Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Making New Friends: A Good Way to End 2013

At Northlake RV Resort, Houston…

We have had the good fortune of meeting in person a number of couples whose writings we follow in the RV blog world.  When Kevin and Evelyn of RV Khronicles of Kevelyn fame mentioned in their blog that they were coming through Houston, we thought it would be a good opportunity to meet for lunch and visit about the RV lifestyle that we have in common.  They readily accepted, and Sandy and I drove over to the Blue Water Seafood Restaurant near their park in northwest Houston.  

As has been the case with all the bloggers we've met, we had an instant rapport with these friendly folks, and the conversation never waned over our fine meal.  We voiced our admiration for their determination to chuck the working world when still relatively young to follow their dreams as fulltimers, removing obstacles as necessary to make it happen.  Clearly, they are delighted with their decision and obviously are having the time of their lives.  Their enthusiasm would be encouraging to anyone contemplating this sort of lifestyle change. They are both physically active, enjoying a lot of outdoor activities, including hiking and golfing.  I don't think Sandy and I could keep up with them for very long!



I also commended Evelyn for the warmth of her writing style and for personalizing her posts in a way that is appealing to readers.  In earlier posts in this blog, I have encouraged bloggers to follow this simple advice:  Don't just post photos and add captions like a travel brochure; tell a story about your experience and how you and others related to it.  Remember, the more personal, the more interesting and readable it is.  Evelyn clearly has a good instinct for this, and I'm sure many other of her readers will agree.

After lunch, we bade them goodbye and safe travels, having been recharged by their positive outlook and life energy.  Godspeed, you two; here's hoping we cross paths again one day.


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the kind words. It was great meeting the two of you. I'm sure we'll see you again in the future. Happy New Year!

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  2. It's always so much fun to meet up with other bloggers and RVers. One of the best things about this lifestyle in my book. Happy New year.

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  3. We totally enjoy the blessings of meeting new friends as we travel. Maybe some of these days, we will meet you two.

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