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Old 08-13-2020, 02:36 PM   #1
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Another drifting away

Folks........

At this point, the combination of age, health, and the #%#$#$%@#$@#!!!!! virus have precluded me from road camping this year, and all have brought me to the point of selling my much loved Casita, and waiting 'till next year to see if anything tempts me enough to return to RVing....either through a rental or a purchase. My buyer is picking up NASA42 (stood for "Not Altogether Spacious Accommodations For Two") tomorrow at noon and heading back to Maine.

Although I don't regret the decision and the sale, I still feel a bit mellow about the change. This'll be the 1st time in 49 years I'm without a trailer, and in 27 without one of the NASA brood . And I have really enjoyed sharing thoughts with those of you active on the forum, I will probably stick around a bit 'till next year's final decision is made.



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Old 08-13-2020, 02:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-13-2020, 03:13 PM   #3
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Folks........
At this point, the combination of age, health, and the #%#$#$%@#$@#!!!!! virus have precluded me from road camping this year, and all have brought me to the point of selling my much loved Casita, and waiting 'till next year to see if anything tempts me enough to return to RVing....either through a rental or a purchase.
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I also have not yet been on the road this year. Mine is currently set up in front of the house, and the only camping "trip" was to my boondocking lot for the 4th.
At the same time new people are coming to the life style BECAUSE of covid.
I do feel the road calling.
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Old 08-13-2020, 07:23 PM   #4
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"Although I don't regret the decision and the sale, I still feel a bit mellow about the change. This'll be the 1st time in 49 years I'm without a trailer, and in 27 without one of the NASA brood . And I have really enjoyed sharing thoughts with those of you active on the forum, I will probably stick around a bit 'till next year's final decision is made."

Pick up a project over the winter. Once you start working on it the itch will return. Good luck!
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for posting, Frank. Hope your health improves!
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Frank. Sorry to see you go, but clearly you've enjoyed a lot of good RV years.

At 85 I know I'm not too far from that decision. Just keepi'n at it one year at a time.
Best of luck guy.


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Old 08-14-2020, 08:00 PM   #7
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Frank. Sorry to see you go, but clearly you've enjoyed a lot of good RV years.

At 85 I know I'm not too far from that decision. Just keepi'n at it one year at a time.
Best of luck guy.


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Iím 84 and started rving in 1962 with an Apache Scout tent trailer. Tent over the bed on the trailer and on the ground. Have had every kind of rv except no motor homes. Now on my second fiberglass, an Escape 19 when the EggCamper wasnít quite satisfactory. The fridge was too small, no door on the bathroom, and the dinette converted into a bed too short for an adult. The weekend after Labor Day Iím going to the Michigan fiberglass rally. I may be an old fart but Iím in pretty good health so not giving up rving.
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Old 08-15-2020, 11:09 AM   #8
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Folks.....

Thank you all.....

When I signed off on the "Drifting" posting, I skipped my normal closing, because I felt it wouldn't be quite right. But I've since found that someone else has already found the right way to get the meaning clear. If you go online to YouTube, request Ralph McTell's "Somewhere Down the Road"......... and enjoy!



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Ralph McTell's "Somewhere Down the Road"......... and enjoy
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I've never heard it before, but I've felt it MANY times. Like every year when I leave my family reunion.


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Thanks to both of you. That seems so fitting.

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Folks........

At this point, the combination of age, health, and the #%#$#$%@#$@#!!!!! virus have precluded me from road camping this year, and all have brought me to the point of selling my much loved Casita, and waiting 'till next year to see if anything tempts me enough to return to RVing....either through a rental or a purchase. My buyer is picking up NASA42 (stood for "Not Altogether Spacious Accommodations For Two") tomorrow at noon and heading back to Maine.

Although I don't regret the decision and the sale, I still feel a bit mellow about the change. This'll be the 1st time in 49 years I'm without a trailer, and in 27 without one of the NASA brood . And I have really enjoyed sharing thoughts with those of you active on the forum, I will probably stick around a bit 'till next year's final decision is made.



Frank ​​​​​​​
Like you, cut off from enjoying the rig due to the intense heat, health challenges and pushing 80. It's tough and you have to grieve losing those connections. Hope "Somewhere Down the Road" you get a chance to get out again.
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Ö.The weekend after Labor Day Iím going to the Michigan fiberglass rally. I may be an old fart but Iím in pretty good health so not giving up rving.
Nah you won't skip the rally because you miss me too much What is this "may be an old fart" I'm pretty sure you are an old fart, I mean if I'm an old fart you darn sure have to be an old fart, frankly you just miss being a cranky old fart by a smile.
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Have to do what makes you happy and seems the best use of your energy, time and money. If that turns out to be getting another camper then so be it. If not then perhaps you will find other ways to travel and enjoy the out of doors.

I have plans for one more long trip, at the most two. Then it will be mostly long weekends in the state. Older I get the less I enjoy driving a few thousand miles for a "vacation".

If one closes a door it can be a good time to look for new doors, or to rediscover old doors to activities long since set aside. Heck I have given some thought to taking up fishing. Haven't done it in 20 years but came across my tackle box and got me thinking. So if you get a new camper good, if you don't well more time and resources for other things.

They say skydiving is fun. I'm going to take their word for that though.
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Very Nice! Thanks!
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