Friday, September 09, 2016

Why did I stop RVing?

Have you followed my Blog for a very long time? For years?

Do you know the answer to "Why did I stop RVing?"

I'll give you some hints:
  • It's not because MsTioga got wrecked.
  • It's not because of my age.
  • It is not because I got tired of being an RVer.
  • It is not a $money$ issue.
So, what is the thing that made me stop RVing? Hmmmmm? 
[Nobody on The Team believes that you will ever, ever guess the right answer.]

Maybe this guy knows!

PS: Do you believe that this guy will ever RV boondock again?



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    1. Hi Barney,

      So, what was the new thing? Apartment life?

      Sorry, Barney! That is not itS!

      Tioga George

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  2. After following your blog for many, many years, I have learned this about you. You NEVER SAY NEVER.
    Therefore, what the future holds for you can't be encapsulated in either a "yes" or a "no"!

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    1. Hi Scott,

      So, your answer to the question, "Why did I stop RVing?" is a nebulous, "...cant be encapsulate..." Hmmmmm?

      Do think the Readers and The Team will buy into that one? I award you with a "Major Try" medal. A gold one!

      Tioga George


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  3. I thought you were pretty bummed out over your experience in Mexico and decided to seek less adventure.

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    1. Hi Jerald,

      You are correct about "bummed out." I definitely was that!

      Good try! But, not it.

      Tioga George


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    1. Hi WO,

      I like that answer. Sorta like or similar to, "life". A little broad though. Don'tcha think?

      You are on the right track though !

      Tioga George

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  5. Yes, only your health issues have caused you to take a detour; but now...you're back on track and unstoppable!

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    1. Hi JJ,

      The answer is harder than just, "...health issues..". This "thing" that happened to me was health related. More close to, medically related, though.

      HINT: It went on for about 1-1/2 years!

      Tioga George


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  6. PTSD ,from discovering your 2 friends murdered . Did you ever wake up at night with that image in your head .
    I don't think you will boondock again .You will have your twayler and lot set up as a house would be .
    Best of luck
    Dave

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    1. Hi Dave,

      It is NOT PTSD. Sorry!

      I've never dreamt about that murder scene. When I think about it though, I am able to see the pictures in my mind's eye. Terrible!

      So, you don't believe that I will boondock again? Interesting.

      Tioga George

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  7. Blacking out and waking up in a field near Bakersfield inside a crumbled Tioga surrounded by emergency medical personnel would permanently rearrange the brainwaves of any ardent trekker. This unfortunate event forced you to concentrate more on apparent serious health issues and resulted in the uncomfortable pause of rv travels. I full timed solo for 15 years in an Alfa fiver. Wanderlust is woven into our DNA. It’s how we voyaged here from sub-saharan Africa. Apartments and stick home mute this safari impulse. George, your recent purchase and plans demonstrate that you are regaining your strength and courage that was temporarily silenced by the above described accident and also being overly medicated. The fog has lifted. Me...I traded the fifth wheel for higher grounds and now journey on a Honda Goldwing motorcycle. Happy travels!

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    1. Hi Granbo,

      The accident that destroyed MsTioga, hardly affected me at all. I was not conscious from Interstate 5 to where MsTioga came to rest in the farmer's field. When I became conscious again, I was sitting in the driver's seat wondering how I got in the middle of that field.

      I did not know MsTioga's condition at that time. Didn't find out until returning to MsTioga in the tow yard. About 10 days later.

      Is your answer to: "Why did I stop RVing?", the result of that March, 2014 accident? Sorry, no.

      Honda Goldwing. Nice!

      Tioga George

      PS: Thank you sooooo much for your referral to Diamond Valley RV Park. I didn't stay there. Manager and I could not agree on terms.


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  8. I think you just got lonely and realized that you needed the social connection of being in one place for a while. Internet presence is one thing, but actual contact is another. Thank you for being so inspiring in every step of the journey, even the stationary one.

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    1. Hi Brenda,

      Lonely? Nope, that's not it!

      Actually, I'm a pretty gregarious kind of guy. Have tons of social stuff going on, nearly "all" the time.

      Thank you sooooo much for your "inspiring" comment! 😎

      Tioga George


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  9. You haven't given up the Wonderlust So that' doesn't sound likethe issue
    Because of your heart problem caused you to damage your RV
    Those two incidences In-turn put you in a holding pattern
    If they hadn't had happened your Wonderlust would still be out there
    Doing the things that you enjoy the best
    Now seeing as how you brought a new trailer and committed to a long term RV park
    And it's not the. $$$$
    It sounds like Mr. G is missing something

    So I'll take a stab at what I think Mr. G, is up to
    I think we can rule out Mr.G,s going to be a rabbi. Even so he probably make a darn good one
    And we know he,s not going to run on the Democratic or Republican presidential ticket even so he probably make a better one

    Number 1. Explore Europe ???
    Number two. Re-explore Mexico
    number 3 But it sure would be nice if Mr. G had a girlfriend ???
    Number 4. Buy a bigger bad ford f350 to haul that fancy new RV all around the country again. (But I think that be a longshot )
    So as Old Paul Harvey used to say Will standby for,,,, NEWS,,,,,


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    1. Hi Mr. Ed,

      The question is: "Why did I stop RVing?"

      It seems that your comment answers:
      "Why I might go RVing again."

      In any case, "Sorry, that's not it."

      Tioga George

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  10. I don't think you ever "gave up" on RVing george. You had the medical issue that lead to your close call and to Ms. Tioga being wrecked and you just decided to take some time off to think and to plane the next chapter of your life.

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Good thinking, Croft. However, my taking "time off", wasn't voluntary. I had open heart surgery, and needed time to recover.

      Your comment doesn't answer correctly:
      "Why did I stop RVing?

      I'll let you know this though. You are on the right track!

      Tioga George

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  11. As I recall. Your friend in Mexico (fiberglass repair business) was killed and shortly after, you were heading to California for something but had a medical issue and went off the road. The Tioga was towed and not in good condition. I think RVing quit you. I don't remember you "quitting" as a conscious decision. I've been enjoying your thoughts on aging and keeping independence. My 80 year old mom is going through that now. I have more appreciation for what she goes through as you articulate it so well. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Steve,

      My friends that were murdered owned a body shop and also were excellent with fiberglass. Father and son were murdered in 2013. I had my big time accident in 2014.

      This accident occurred because the lower chamber of my heart stopped beating for about 30 seconds. If 60 seconds, I would be dead! According to my doctors.

      Is your answer, "....RVing quit you"?..... Nope, not it.

      Thank you for your "enjoying" comment! 😎

      Tioga George


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  12. Yep, it was Health Issues that stopped the RVing but that does not mean it can't start again ☺️

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Well, you are heading in the right direction. The reason that I stopped RVing was health related. Actually though, it was more the RESULT of a "medical" issue.

      So, is your comment kind of asking the question, am I going to start RVing again? Hmmmmm?

      Tioga George


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    2. Yep, you bet - would love to see you in Mazatlan in 2017.

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  13. I think you never stopped rving -- you just took a break.

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    1. Hi Sheila,

      Nope. Not it.

      Tioga George

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  14. I think you're on a slow return. I sure hope so!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      You think? I am wondering if you are correct?

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  15. George, my recollection is that due to an undiagnosed (at the time) condition, you could no longer safely drive the long distances typical of RVers. You needed to nap every hour or so, right? I always thought that had something to do with the heart condition that emerged later, but maybe not? I recall you seriously considering building a little casita, etc., again in response to a limited driving range. But if you got that conditioned sorted out and can safely drive distances now, you could certainly be an RVer, full time or part time, as you wish. You were a master at it, obviously, and inspired hundreds.

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  17. My husband has had a lot of health issues this past 3 years. Dealing with these issues we have grown quite attached to our Doctors and other health professionals. We also have learned all the ins and outs associated with our Health Insurance/Medicare. We would not want to venture too far from these professionals or start all over with another insurance plan. Perhaps that is why you quit RVing.

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  18. You lost your driver's license, or couldn't renew it, for health reasons?

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  19. I think that your accident lead you to the conclusion that you could black out and cause an accident that killed someone else. It was important to determine what caused you to black out. That took tests and time. Staying in an RV, reminded you that the wanderlust life is still in your heart. I think you might travel more, but not by driving an RV. Wanderlust by train and plane is still wanderlust.

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  20. Did you suffer from Depression after your open heart surgery?

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  21. You stopped because you needed treatment and recovery and you thought about your safety and other people's safety i.e. you might hurt someone if you cannot control your vehicle due to things you cannot control like heart attack.

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  23. Hi George! I just checked in to see how you are doing and found this post. I am happy to find you in great spirits and healthy too, I hope.In answer to your question, I think you need an RV to continue rv'ing, soooo you have to buy one first. Maybe you are still looking for the right one or did you find it? :)
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