So this is how it begins - with a notion and a great conceit.
We are almost through raising kids and definitely through with the multi-decade job and close the figuring out what to do with rest of our days.
No home by the golf course, no active senior lifestyle, no settling in and waiting for ...what?
This trip is a preliminary venture, a fact finding mission, a test the waters (but see family on the way,) a respite from the lawn mowing and such and perhaps a chance to form a cogent plan.
Laugh not at the word plan, my friend. the exercise is an end in itself.