“You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
I find that there are no two RVers alike. We come from all walks of life and many different lifestyles. We can't be put into any category except the one that says "go". It always seems to be whats around the next bend that interests us, be it a new place, new friends, a new experience or a new job.
We keep ourselves going by the sheer adventure of it all. Most of us left our homes and families to see what exactly is out there. A new front yard wherever we go. New friends to be found and old friends to run in to.
We do get "...mixed up with many strange birds" (that's the part for you Bob) :) and most of them become friends whether we see each other once a year or once a lifetime. That's my favorite part of RVing, the road friends. In our gate guard adventure we've made some good ones...Mary and Jack, Bob and Gaby, Katie and Tim, Mike and Diana, Susan and Bob, Patty and Rich and the best gate boss ever, Cheryl McCollum. Our festival life has brought us people we see every year at every festival and hugs are always a requirement and heartfelt.
This year of gate guarding was a little more challenging than the first two but we enjoyed it just as much. We wish we could have spent more time with the Cotulla area guards and made even more friends but being too busy is just one of the downsides of being a gate guard.
We recouped in South Padre at a very nice county park on the beach with our good friends Cindy and Ernie and are almost ourselves again (whatever that is and always evolving). We are now on our way home, slowly, and look forward to seeing our kids, grand kids and friends. As we work through the summer and fall we will be looking forward to returning to the oil patch and the friends we have made there. Be safe, try to stay cool and above all "...never mix up your right foot with your left.”
The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour, Ride the Dark Trail