A few days ago I told you about an e-mail I got from a 76 year old woman who is a regular blog reader who “ran away from home” at age 76 and is spending her first winter as a solo RV snowbird. This was over the objections of her adult children, who think she has lost her mind and have assured her she’s doomed to some terrible fate all alone and far from home.
Alone? No way! I guarantee you that she will have as many friends out here as she wants, both among the solo RVers, as well as RVing couples. This extended family of ours is always happy to welcome a new member.
No matter if you are single or married, male or female, gay or straight, black, white, brown, yellow, or green, you’ll find a home among the RVing community. In addition to the big RVing clubs like Escapees, FMCA, and Good Sam, there are dozens of smaller clubs, and special chapters of larger RVing clubs to meet every need or interest.
The Escapees RV Club has over 50 Birds of a Feather (BOF) groups, covering everything from amateur radio enthusiasts, to beaders, baby boomers, AA members, former police officers and firemen, disabled RVers, writers, artists, gays, woodcarvers, and families with children, to name just a few. The Family Motor Coach Association has its own sub-groups covering a wide variety of interests.
Solo RVers have many opportunities to socialize and learn from each other, including clubs like Loners on Wheels (LOW) and Wandering Individuals Network (WIN). Women RVers can find friendship and support with members of RVing Women, while those traveling with children might want to look into Family Campers & RVers (FCRV) and Families on the Road. For those with physical disabilities, the Handicapped Travel Club is a fine resource, offering many benefits to its members.
Yes, that 76 year old solo RVer might be alone from time to time, but she never has to be lonely.
Congratulations Becki Cullipher, winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Miss Terry’s Kitchen. We had 330 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Speaking of books, my friend Steven Thomas has two new books out in his Gretch Bayonne action adventure series; Rabbits Never Die and The Hollywood Murders, all set back in the good old days of the silver screen.
Another talented author friend of mine, Mona Ingram, also has a new book out titled Forever Christmas, the fifth book in her popular Forever romance series. Check them out, there’s a lot of good reading there.
Thought For The Day – I’ve realized that no matter how much I diet, I’m never going to get down to my original weight. But that’s okay, 7 pounds 8 ounces is just not realistic.
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And the Escapees have started a whole new branch called Xscapers for the generation X people. Most of them are young and have families. It was started at the Tucson Escapade last spring and really took off.