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#10 - I am retired public school administrator. I started as a 3rd grade teacher, became an elementary principal, then JH/HS principal, then finished my education career as an assistant superintendent.
#9 - I am married to my high school sweetheart - Clinton. We've been married for 30 years!
#8 - We have one son - Russell - who is married to our wonderful daughter-in-law Hannah.
#7 - My dogs Charlie (Schnauzer) and Truman (poodle mix) are my other boys!
#6 - I like to use exclamation points and lists a lot!
#5 - I love to go camping! State parks are my happy places!
#4 - I have a sister that was born on the day I graduated from high school!
#3 - I am obsessed with Google maps! I spend hours everyday virtually traveling!
#2 - I love to try new recipes every single day!
#1 - I am a Christian and my faith in God is what really makes me a Happy Camper!
I created this blog years ago when we bought another fixer upper and I wanted to document our progress on our house, as well as share some recipes. When after I retired, I deleted all my old posts and focused solely on travel. Now I think I've finally settled on a mission with Happy Camper Life. After much soul-searching, I decided what excites me the most is inspiring others to live happier lives but without spending a lot of money. I truly love a good bargain - when traveling, when shopping, when eating. So you will see a variety of topics here - budget travel, budget shopping, budget decorating, budget eating - because in the end I think we all want to live a HAPPY CAMPER LIFE!