E32 Retiring in Warwick, Rhode Island, with an Asheville, North Carolina stopover
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Rhode Island is the new Florida! says Warwick, Rhode Island resident Colleen Kelly Mellor, and her life partner Paul Wesley Gates. These two visited various popular retirement destinations before falling in love with Asheville, North Carolina. For 9 years, they enjoyed winters in Asheville and summers in Warwick, but a fluke accident on a mountain road and the crisis that followed forced them to reconsider their lives. On Episode 32 of Retire There with Gil & Gene, find out what led the couple from Warwick to Asheville and back to Warwick!

Colleen’s compelling, humorous and informative 2018 book about her retirement experience is Boomerrrang… the amazing journey of two New England boomers… How they chose their dream retirement home... And why they left…    https://www.amazon.com/Boomerrrang-Amazing-Journey-England-Retirement-ebook/dp/B079VR7PV6/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=boomerrrang&qid=1620546741&s=books&sr=1-1

Colleen also wrote two children’s books, Grandpa and the Truck and Grandpa and the Truck 2, both available at https://grandpaandthetruck.com/

Colleen’s TED Talk is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztTKso7IPM8&ab_channel=TEDxTalks

Colleen’s website is https://www.colleenkellymellor.com/

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