Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2005



What is different with me?

I do not comprehend why I am cannot do what I used to do? Why am I so reluctant to RV as I did for many years?

In order to get an answer to this question, I used my Archives to check out where I was and what I was doing in March, 2005.

It was surprising to learn that I was very close to where I am right now in 2005. I made a Nite Camp near Red Rock Canyon State Park [Link]. Only about 100 miles from Apple Valley.

Bright gold flowers in the desert!
March 24, 2005


22 comments:

  1. George, I have skied since age 9. I competed for four years on the U of U Ski Team, and altogether for another 10 years on the national ski racing circuit. I have skied recreationally ever since, up to now. But this year I haven't, and really have no real desire to do so even though I am in physically good shape. I believe it is an age-related thing. As we age, we simply lose the desire. It's sad, but at 81 I guess I have to accept it.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      So it's my age that is getting in the way of my wanting to go RVing?

      Did I make a HUGE mistake buying two RV trailers?

      I still am hoping that I will get out there with Scampy!

      George

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    2. I don't know George. But as you know I have a Winnie that I've owned for 14 years and before that a Lazy Daze for 13 years. I used to get out as often as I could on weekends and week long trips and always envied what you were doing. To be honest, I am looking at selling the Winnie because I'll be lucky if I get out more than 3 or 4 weekends this year. The urge just doesn't seem to be there any longer. But I wish you the very best in your endeavors.

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  2. I think it's not only the age but also the problems while driving that will put a damper on the will to leave your comfort zone. Don't try to force yourself to do what unsettles you. Stay safe, leave the other stuff to the younger crowd.

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    1. Hi Vera,

      So far, I have gone camping in Scampy for about a month. Two trips earlier this year.

      George

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  3. Getting old sucks. I use to run 10K and recently finished one but my knees gave out afterwards. I am 71 years old and my body is starting to go even though my mind still thinks it can do it. Reluctantly I have to accept that I can no longer do the things I use to do. I learned not to be restless, enjoy my flower beds and trees...even my room. I still do occasional tent trips and fly to vacation but these things I do when I feel like it. Slow down and smell the roses they say and that is what I'm doing.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      In my opinion, I should be having the time of my life now. I guess that I cannot accept that old age is stopping me. But obviously, I am incorrect.

      Thanks for your comment!

      George

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  4. Nothing stays the same in life, now is an opportunity for you to look for interesting things to do that are comfortable to do right where you are. I know you enjoy plants, and maybe you would enjoy putting up some bird feeders for wild birds...I enjoy taking day trips just to look for birds in Parks, and Wildlife refuges. Many hobbies can take you out for the day and you can be resting peaceful at home by supper time. Maybe this is something you can explore.

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    1. Hi Sondra,

      I am sooooo thankful for your comment. Because I am torn about going out Camping with Scampy.

      Reading your comment helps me put some perspective on camping like that.

      George


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  5. George, Most of us in our 70's hare not doing what did 10 or more years ago. We just do what we can and make the best out of it. You are doing pretty well.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      You feel that I am doing pretty well? Maybe I am physically, But I do not trust my decision making ability very much. Too many mistakes!

      George

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  6. A conundrum that most people would love to have. You have the best of both worlds and in addition, you have your health.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      Thanks for sending me your thinking! Good for me to read how you feel about this thing.

      George

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  7. George - take each day at a time. If you feel like doing something or going somewhere - do it or go. If not enjoy the leisure time. Bill is 80 1/2 and we are already talking about returning to Mazatlan for the winter next year. We just go shorter distances a day and go slower than 5 years ago.

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    1. Thank you, Carol,

      I admire what the two of you do.

      George

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    2. Carol and Bill, you two are amazing.

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  8. Hi George, I have been catching up on your old emails, so can't remember if it was older or if it was recent, but you mentioned having lost weight and that you are eating less. Perhaps you are anemic or otherwise vitamin or mineral deficient and that is why you have less energy? Have you had a physical recently? I know you don't like doctors, but this is something that could be easily found out and fixed.
    Mary Jo

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    1. Good advice for George, Mary Jo.

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  9. There is no way that I can keep up with Carol and Bill nor you George.

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  10. What is your main reason for wanting to go on trips with Scampy? If it is to have eating/sleeping/bathroom facilities available, maybe a campervan might be a better choice than a trailer that requires more effort to take with you.

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  11. Hi George... Glad you took a day trip with Scampy. The difference I see in your life is the interaction with other people... Or the lack of it. The video of Jojoba emphasized the interaction of the residents and the volunteering.
    You have exceptional computer and blogging skills.
    Maybe short run you could offer to mentor people where you are staying .... Help them learn to blog!
    This would accomplish two things (1) meeting and being with these people (maybe only 2 or 3), and (2) volunteering which always rewards the volunteer.
    In my case here in FL I have a 40 year-old 16 ft pontoon boat. I take other residents here in our RV park out fishing. Two rules: they buy the shrimp bait and they clean the fish. Doing this gets me many friends and rewards me with companionship and dinner.

    Hope you consider letting your blogging skill help you. By trying this where you are now you can determine if you want to later do this at Jojoba.

    Just a thought.

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  12. Hi George
    In 2005, yes way back isn't it? I was at an RV show in Minneapolis MN. I so remember Chuby Checker was there, He married a girl from the Netherlands. I'm from that country too so that made a connection. Also I remember my tours through a lot of nice and shiny RVs one of the was a class A Winnebago Vectra. I just found your blog before the show and was so jealous of you traveling and having adventures. Very interesting stuff as a newbie I was reading on your blog every day and I soaked it in every time you made a new post. Dreaming of all the possibilities. I loast track of your blog somewhere in 2010 and started to catch up again. Then finally in 2016 my wife and I bought a Winnebago Vectra and since than I think a lot of you and like to relive your adventures. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for blogging your life here. Hope you are still going strong.

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