BOUND and I look forward to your comments.
--- Mike Mangold


  1. Hi Mike, I haven't updated our blog in a very long time. Escapees RV Club has a "Boot Camp" for new rvers that might interest you. They also have a forum on their website Are you going to be traveling in a motor home or fifth wheel trailer? Pros and cons for both. Look forward to hearing about your travels. Blessings on you. Marge

  2. Thanks Marge. I appreciate your advice and wisdom. Although we are ready to go, we are in the planning stages at this point and I thought a blog would be a great way to not only gain information but to share with others our decision-making adventures.
    We love the space in 5th-wheelers but we would need to buy a truck, too and are trying to do this as inexpensively as possible. Angie is working like crazy to find us bargains on motor coaches. Ideally, we would like to find one to take over payments.