I recently came across this post on a blog called “Why RV?” I found the article to be interesting and wanted to share it with my readers. I think it really describes the join and kindness that goes hand in hand with the RVing lifestyle. Where else can you throw a huge group of people from all walks of life into boxes and put them side by side, and everyone still has a great weekend. If you have any experiences to share please comment below. And as usual Safe Travels and Happy RVing!
Although we are only 6 years into our camping life, we have met some wonderful people and had some great times. And also have spent lots of money we didn’t have, too. We are on our 3rd RV already, and looking for our 4th. We see older ones that are being used that shows the love people have for their Rv’s. Some of these RV’s look better than brand new high-end diesel pushers. There are a lot of people out there that are perfectly fine with what they have. There are those that live full-time in their RV’s.
Those that have seasonal sites.
Those that just use theirs on weekends.
Those that use it weekends and a family vacation here and there. (This is the group we fall into.)
I respect all and every RVer, or do we call them/us campers. Is there a difference? Some people will say the only camping is tent camping. Well, my back can’t take tent camping anymore. So, I prefer to do my “camping”in an RV.
The people Along The Way
RVers, or campers, are just about the friendliest group of people you will meet. If there is a newbie in the campground, rest assured, help is only a fire ring away.
Even if your dog lifts his leg on a fellow camper, there’s a good chance even the victim will get a good laugh over it. Yes, Our Bull Mastiff did this to our neighbor 1 weekend..
But I think the most interesting, and friendliest couple we ever met while camping, was a couple we met during our first year of camping. the husband was retired, and his wife was a school teacher who was retiring either that year or the next. That would make it 05 or 06. I think they were from St Louis. Missouri.
It went down something like this. We pulled in to Sun Valley campground near Morgantown, Pa on Friday. There was a Bounder Motor home already next to us. Later I noticed a small grill on the picnic table. The grill was smoking for hours. I told Kim that maybe they went away and forgot about it. No worries, if they weren’t planning on eating, then I would have handled that. Boy did that smell great. Found out later it was 2 HUGE steaks, he was cooking slow.
Anyway, eventually, a tall thin man with dirty gray hair and beard emerged. Grabbed his food, said hello, and went back in to enjoy their meal.
Later, him and his wife, a shorter woman, with long dark hair, came out and introduced themselves. Now, here’s a coupe in their mid 60’s, and we are in our mid 30’s at the time. We talked for hours. They told us about their travels, about Silver Dollar City, about their kids, and that they were on their way to their daughter’s house in Philly.
The man, I’m terrible with names, sorry, And I talked for hours while Kim and his wife also conversed.
This couple touched our lives, and they have no clue. They made us realize just what RVing is all about. Here’s a retired couple, from halfway across the country, and for a weekend, they are our neighbors. Our closest friends. Then, all of a sudden, that is the last you ever know of them. The memory remains. And what is RVing and camping all about. Making memories.
So, if anyone runs into an African-American couple, now around 70, from Missouri, he was tall with greyish hair and beard, she was short, with long dark hair, and a retired school teacher, driving a 1996 Bounder in great shape. PLEASE tell them, their weekend friends from Sun Valley Campground in PA in 2005 said hello!
Happy Camping Everyone
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