|2004 - Starting Out|
Larry and Connie (Constance) are both originally from Torrance, CA. Although we went to different High Schools, we met while working at the same restaurant. Soon afterwards, Larry entered the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and we were married in 1978. Besides being husband and wife, we've been the best of friends ever since. As Connie says, "We're soul mates". In 1981, we also decided to become parents with the birth of Leslie. We had so much fun being parents, we had another daughter in 1985 when Cindy (Cynthia) was born. Larry served our country for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and worked as an Information Technology Engineer. Once the girls were older, Connie received training as a Dental Assistant, and happily worked in that career for over 13+ years.
Spending most of our adult life in the military, we enjoyed traveling and moving every few years. To us, it was great getting the chance to live in different parts of the country and the world. However, if we stayed in one place too long, Larry got what he called "the 3 year itch". Very similar to "hitchitch", we'd get a strong desire to get moving to a new location and new experiences. Since retiring from the USAF in 1997, Larry's had "hitchitch" real bad. After retiring from the USAF, we temporarily settled in Chandler, AZ until we started traveling full-time in the RV. In September 2004, at the ages of 46 and 43, we sold almost everything we owned and started traveling full-time. But that's another story (which you can read here).