Retirement On The Go

Everything in Lyn Rogers' life is portable, including her address, which changes every day, every week or, as CBS News Correspondent Richard Schlesinger reports, every time she hits the road.

"I always said to myself, 'I will be so glad when I retire, that I don't have to go back home from a vacation,'" she says. "I just keep moving on."

For most of her working life Rogers was a nurse, and when she finally moved on to retirement, she moved out of her house and into her RV with minimum upkeep and constantly changing neighbors.

But space is at a premium in Rogers' home where the bed is stored in the ceiling. Still, she says, she's comfortable.

She's at home on the road 365 days a year.

She says she's not worried about safety.

"Safety isn't really an issue as long as you're sensible," she says. "Just plain old common sense."

Rogers has made it to all 50 states. She flew to Hawaii and knows the back roads like the back of her hand.

"There is so much to do and so many places I want to see," she says. "As long as I can drive safely, I'm going to stay on the road."

She's 72 now, well past the age where many of her peers have settled into a more sedentary routine.

Rogers' lifestyle is, to say the least, unusual, but it's not unique. She's met a lot of fellow travelers on the road, more women than you might imagine, chucking it all for life behind the wheel.

Rogers belongs to a club of RV-ing women, many of whom are retired and keep each other company on their never-ending road trips

"Most of us have been married, and we've raised kids, and we've been really tied down," says Rogers. "Now we're completely free to come and go as we please."

Rogers has already planned her route for the next year or so with a tour of several states. She has the freedom to map out her own life, and that's what drives her.
  • Jaime Holguin

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