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2oldman

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What would you consider suitable work in your 60s? At your age I'd be selling everything and hitting the Roads and Routes and forgetting about work.. if that's possible. Life is short.

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2oldman wrote:

What would you consider suitable work in your 60s? At your age I'd be selling everything and hitting the Roads and Routes and forgetting about work.. if that's possible. Life is short.


I was working in tech, I'm a systems engineer/manager and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP. Before tech I was an ASE certified Master technician, I can do anything to vehicles. I also can do pretty much anything around a home. With many skill sets I could add to my retirement. Full retirement is not in the cards if I desire to enjoy life at this point.

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The remote coastal towns of the Pacific Northwest won't have too much to offer in the employment lines you say you are certified in. By the time you get close to both the coast and the big cities of Portland and Seattle you are going to find the prices will get very big, very quickly.
If you can work remotely with the Internet Security certification, get the job first, then all you need to find is the right area for you. With a bit of advanced notice and some old fashioned digging around you will be able to find a place to stay with the RV, even if it isn't ideal. Once there you can start looking to move up to better accommodations. Moving and then finding a job is a bit of putting the cart before the horse especially if there isn't a specific area or property you have zero'ed in on.

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Interesting thread. Is it possible with your training and background you could set yourself up as a consultant in the tech industry? If doable and with good internet access your office is wherever you are.

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Try a search on campendium
They have listings specifically of which campgrounds are open in spite of CoronaCrud.

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Gnarley....Here is great Tripadvisor article listing all the campgrounds along the Oregon Coast. Read the whole thing...there are multiple sections, all listed from north to south. Note that this article was written a few years ago, so could have some outdated information.
">regon[emoticon]ater.Rv.Parks.And.Campgrounds.html]Campground listing

You can look up reviews of campgrounds on Good Sam, Campendium, Campground Reviews, to name a few.


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Ha ha ha! I don't know why that blinking smiley face showed up in my post. But when I click on that link, it goes to the right place.

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Being from Southern California, it is inconceivable to me that the weather, environment, life style of Sonoma County, California is less than perfect. When seeking Valhalla beware of leaving paradise.


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As a resident on the Central Oregon Coast I would surmise you are going to have to make some consessions to your wants. Access to large airports is one. Large hospitals and top notch medical service is another. Here in Florence its just over an hour to a decent airport.....and while our local hospital can take care of most matters, serious medical attention is an hour and a half away. Jobs are also problematic. With your skills perhaps the local hospital would be interested.... and we do have a high tech ISP startup....but not many employees. Good luck, wherever you end up.


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As far as RV parks go, you may want to to check the blog in our signature. In particular the 2013 and 2016 trip spent considerable time along the NW coast. The 2016 trip concentrated on Oregon with a month each in Brookings, Florence and Lincoln City. We probably enjoyed the month in Lincoln City the most as it had the most amenities as far as restaurants, crafts stores, etc.

As far as traveling during the pandemic, I don't think you will have any problem other than finding RV parks that are not full. Reservations are pretty well necessary. Check in may be a little different but most RV parks are open and doing a busy season. State parks being open are hit or miss and difficult to stay in for any length of time.


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