Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Crazy Blog Stalkers

Recently, a couple emailed us stating that they read our blog and were going to be in our neck of the woods.  They wanted to know if we could meet but hinted that they felt a little “weird” about asking and didn’t want to appear as crazy blog stalkers.  Ironically, this is totally not “weird” to RV’ers because we are always meeting new people.  Every time we move to a new campsite we have new neighbors and our workcamping experiences means we will have new colleagues.  For the most part, RV’ers are a friendly lot who enjoy (or at least tolerate) other peoples' close company.  Otherwise, why would we choose to park our house twenty feet away from complete strangers?  And if we don’t like our neighbors?  We drive away.

In fact, us RV’ers are so comfortable and eager to meet new people that we have our own networks to do so.  RVillage is a social media mechanism that allows people to introduce themselves (via the internet) to other RV’ers.  Similar to Facebook you create a profile, find friends, and join “groups” with people sharing common interests/hobbies.  It is a great conduit for meeting new people and inviting them to “get-togethers.”  AmeriGO RV Club also organizes lifestyle chapters so people with like interests can meet (click here for a free one year subscription).  So we were not put off in any way when these two strangers came knocking on our door.  In fact, our campground lets us offer a 25% discount to friends.  So come on . . .

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Me, Betsy, and Deb enjoying dinner at their place.
Indeed, Betsy and Deb did turn out to be quite nice, we enjoyed their company, and were glad to swap hiking and travel stories.  They planned on staying for a week but soon discovered that the area provides so much for outdoor enthusiasts that they extended another week.  This was good news for us as we would have more time to get to know them and enjoy dinners, cocktails, and campfires.

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Dinner with Mark at the Maples Inn

Over the four years of traveling in our motorhome we have met so many wonderful people in campgrounds and through blogging.  We meet people from all walks of life but we all have one thing in common . . . the good ole’ RV.

If you are ever in our neck of the woods, please let us know.  So far, we have had only great experiences with the people we have met on the road and to this date we have not encountered any true crazy blog stalkers!




3 comments:

  1. Hey you two, how much longer are you going to be in Maine? We're heading to FL sometime in September, but planning to take our time with a stop or two along the way south from Virginia. Still looking forward to our next meet-up!

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  2. Wait a second! Shouldn't this post be titled, "NOT crazy blog stalkers??" :-)

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