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Dreaming My Way To Retirement

My adventures riding about the country by motorcycle in the late '80s and early '90s gave me a glimpse of this vast country I wanted to see more of before I croaked. Lots of people were out there doing just that; mostly retirees traveling the country while living in their RVs. I found it hard to imagine a better way to see the country than from the comfort of a home on wheels and a dream was born.

In '06 or '07 I decided I could retire a bit early if I husbanded my resources and lived frugally and one could certainly live frugally in an RV.

A Journey Into Photography

It took a while to bring a plan to fruition and finally in November of '07 I set off to see the country in an old RV, and I soon bought a camera to document my travels. My interest in more creative photography developed a bit later.

Eventually I started spending time at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio NM taking pictures of the Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese wintering there. I was smitten by the birds and capturing their expressive personalities was enough of a challenge to keep me coming back for more.

This Site

I set up this site as a place to post some of my favorite images of those birds and more.

Thoughts

Early in the development of this website I wrote a few articles outlining my thoughts on keeping my writing environment and this website simple. Since then I've added a few thoughts on other topics.

Elsewhere

You can find me on Instagram and Twitter.

If you're interested, my old website is at http://coxontool.com. For a few years I posted daily pictures to the Travels section there.

Contact

john@jhcoxon.com