You would have thought you were in a Disney movie if you visited our motorhome yesterday. We had to be up before 7 a.m. to pick up my cousin Beverly so we could drive from the far southeast side of Tucson to the far northwest for doctor appointments Terry and Beverly had, starting at 9:30.
Miss Terry has been dealing with allergies or a cold and her new name is Sneezy. And I was Grumpy because I had to get up while I was still Sleepy. When we got to their appointment, there was a Doc, and an airhead working behind the counter named Dopey who tried to tell Terry she’d have to make a new appointment because she couldn’t find the orders for her lab work. Since the appointment was made before we got to town and we have a limited amount of time to be here, Terry quickly became Grumpy and let her know that wasn’t going to happen and they had better come up with Plan B real quick. It took a while, but everything worked out and then we went for lunch at a place called The Egg and I, and we all became Happy. Oh, by the way, I love Beverly to death, but she’s the most naïve and innocent woman I’ve ever known, so we even had our own Snow White!
Yeah, I know that was a pretty Mickey Mouse way to start a blog but I did it because I’m feeling Goofy. Okay, I’m done now.
Yesterday I received an e-mail from my friend Al Hesselbart from the RV Museum, telling me that he had just acquired a book about RVing that was published in 1937. Al said one of its chapters is about fulltiming and paying your way from an RV. The author lists a bunch of ways to support yourself while trailering, including baking, catering, making and selling candy, trailer park babysitting, mending clothes, teaching/tutoring, being an artist, nursing, tailoring, beauty shop, mechanic, electrician, carpenter, photography, writing, restaurant reviews, newspaper, being a doctor or dentist, and such. I found it interesting that I listed some of those same money making ideas in my book Work Your Way Across The USA. And this was in 1937!
Somebody on the Escapees RV Club forum had a link to a free Android app called RV Parky, which is an RV park finder. Created by a fulltimer, the app lists over 25,000 RV parks, campgrounds, rest areas, and WalMarts, including information on the number of RV sites available, and directions from your current location. I downloaded it and it looks pretty good. Check it and tell an RVing friend.
Thought For The Day – It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson