Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Relating, Communicating and RVing

The two of us were enjoying a few hours late yesterday afternoon sitting in our "lawn" chairs out here in the desert, looking at the scenery and discussing life. (Maybe we should call them "dirt" chairs!) Anyway, one of our stimulating topics of conversation was how we benefit from our communication with everyone in our lives. We thought about the remarkable number of interesting and likable people we count as our friends since we have started the RV lifestyle. After just talking on the phone with our friends Mike and Suzanne and our children, we reminded ourselves of how we value carrying our relationships from our life in the suburbs with us as we go down the road. It's so nice to have the internet , email and cell phones to keep in touch - relating and communicating in varied ways and on many topics.

I can talk by email with my old friend Mary Jo in New Mexico almost the way we did on our weekly lunch dates when we both worked a 40-60 hour week in a downtown Indianapolis office.

We go back way too far to lose touch now. These were good times.....

Jerry and I read several rver friends' blogs that share exciting trips around the world and other great experiences. We use email to schedule visits with friends as we cross paths along the road. We grab the cell phone to say hi to loved ones whenever we want. The RVing lifestyle is one that offers freedom and choices. And it is definitely enhanced by making friends and family a piece of that. What could be more treasured than speaking to these two grandchildren???

Thanks everyone for adding some spice and warm fuzzies to our lives.

So much for the philosophical stuff. For those of you who are wondering about the world travelers' blogs, here are a couple of those that currently include fascinating reports from Hong Kong and South Africa:

Also, these are just a few of the other great rver blogs we appreciate:

Lori's gives us history, makes an earth oven and shares recipes- http://www.laurieandodel.blogspot.com/

Here's Sharon and Ron's bus conversion extraordinare -http://ourbusandus.blogspot.com/

Sean and Louise list each of their many great stopping places -

There are many more sites that entertain us, educate us or simply keep us updated about people on the move. And I may mention them another day. But, my point is, isn't it super to have the means and the motivation to talk to one another, no matter where we are and who we are.
Thanks for being out there, guys!!!


  1. We agree completely! Life on the road is fantastic when you can be in touch with the rest of the world whenever you want.

  2. It used to be that the only way to keep in touch was via "snailmail". Sometimes I miss those days... but the truth is technology is amazing. Happy Travels! We missed you two at La Fiesta.

  3. Thanks for the great day, yesterday, it was so good seeing you again. Happy travels to wherever you go this summer, we'll be keeping tabs on you via your BLOG.

    Hugs, Sharon & Ron

  4. Hahaha! I love that picture of Gramps with my iPod :] love you!



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