Why are we doing this? Why did we disconnect from home, family and friend? The career-life?
Around 2007 Frank already mentioned that he would be happy to stop working and focus on other activities around the age of 62. (Oh yes now you have to start to calculate how old he was at that time.) Our age difference did not only make us save extra for his possible earlier retirement, we also started to save for me. So that if I would like to stop for a few years it would be possible.
In 2015 the age of 62 is approaching but there is still no real plan on what would be his next step. November 2015 is the month that changes everything. We read an article on biking the Great Divide Mountain bike Route. A 90% unpaved biking route from Banff in Canada, following the Rockies and the continental divide to Mexico. As we always wanted to travel to Patagonia we decide in a weekend to travel from Vancouver to Patagonia by bike as Franks pre-retirement. It takes us till May 2017 before we leave. Before this trip we maybe have done 5 biking holidays, never longer than 2 weeks, never with camping.