I know it’s not nice but if you’re an experienced RVer, you have to admit that watching newbies set up is always fun. Yesterday morning some folks pulled in next to us with the requisite shouted directions, managed to get the campground utilities hooked up, and then spent the next 90 minutes trying to aim a tripod TV dish. Three people, all doing something different, and sometimes undoing what the other guy just did! I told Terry I couldn’t decide whether to go outside and offer advice or just set back and watch the show.
They weren’t quite as funny as the couple we watched right here at the Pima County Fairgrounds a couple of years ago that had Terry and I and our friends Greg and Jan White in stitches. They had half the fairgrounds to park in and a couple dozen pull through sites to choose from, and still couldn’t get it done! You can read about the show at this link to my blog post about it. It was so funny Greg grabbed my Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera to film the action!
Yeah, we’ve all been there. Soon after we began fulltiming we spent a week at a campground somewhere along Interstate 5 in California and got to know quite a few people. The day we left, a bunch of them came out and started waving at us and I mentioned to Miss Terry how nice they all were, coming out to see us off that way. I honked the horn and waved right back. It wasn’t until I pulled through the gate and happened to glance in my side view mirrors that I realized that ALL of our window awnings were still out! Of course, there was no way I was going to stop then! At least I did drive slow enough along the freeway frontage road that Miss Terry didn’t have too much trouble leaning out the windows to unhook the awning straps. Who says I’m not a considerate husband!
If you’re too sympathetic to spend your time laughing at newbies but still need a chuckle, check out Michael S. Hunter’s Beat Down 1 – Clones, a fun little book about a larger than life wrestler who can breathe underwater, chew through steel, and send messages in radio frequencies only a dog can hear, with a cast of characters that includes beautiful women, arch enemies, and a talking shark. Yeah, it’s goofy, but I bet it will make you smile. Especially if you drink a couple of glasses of wine first. It’s free on Amazon.
Today I go back to the VA hospital to get my stitches out, and tomorrow we plan to head for Yuma. A lot of people have asked why we’re not going to Quartzsite to join the hordes of dry campers already there. The hordes of dry campers already there are pretty much why we’re not. We’ve been there and done that, fought the traffic to get across town and been crushed in the crowd inside the Big Tent. It’s just not our thing. Once we get parked and settled in in the Foothills, we’ll probably drive up for a day trip later in the week to try and touch base with some of our friends.
Thought For The Day – I’m a dyslexic, agnostic insomniac. I stayed up all night wondering if there was a dog.