Monday, December 25, 2017

Home

Dear Readers
Merry Christmas!


Where Is Home?

8:44am:
I am guessing, that most RVers develop a new definition of "Home." I am no exception. Home for me is not a place. Not a location.

Home is being inside Scampy. And, oh my, how at home I am there!

For example, maybe I am returning to Scampy after grocery shopping. I stop with the shopping cart at the side of Scampy's door. Pass my groceries thru the door on to the floor. Then enter.

As soon as I enter, I feel the comfort. That feeling kind of removes the outside from my consciousness. The outside is still there. I still hear it. Still see it thru the window or doorway. But I am no longer a part of the outside.

Because now I am inside my Home

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9:58am:
Boid explorimg
Apparently, I have not learned my lesson from losing Boid #1 in Mexico in 2009. I still allow Baby Boid to exit his cage.

As I Blogged on the day Boid #1 flew away forever, I just am not able to cage up my Baby Boid [Link].

Boid chewing papers on my desk
[Boid #1 on the day he flew away forever]


3:00pm:
Friends
I met my two best friends in 2003. That was the year that began my Tioga and George Vagabonding Journey. Their names are John Porter and Pete Olson.

These two guys found my Blog in their search for RVing information.  

As it got close to November, 2003, John invited me to his home for Thanksgiving. Since then, I've been invited there many times for holidays. We have also RV'd together.

I met Pete in early 2004. He lived in the Sonoma, wine country area. I have RV'd with Pete also.

Christmas Supper
I have the honor of being invited today for Christmas supper over at John & Mimi's home.

Phone
I spoke with Pete on the phone yesterday. He and Frederika are traveling in Arizona.

Note: I've been close to John and Pete ever since. When I was going thru the crisis of my Son David's death, these two guys gave me the support that got me thru those bitter times.


29 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas George, hope you enjoy your "home" for many more years. Steve & Carol

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, Steve & Carol!πŸŽ„


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  2. Here's wishing you and the team a healthy, safe New Year, filled with new adventures.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      May this be your very best year! ❤️

      George


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    1. Thank you sooooo much!πŸŽ…

      George



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  4. Merry Christmas George πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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    1. Merry Christmas Michael! 😍

      George


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  5. Merry Christmas to you also Mr. George and Baby Boid! Scampy is truly your home and your picture shows the feelings you have about it being home! And Boid is the best friend to have along with you on your travels. Have a happy day today and always.

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    1. Road,

      Your comment is a very lovely card!

      Merry Christmas to you πŸ˜‡

      George



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    2. Love reading your insights George. I understand the home part. My wife and i have been in LA for 3 weeks visiting daughter and family. Now will be heading for Florida. It is home inside the motorhome. We have a 2800 ft home and 2000 foot cottage and i think we are most at home in this 38 ft motorhome. Keep on keeping on George.

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    3. Hi Bob,

      Thank you sooooo much for your, "Love reading your insights...." compliment!

      Also, for sharing your story about , ".....home inside the motorhome....".

      George

      PS: Merry Christmas!
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  6. Merry Christmas George! Looking forward to your travels in 2018.

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    1. Hi Linwood!

      Merry Christmas to you.

      George

      PS: I am also looking to RVing in 2018!

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  7. Merry Christmas George, thank you for your very entertaining blog!

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    1. Melvin,

      That's a wonderful compliment for me to read!

      Merry Christmas,
      George

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  8. Baby Boid is so cute. I remember that the other parakeets escaped because you forgot they were out of their cages and opened the door. How about some type of reminder system? We used to put a post-it note on the door with STOP written on it in big letters to remind us that our little guy was out. It really works!

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    1. Hi Sue,

      I have been working on a full-proof No Escape system.

      The note does not work for me. I get used to the note, then do not pay attention any more.

      I believe that I have got to figure out a way to NOT prop Boid's cage door open. If I am able to that, Boid will always be in my sight when he is outside of his cage.

      George

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  9. Trim baby boids wing feathers on ONE side. Very easy to do..he can still get around but the uneven lengths of his feathers will keep him from getting "lift" and flying away.

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    1. Thank you, Pete!

      I drove by Self Realization Temple a couple days ago. Lovely!

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  11. Merry Christmas George and wishing you a happy, healthy 2018!

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      George

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  12. Dear George,

    Thank you for another year of delightful adventures. I hope your holidays are as wonderful as you are - and may the coming year be full of good health and exciting, fulfilling adventures. I cam't wait to go on them with you through your blog. Abrazos y besos.

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Your words bring me such happiness.

      I cannot wait to begin next year's trips! It blows my mind that I now have 80 years, feel so good, and am on this
      amazing adventure! 😎

      George

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  13. Home is where the heart is. Even though I still live in a house, the rv is in the driveway. I find solace when I spend time out there. To me, that´s really my home.

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    1. Hi LBO,

      That's exactly how I feel about home.

      I had intended for Twayler to be my home. That could not happen because I learned that I was sooooo comfortable in Scampy.

      It is really strange what happened between myself and Scampy:
      Last December, I felt kind of terrified about going out for a trip in Scampy. But after my first extended trip, everything changed! I found that I loved RVing in Scampy!

      Now, I never ever think of stopping RVing in Scampy.

      George

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  14. Merry Christmas and Blessing in the New Year......Take care and safe travels....Marilyn

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    1. Happy New Year.....
      ....... Marilyn 😎

      It appears as though Scampy's first trip will be to
      MazatlΓ‘n, Mexico.

      ¡Feliz aΓ±o nuevo!

      Jorge


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