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Old 03-06-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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We want to Hawaii with our kids, I think 2 weeks in our favorite island. I had to wait for kid #2 to finish with her classes first.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Mine went in steps: filed in November; ended last job in January; SS deposit coming in April.
THAT is the day I will celebrate...when that money goes in the bank. I will then go out and get a wonderful seafood meal the likes I have not had in years! Yum!
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Center City
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We moved from Houston to Philadelphia in the first week of retirement. That was pretty special to us.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I didn't go to work that week and really enjoyed that. I smiled every time I remembered having paid off the mortgage the week before. I was sad when I recalled that we had to have both our little chihuahua and our parrot put down the week before that.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:35 PM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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Well, I can tell you what my husband did on his first week of retirement. He sat his butt on the sofa and watched tv, stayed up late and slept late.

He needed that time to decompress though. After that he/we started fixing up the house like we had planned to do when he retired...

and hopefully we can sell it and move out of here.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:45 AM
 
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When the house was sold, I gave 30 days notice, then my wife and I and the two cats took off in a small RV. We spent some time in Williamsburg, traveled through North Carolina, the Skyline drive and returned to NY for an additional good bye dinner with friends. We stopped in Baltimore for my daughter's graduation and then went directly to South Dakota to change residency, update drivers licenses and registration. After that we spend two years in the Western US and Canada, mainly in the National Parks.


Does that count as anything special?
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Yeah, but it's more than a week! LOL
Did you settle out west?
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I'm retiring May 31st. In June, I'm either going to head east for a few weeks to the Carolinas on vacation, or I might head north to the Maritime Provinces and put off a Carolina trip until the weather is cool.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: equator
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When I discovered I had been "involuntarily retired" with no prior notice, I was already on vacation. I never returned home but moved the next day to the Gulf Coast. Then later, to So. America.


"You can't go home again" rang true for me.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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My first week of retirement I slept. I was actually able to sleep sound for the first time in over 30 years. I went to movie matinees, went fishing, had a beer at lunch. It was great!
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