|Entrance to Buckhorn|
|RV Rally Headquarters|
|Main Traffic Circle at Buckhorn (Howard and Linda's Rig in the Background|
|Phannie and Mae Tucked Into Our Site|
|Upscale Private RV Community on the Property-Priced up to $500,000|
|Typical RV Pads at Buckhorn|
|A Fifth Wheel With a Built-In Patio! Don't See This Every Day!|
You may have gathered from this journal that we are not so much into “roughing it.” If so, your inference would be entirely correct. I suppose I admire those folks who enjoy boondocking and communing with nature, but we just find that the comfort and conveniences we enjoy win out over bugs, reptiles, varmints, dirt, heat, cold and wind. As I sit here, watching our HD TV from a satellite receiver and using the Internet to post to this rag, I’m not entirely sure that I would be sufficiently challenged, intellectually, from an off-the-grid existence. At the same time, there is the awful paradox of my being extremely appreciative, even reverential, of the beauty of God’s creation all around us. It’s just that I would like to commune with it from my recliner with conditioned air blowing down my collar!
And I can just hear the clucking sounds from the sinewy nature-hugging purists who think someone with such an attitude needs to be confined in a remote rehab facility for intense reprogramming. That may be true, but until then, someone please top off my drink and add a little more ice from the icemaker. Like I say, I admire these folks; I'm just not as tough as they are!
I can see that I have digressed, so I’ll talk a bit about the rally. Howard and Linda put on a really fine event, but it seems to be tailored more for wannabe RVers or those who own RVs and are preparing to enter a full time RV lifestyle (meaning giving up their traditional home and living entirely in an RV. We like the concept and the freedom of jettisoning the upkeep of a house, but we haven’t been able to reconcile the nomadic existence versus the roots represented by our current house and community).
So, having been RV owners for seven years, we have found these seminars to be somewhat elementary. That doesn’t mean that we haven’t picked up a few pointers, but we have skipped quite a few events that involve subject matter that we don’t think would be all that useful. The camaraderie is great, however, and Howard and Linda are talented presenters who keep things funny and moving along. The group had a potluck dinner one evening followed by a game based on the old Newlyweds game show that was a hoot.
|Visiting with Howard and Linda Payne|
|Howard Emcees a Newlyweds-Type Show|
|Sandy Cutting Veggies for Her Famous Bean Salad - Our Contribution to Potluck Dinner|
|Howard Presenting a Seminar|
|Seminar Audience (and Sweet Thang in the Foreground)|
The best part is just being away from work, relaxing in beautiful surroundings and visiting with friendly RV folks. We’re going to drive Mae over to Fredericksburg this afternoon to do a little sightseeing, so our next post will be about that adventure.