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Sunday, October 2, 2016

I ate a bug and I liked it

...taste of her cher-ry chap-stick

Actually, I'm not quite sure what flavor chapstick that bug was wearing, but yum!

I'm glad to say that this week marked my return to bicycle commuting after the  nearly month-long hiatus.  The balance troubles have abated nicely since I visited that therapist.  Between the exercises and the meth sudafed, I feel like an almost normal human bean.  I was also introduced to my new good friend neti pot.  Running is still a bit of a buzzed slog, but I can walk the geriatric pooch and ride a bike like a boss.

I guess I was involuntarily smiling so much on my bike rides this week that the local bug population is notably diminished.

Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful week.  Magnum and I had some time to kill yesterday afternoon, so we went to check out an outdoor RV show.  We're not really in the market for an RV, but it seemed like something different to go do on a nice day.

There were tons of RVs there, really too many to count. The show made for pretty good people-watching.  This seemed to be a different crowd than the one at the Tiny House Jamboree we recently went to.  While the Tiny Housers seemed to mainly be curious looky loos like ourselves, the RVers seemed more serious about actually buying something - walking around with yardsticks and discussing all the different features and prices.

But I'd say they were still a pretty diverse group.  Hunter/fishermen/outdoor types, older retired types, families with little kids types, childless couple types...  As for me, most  of the RVs didn't appeal to me at all.  I found them big and bulky, with too much "stuff" - multiple TVs, sound systems, gas fireplaces.  Might as well just live in a house.  One even had a refrigerator larger than ours at home.



After we'd had our fill of houses on wheels, we decided to head a little further into the hills for a short hike since there were some nice trails close by.  While in those boonies, we did search for one geocache in the area but came up empty handed when some dark cloud started moving in and we gave up.  We'll get it next time!



But it was still a nice little excursion into the woods for a while.  A few others were enjoying the trails as it's not too strenuous of a place and good for families with little kids and "old folks" alike.  I'd like to think that Magnum and I are somewhere in between those two demographics.  


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10 comments:

lotta joy said...

You are so damn cute in that photo.

I was on an RV kick because Beau's health is failing and I'd love to visit other states while giving Beau a feeling of being "home". But then common sense hit and I realized that, in the event of a breakdown, the RV would be hauled to a garage, and we'd have to live in a motel until it was fixed. $$$$$$$$$

The feeling passed....but I still wish.

Linda Hensley said...

I'm glad you're smiling so much and reducing the bug population! Your homecoming floats cracked me up :)

Ginny said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Balance issues screw everything up.

I would love to go to an RV show. I love checking out RVs and planning trips in my head in the RV that I can't afford.

ShadowRun300 said...

Hooray! Glad to hear your back on your bike! I've been so bummed for you.
We've hit a few RV shows back in the day, but like you said, doesn't seem right to camp in something that's nicer than our house.
Your trails are tempting me again....

Ramzu Zahini said...

RVs and small houses... I'd like both of those if I was a millionaire.
I hate camping as a rule, but I don't mind glamping (glamorous camping). Haha!
The path looks nice to walk...

Abby said...

RVs are handy when travelling with pets, but a broken down RV and a pet would be pretty awful!

Abby said...

I don't mind a few bugs as long as they're not the stinging kind! Ack, those floats...

Abby said...

I like looking at all the different types of RVs too, but when it comes to actually buying one, I'm all, "Where we gonna put that?"

Abby said...

It is nice being "sober" again. Just another thing I learned that I take for granted! Kinda like our trails.
RV shows are pretty easy entertainment. But some of them are pret-ty posh! Seems kinda weird.

Abby said...

A lot of the RVs were bigger than the tiny houses.
Ha- "glamping", my favorite new word of the day!