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Posted: 11/15/19 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many Americans and others ,how many RVers have not touched a blade of grass, went fishing or hunting or exploring or gotten more than 200 ft from the pavement, sidewalk etc, or tourist spot. How many have ventured beyond the noise of the road and the airport, flight paths and the train and heard and experienced only themselves and nature?
Our daily lives do not involve much except from our Rvs to Wal Mart and restaurants and life in our vehicles. The only recreation available to many is jumping i the car and to the store, stop at fast food ,or restaurant and back home or to the RV.
When I was young and Dad's Cousins families in Va now live life such that the house is a place to get out of the rain and snow, sometimes, a place to sleep sometimes..The out of doors was for living not inside under the tv or in the car to and from a store, since there are few parks, in the urban landscape or cityscape, or even in the country today.
THIS IS NO WAY TO LIVE, limited by ho much money can we sped to recreate.

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Posted: 11/15/19 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I manage. [emoticon]


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That is why I chose to travel the side roads and stay off the Interstate Highway System whenever possible.
There's too much to see in America and it can't be seen at 75+ MPH on a limited access highway.
Stop and smell the roses, pine trees or cow manure. Life is short.

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Posted: 11/15/19 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My trailer is on pavement just long enough to find a dirt/gravel road to head off to a secluded post in the boonies.

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Don't encourage more people to get out in the boonies, then they'll become tourist traps too....


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Posted: 11/15/19 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Off grid, off pavement in 8 days, then on to Vegas for maximum concrete.


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Posted: 11/15/19 12:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Different strokes for different folks. 40 years ago when I lived down in SoCal it was hard to find privacy, wildlife, camping etc - even playing a round of golf required you to make reservations weeks in advance. Everyone adapts or moves. I chose to move.


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Go out in nature? Isn't that what youtube is for? [emoticon]


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As ksg5000 says different strokes for different folks. I use my RV the way I want to. If you want to use it differently, then go for it. I'm certainly not going to tell someone they're doing it wrong.


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Posted: 11/15/19 02:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I always said, there is no right or wrong way to go RVing (or camping). It's just "different" for each one of us.

When we were younger and the kids were still little, we did all the running stuff, everything from amusement parks to hikes in forests so deep if you stepped 10 foot off the trail they'd have to call a rescue party for you.

Been to the beaches, the mountains, the prairies, and the cities. Been to the tourist areas as well as some pretty isolated places.

Our house is located in the country. This year we had a bean field for a back yard and a corn field for a front yard. Tractors, plows, fertilizers, and combines are the indicators of the changing seasons. Snowed in back country roads in the winter, power outages in the Spring when the Spring rains and wind blows so hard you wonder how things stay standing, or the RV in your driveway doesn't blow over!

So, now that we're older, the kids have kids of their own and only very rarely go camping with us, and because we've pretty much, "been there, done that! and did the go, go, go camping lifestyle, back to nature, swimming, hiking, you name it, keep up with the Jones, gotta do everything to educate the kids and expose them to what true nature is really all about (yea, sure)....

Well, the time has come if I want to just sit around a simple campfire at a State Park so I have someone to converse with, instead of cows, pigs, and ears of corn, I think that's pretty much OK for me now!

And if I decide to go inside my camper and enjoy the $77,000 investment by watching television, well, I think that's OK too.

I've lived in "nature" pretty much all my life. Sometimes it nice to get away from "nature!"

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