Category Archives: Discovery

Stationary Camping

We’ve been in Virginia celebrating the arrival of our first grandson.  Not wanting to upset the balance of family life, we made arrangements for a car to be available and have been staying at the same site for over two weeks at this point.  I’ve never done this before, and It’s been quite an adjustment. We’ve had the same neighbor this whole time, and we look forward to seeing him periodically.  We have water and electricity at the site, and have been careful of our usage of water, so we’ve only been to the dump station once, mostly then because we had the time and I wanted to take care of it. Continue reading

Trip Planning

Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Lodge,

Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Lodge,

Well, we have a trip planned for July and it seemed prudent to make some reservations for the places that we are planning on visiting.  The idea of travelling in a modern RV, (now named Mercedes), and traveling where our whims take us, unfettered by the constraints of daily life and schedule, is obviously so 1970’s it hurts. Continue reading

It Always Starts at the Beginning

I’ve been looking for an RV for several years.  I haven’t been really serious about it.  There was always a job, lack of funds, family, excuses, etc.  I was laid off from a job I really liked in June of 2012, and I really wanted to find something similar.  I discovered/knew that the technical job prospects for a 60 year old white male in a field for young talented college graduates was slim.  I toyed with teaching only to find that the field had dramatically changed in the last ten years.  It was suddenly all about the test and not so much about teaching about a subject, getting kids enthused about learning, and teaching young people about organization. After my first day of substituting,  I was called to the principals office for hands on teaching rather than filling out worksheets like little CPA wannabes.  He never even asked my side of the story.  Not the place for a life long learner and reader. Continue reading