Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Really, We're Not So Different

Welcome aboard to some new/returning "Followers" recently.  I appreciate all of my Followers very much and hope you enjoy traveling with Bruce and I.  THANK YOU to Terry and Carol Oakley, and to Sam and Donna.  Please feel free to make comments or suggestions, as you please!

I'm trying to get more blogs listed on my "Blog Roll/List" to provide links to other blogger's sites.  I'm working at it slowly.

Bruce was going to do some pre-travel checks on the MH today.  He hasn't been feeling too well the past couple of day since he's come down with some sort of virus, so he can do it in a day or two.  Besides, we had rain showers off and on all day and I didn't want him out in that just getting sicker.  As long as it gets done by Monday, that will be fine.

I began cruising through some of the blogs tonight, reading some posts, leaving comments on some.  I noticed a pattern.  We all enjoy this lifestyle tremendously....part-timer, full-timer, vacationer...whatever.   We all seem to get excited about a new travel plan no matter where that plan will take us.  It also seems that we all get eager when it is time to move on to a new place, even if it is only a few miles down the road.  Many bloggers were writing about new plans in the days or weeks ahead. 

Sometimes when we are traveling down the highway I think about what a funny concept this whole RV thing is.  I mean, how weird is it to be dragging a whole house down the highway from place to place?  Weird, maybe, but totally fascinating to me. 

Top all that excitement off with blogging about those plans and adventures.  I started this blog with the intention of being able to have friends and relatives check in to see where we were at any given time.  In 2006 and 2007, when we took our long trips to Alaska and to Nova Scotia I just sent mass e-mailings to certain people.  The blog makes it so much easier now and there is the added bonus I hadn't thought of or planned for....Followers.  How cool is that? 

I've been able, through the Blogger site, to locate and communicate with so many wonderful RV folks out there.  You are all an amazing, funny, interesting, knowledgeable, fantastic group of people.  I feel that I am a better person for having "met you" through your blogs or your comments to mine.

So my point is, that no matter where we live or what our lives were before blogging, we really aren't all that different.  We share the same passion for seeing new places or revisiting our favorites from past trips.  We share a sense of adventure (OK, some are more adventurous than others) and are ready to experience the unknown.  No matter if we enjoy touring the big city or just hanging out in the country, boondocking or staying in an RV resort, it is a lifestyle we crave.

So we will be leaving Tumwater (already wrote about that) next week.  Our Reader's Digest version of the plan is to go south to I-10...head east....stop off in the Texas Hill Country for just a few days...get back to I-10 after that....go to Florida for almost 3 weeks....go north to Salem, VA.....go north to pick up Hwy. 50 and begin our drive west again.  We plan to be gone from Tumwater from 3/23 until 6/24.   And like everyone else, we're getting pretty excited about moving on.

NOTE:  thanks for all the comments re:  smoke alarm.   (Phyllis...you really crack me up!!!)

Until next time.....so long for now!


Cindy said...

Margie..IH-10 runs on the edge of Seguin. When leaving Johnson City how are you going to connect back to IH-10. We will meet ya'll!! Yeah!!

Hugs Cindy

Jerry and Suzy said...

I-10 also runs right past Benson, AZ, but we hope to be fairly far from Benson about the time you pass this way. We'll have to wait and see. Would love to get together and howdy a bit!

Gypsy said...

I think there is a restlessness in the American spirit, and many of us choose to chase it down. Then we find it can never be satisfied, so we have to keep moving. What a life!

Ken and Nanette said...

I liked what you said about meeting people through blogging.

We can only consider those that read ours as an extended family.

We have asked questions of them and received the greatest responses.

Your blog is one to certainly follow -- your writing style and the personality that shines through is such an attraction for us followers.

Keep up the great work and thank you for allowing us a peek into your adventures!

Ken and Nanette

Rick and Paulette said...

Well said, Margie! As far as RV'ing is concerned, I've always felt it's each to his own. All I know is our RV Park was pretty full this year and when we were out in the desert, we noticed a lot of boondockers too. As long as you're enjoying whatever style you choose, it's great!

Ali said...

Hi Bruce and Margie.

First off, sure hope Bruce gets to feeling better real soon and that you don't catch it Margie.

I enjoy your blog as you share the day to day happenings along with your plans. We are in the final days before we start our new adventure and there is definitely lots of planning going on.

Wishing you a great day! Who knows maybe we will see you along the road somewhere.

Wild Blue Yonder said...

Well said! I think with people you either have the "itch" or you don't. I have lots of people at my work envious about my plans, and then some who aren't sure, so they aren't so envious. In fact some think I'm downright crazy. How crazy will I be when it's -35 with a -40c windchill here, and I'm in Mexico enjoying the warmer temps and the waves crashing over the ocean.
It's a great adventure, life. you only get to go around it once, so you need to make it what you want and not worry about the dreamkillers.

Cheers! We shall definitely meet up somewhere in person!!

Marlan at RV52 said...

Sheri and I will be at Millers Creek in Johnson City in March part of April. Maybe we can meet you guys there?

Terry & Carol said...

Hi Margie, I have been following your blog for some time now because your the only one that takes pictures of the campgrounds you stay in.I have seven months to go till we hit the road full time, and we have never been to the west coast. If you can, we would like to see more pictures of your stops at campgrounds.(for our places to stay book) Thanks for the ride.
Terry & Carol Oakley