It is nice to have finally completed 40 posts for The Reluctant Retiree Abroad. That pretty well wraps up my 6 week trip to New Zealand.
Now that I have loaded the last picture I realize that I would never have created a travel blog had I not been retired. For one thing, picture loading proved to be quite time consuming. I suspect that Blogspot may not be the best program for this sort of thing, but the point is, I had the time.
For that matter, I could never have escaped for 6 weeks holiday while working! And it was such a rewarding trip even though the weather was very iffy for most of the time we were away. (I understand that it has shaped up a lot since we came home. Isn't that always the way?)
So, yes, the opportunity to travel sweetens retirement considerably. It might even be the best thing about my new status.