It has only been 6 months since we moved into the park. What started as innocent hunters and gatherers - we made ourselves comfortable in our immediate surroundings, but it now seems somewhat excessive...
Friday, September 23, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
The decision has been made; a road trip is eminent.
The ball is in my court as a month on the road will test one's organizational skills. This length of time on the road presents the usual hurdles involving what to take and what to store.Where I am a minimalist, the wife is a " maximalist."
Let's just use shoes as an example. I believe a pair of sandals, one pair of sneaks and one of hiking will suffice. The wife informed me that she would need one tote dedicated to shoes. I innocently asked how many high- heeled shoes she thought would be necessary for what essentially will be a camping, biking and hiking trip.
I think the look I received indicated at least two.
The wife is wondering how many football games might break out...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
One of the major benefits of living in a motorhome is that you can make plans and then change them two hours later.
"How about we go back out on the road," I ask the wife.
She responds by saying, "Sounds good, come up with a plan."
As the plan is formulating, four or five completely legitimate alternatives circle the grey matter. The most important factor is considering what makes the most sense weather wise. Death Valley in August is just stupid. As is Frisco, Colorado in January.
I have heard many say that the planning of a trip is actually one of the best parts of the trip. So, if that's true, the wife and I are literally living one of the best parts of a vacation on a daily basis.
We must, because of lease laws, vacate the current address for 30 days and then we can return. So the options at this point seem endless. The wife and I are very much enjoying our, sometimes, hourly conversations about the possibilities.
" I'm no longer sure what the question is, but I do know that the answer is " Yes. " Leonard Bernstein
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Early this morning, our young neighbor in the RV / trailer park could hear our blender.
" Making Pina Coladas?" he asked. Which is telling in so many ways. One is being so close to your neighbors it gives them insight into your life. It may be that you have made one too many 'Coladas this summer.
Our answer to his question was no.
The Wife and I have decided to take some time off from summer cocktailing.
I had been on a self- imposed quest to enjoy all of August because, well, life can be hard.
It's been said that one either has a good liver or not, and has nothing to do with alcohol intake. I sincerely hope this is true.
Anyway, I am not partaking for a time to be determined by my will-power.
I will keep you posted...
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Last month's blog posts were brought to you by The Husband- who thinks he deserves to celebrate his birthday for an entire month- like a teenage girl.
|Pam and The Husband(on the right) playing croquet.|
The problem is- I indulge his funny, joie de vivre lifestyle- but someone has to be the grown-up, and that my friends, is me.
While he is at the beach sitting next to pretty girls and cute gay guys, I am back at the homestead writing articles. While he is riding his bike down the coast highway I am back at the RV looking for more writing gigs so we can afford to eat.
Those damn mai tais don't grow on trees, ya know!
To be fair, the only check that is regularly deposited in our bank account like clockwork is his social security check and pension from the Grocers Union- so I suppose he can run/jump/and play all he wants- but next year- can we keep it to a 15- day celebration, because I can't keep up!
Thursday, September 1, 2016
When one intentionally overindulges, he should expect consequences.
Because it makes sense, as scientists have said, that for every action there is a similar reaction. So my bingingshould have created equally negative consequences. Happily, I can tell you that my overindulgences have caused no negative consequences!