Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
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I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here
The motorhome is parked in Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’m scheduled to depart here June 2nd.
And it’s not for the good!
According to Google… Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher has been quoted as saying…
“change is the only constant in life.”
Over my 78 years of life, I’ve found this statement to be true on a regular basis. My life has changed many times throughout the years.
RVing has been a part of my life since 1964. Full-time since 1995… and has been constantly changing.
Once upon a time…
I used to primarily boondock (no hookups to utilities such as water, sewer and electricity), no longer so.
Used to be able to arrive at a campground and get a campsite without a reservation, no longer so.
Travel upon the roadways with far fewer vehicles and polite drivers, no longer so.
Travel in a relaxed manner and not have to deal with road rage and idiot drivers, no longer so.
Roadways in general were usually in great or at least good condition, no longer so.
Never used to see RV’s like the one below, no longer so.
The primary reason behind these changes are many more people and many more vehicles.
In the last 10 years or so, the RVing manufacturing industry has been turning out about 500,000 units a year and they are not building any new campgrounds. Can you see the problem?
In the last couple of days I ran across these links identifying some of these issues…
In this one the RVing Industry Association indicates nearly 15 million RVers will hit the road for this Memorial Day weekend…
In this one the title reads… The future of RVing is not necessarily pretty…
This one indicates “State park campgrounds…full to the seams…
And with these and other related subjects, I’m personally finding my enjoyment of the RVing lifestyle changing. I used to enjoy traveling scenic, well-cared-for roadways with a lot fewer drivers, no road rage and not having to make campground reservations months in advance. No longer so!
And with these changes, I see more changes coming in to my personal RVing life. I’ll be providing more information in future blogs. Till then…
I hope you enjoyed the commentary and photo.
Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 64 degrees.
Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!
The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…
Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison
“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain
My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…
On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!
Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
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