Saturday, April 21, 2018

Studying History

My goal to become educated with my study of history seems to be going well. During the past few days, I've used the History Vault [Link] to learn about Confucious, Albert Einstein, and Michelangelo.

Learning by using videos is much more exciting for me than reading a book. I never drift off to sleep watching these videos. While reading a book often puts me to sleep in minutes.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Busy Bees

The Scampy Team has been very busy today.

➜ We watched the last half of the movie, "A Bridge Too Far", which tells the story of the failure of Operation Market Garden which was conceived by British General Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. Great movie!

➜ During breakfast, we watched the beginning of History Vault's "Story of Confucious."

➜ Filled both propane tanks and gassed up Señor Tránsito.

➜ Dumped Scampy's holding tanks and filled her fresh water tank.

➜ Visited Little Guy Trailers to see their Meer Kat trailer [Link].

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Best days

I have three best friends. One of these friends is Evie, my former wife! Amazing, huh?

A couple days ago Evie and I were talking on the phone. We were talking about our daughter Johana, who just found herself a great job. We both are so happy about that!

Then our conversation turned to our own lives. Evie is 77 and I am 80 years old. Both of us are secure financially and are both doing what we want to do. We both agree that right now we are living our best days.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mark Twain

This morning as I ate breakfast [1-egg up, 1-slice rye toast with raspberry jam, apple juice], the History Vault's story of the life of Samuel Clemens [Pen name -Mark Twain] played on my Mac computer.

Mark Twain fascinates me. With no education beyond his 11th year, he managed to become a skilled Mississippi riverboat pilot. He worked as a journalist and author. Twain became a world traveler.

He married Olivia with whom he had four children. They built a lovely home in Hartford, Connecticut. Twain became a wealthy man thru his writing and lost most of his fortune due to investments that went sour. Twain repaid his debts from earnings made by writing and lecturing.

I find that I'm intrigued by all that Mark Twain did in his life.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The best person I can be

My life's goal is to be the best person I can be. Sometimes, I get off track. Hopefully, not for very long.

I've signed up for the History Vault [Link]. Continuing my education is part of my life's goal.

24 Hour Fitness is part of my life's goal as well. I want to increase the depth of my workouts with cardio exercise. I've not been doing cardio exercise because, for me, it's not as much fun working out with weights. In order to take the "grind" out of my cardio, I plan to entertain myself with Audible Books. Recently I bought "The Cider House Rules" and "MASH" in Audible format.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Good health is popular

At the 24 Hour Fitness on Balboa Avenue, there are a lot of ladies working out. When I first began working out in the 1970s, hardly any women worked out.

Curious, I asked some of the ladies in the gym club, why they worked out? Good health is very popular now, was the answer. Also, feeling good is a reason for exercising at the gym.

Group classes are very popular with the ladies!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

RV Life in San Diego

I've Blogged to you about how fantastic it is to be a street camping RVer in San Diego. RVers in the past have not had it so good because of strict law enforcement of camping on the street regulations. However, things have changed!

Police still come around. However, for some reason, they stopped hassling RVers. Even in prime areas near the beach in Mission Bay.

I have two RV friends, Nick and Natasha, who camp for a week at a time without moving. I spent a couple of hours this afternoon talking with them in the Rose Marie Starns South Shore Park. These two young people live in a Blue Bird school bus conversion. It's huge!

Recently Nick and Natasha spent a week camping at Mariner's Point. Dozens of RVs camp there too. Of course, this is free camping!

This 5th Wheel has all slideouts extended. 
Leveled out. Generator running. At South Shore.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Great Movies

Recently I viewed two movies that resonated deep within me. Both movies brought up emotions that made me cry!

"The Color Purple" tells the story of Celie, a young black girl living in the early 1900s. The movie portrays Celie's life when she is beaten down but in the end, after 30 years, comes out on top.

"The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" is the true story of Gladys Aylward who knew that she was meant to live in China as a missionary. No matter what obstacles she met, Gladys persevered. It was the last of the movie that struck me! Where Gladys leads the children thru the mountains to escape the Japanese army.

Click this [Link] to view "The Color Purple."
Click this [Link] to view "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness."


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Street camping

It used to be a challenge to street camp in the San Diego area. As late as a few months ago, I never observed flagrant disregard for No Parking/No Camping signs here.

Over recent weeks, I began to see a few RVs Nite Camped in San Diego. They were here and there. Not many in one place.

Then, suddenly over a day or so, the RVs street camping here boomed! And, a lot of these RVs are leveled out too! Dropping leveling jacks. Blocking up tires.

I've been camping away from RV parks since I first bought MsTioga in 2003. Since then, I never observed anything like what is happening around here now.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I did it?

Readers have pointed out that the type of yellow paint on Scampy was not auto paint. This means that I sideswiped that yellow paint onto Scampy myself. The paint would have come from a pole. A 43" tall pole. Because that pole contacted Scampy's door lock. And Scampy's door lock is 43" above the pavement.

If this is correct, then those paint marks had to be put on Scampy before I went into 24 Hour Fitness. Also, I would have had to miss seeing those yellow paint marks when I locked Scampy's door.

It's a mystery!