|Clean and Ready to Go!|
Arrived about 30 minutes late since traffic NEVER cooperates with anyone. Everyone was sitting around the campfire watching the huge cast iron dutch oven bubble. My buddy wasn't the happiest camper as the gravel driveway he was counting on being finished...wasn't So we had to park on a high peaked, semi-compacted dirt driveway. Did I mention he had already gotten stuck backing his toy hauler trailer in??? Not an auspicious start. What was in the pot, you ask? A vegetarian mock beef stew concoction with fresh carrots potatoes some kind of soy "meat" and peas. I kid you not it was pretty good. They had baked some biscuits on top of the stew in the dutch oven. Very tasty. or maybe it was because I was ravenously hungry? Either way, I would have it again.
|Video Gizmos. Yes, That's a VHS VCR!|
Thankfully, I filled my fuel tank just before I arrived since it was WAY too hot for 5 of us to sit in my small RV and watch a movie without air conditioning. The outside temp read 93 degrees! Ran the generator for a couple of hours, played the movie and stayed cool. I believe that RV's were created for this kind of social entertaining. Had snacks, cold drinks, comfort and a movie with good friends. Who could ask for anything more!
After the movie we retired to our respective "homes" and had an uneventful night. Well, except for the torrential downpours and occasional lightning and thunder. My only concerns....did my leak repairs work or would I be getting my morning shower early and would the dirt driveway disintegrate and slide us into the field beside it. Answers? No and No. Thanks for small miracles! In the morning my friends wife made corn meal pancakes and coffee....mmmmm... Then off to their beach with kayaks and lunch. Ate a grilled veggie burger. It was...OK. Still firmly in the beef camp on that one.
|Why Don't They Make 4 Burner Stoves Anymore?|
|Here's to Good Friends!|
Driving back in the pouring rain, we saw an older biker on the side of the road with his bike on it's side. Remember, in bad rain, the roads AND the visibility can make travel treacherous. We stopped and rendered assistance, getting his big cruiser motorcycle up on two wheels. The damage was mostly cosmetic (and maybe his pride as well?) and he was off down the road. We went back to the campsite and retired. Again torrential rains...same concerns....still OK. Yay!
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The ease of RV travel lends itself to short trips with friends. Spontaneity is a good thing! I love my RV and I'm sure you love yours as well. The best memories on made on the road!
Be Seeing You...Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"