Welcome to Dave and Laura’s Dream

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Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire.

We are now both 51, and we both have a passion for travel and a honestly after 30 years of exhaustive work hours, raising kids – often alone while divorced and really thrifty lifestyles, we really want to to retire early.   We both started over – unexpectedly in the prime of our lives. Opened our hearts to new opportunities and met at an online dating site, and now with our 3 year marriage & a merging our two families into one with five kids, we are stronger and happier than we have ever been. 

We have a plan for January 1st, 2021 retirement, we will be 52years old, we have the commitment and we have the dream, now we are trying to figure it out how!

Follow us as we work toward the goal of an early retirement date and whatever adventures we experience along the way.


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56 Replies to “Welcome to Dave and Laura’s Dream”

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  2. Hi and nice to meet you!
    It’s nice to hear your plan and I wish you well, my hubby and I have been trying to come up with an exact date for that ourselves (we are 57 and 58) but sometimes I think its never going to happen, that he will work til he drops!!
    We are in Texas, where were you thinking of retiring to?

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      1. I think I’ve been everywhere in Michigan I spend an enormous amount of time on the west side of State because I do Consulting and I have a large client out that way so I’m out there at least one day per week been to the U P love it would go back again as soon as I get to retire and travel like my goal with Dave is

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    1. You have to dream … right, and we have the details, so that makes it a plan, and I work on that plan every single day. So I guess we will see on Jan 1, 2021 if we can do it and keep it up. Until then I am going to keep working on it. Thanks for the good wishes.


  3. I love this idea! (Both of you starting this blog to document your journey and early retirement!) I am a firm believer that we should enjoy as much of this short life as we can. There is so much to experience.

    I hope and pray that your dreams will come true, that you find the perfect plan to make retirement in 2021 happen and that you will enjoy many years with your newfound family ♥

    Blessings to each of you. 💕 ~ Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly G will be telling you along as well we have two kitties both rescues our favorite kind when is super spicy his name is Henry, I think he is my favorite cat ever, but it’s a close tie, because over my life, we have had so many wonderful cats. David would say without a doubt his favorite cat was blackout his mane coon, who he had many years ago.

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      1. Aww! They each sound adorable! I agree, rescues are the best. They never forget your kindness! God bless you for taking them in!

        I’m glad you shared that with me! I hope to hear more about your stories 🙂 And thank you for the blessings as well. My prayers are with you & your family. 🙏🏼

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  4. Hi Dave & Laura, my husband, Peter Martel, is a Neutron Physicist. You can google him to see some of his work. I post parts of his memoirs everyday in the summer (one paragraph at a time). He wrote a book Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist a few years ago. Now I’m back to art and music with a few reblogs from our younger daughter about Yoga.

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    1. Hi Leslie, I just got home and cooking up some dinner, but checked out your husband Peter Martel. Awesome, I checked out his work, and impressive for sure. I am a diagnostic medical Physicist (laura) David is a robot programmer, so we are geeky about physics, both of us. I will check out his memoirs on your site over the next week. Thanks for that Share, I love it!

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