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.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hiatus and Happenings

For the last few weeks RV-A-GOGO has been silent.  Why?  I’m not really sure.  Probably because we are having so much fun in Maine!  There have been lots of ideas swirling around in my head and plenty of things to write about but I just could not convince myself to sit down and write.  It amazes me that the last blog entry was back on July 20th, by far the longest gap since I have been writing this blog dating back to 2011!

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So while I am here quietly sitting at the computer and my fingers and the keyboard are actually connecting, let me get you caught up.  Our summer work camping job is nearing a fast end and it is hard to believe that our three month commitment is only a few weeks away from ending.  While the job is the same as last year (click here for the juicy details) but the people we work with and campers we meet are different every time and add to the fun experience in a place we LOVE.

This summer has been a friend explosion and we love it.  In addition to the wonderful people we previously blogged about, we met up with, Watsons Wander (Amanda and Tim), Live, Breathe, Move (Robin and Jeremy), the Winecoasters (Gail and Don), Nealy’s on Wheels (Jennifer and Deas), and many more non-blogging friends.  Those who think the nomadic lifestyle is lonely is sorely wrong.  There were dinners, camp fires, golfing, happy hours, lobster bakes, hikes, brewery tours, ice cream socials, art walks, and . . . are you ready . . . Elvis!  Yes, Elvis performs at the campground and draws quite the crowd being the deep voiced, hairy chested ladies man he is.  With cocktails in hand we ventured over to the activities center (after all it is an Elvis show in a campground) to snap a few pictures and let out a few giggles.

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One night the Watson's site swelled with the flavors of Mexico as a taco party was in full swing.  Robin's well equipped margarita bar (gussied up with lime salt for the rim and real glass glasses) was a perfect start to the evening which progressed nicely into a cornucopia of homemade ingredients that covered the spectrum of chicken fajitas, bean and sweet potato, drunken shrimp, fresh lobster, guacamole, salsa, and homemade tortilla chips.

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The many friends that have come to visit, and the new ones we have met, have sure made our summer fly by.  Labor Day brings the end of our work camping commitment but it will be hard to tear ourselves away from here.  We plan on spending another 3-4 weeks in the area to catch up on some hiking and make sure that Betsy’s quota of lobster is met.  I won’t even begin to tell you how high that quota is but let's just say the lobstermen are having a banner year!

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On that note . . . so long till next time. 




5 comments:

  1. The people we meet and the suggestions they make are what makes life so much more interesting and fun. Love seeing your adventure.
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  2. Glad the hiatus was due to living life well and with friends. For those of us house bound by jobs at the moment, your stories on the road is a joy. Keep it up!

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  3. We definitely agree about finding friends on the road. Our best friends now that we are only part time RVers are still the people we met on the road during our full time life style.

    Also, thanks for sharing the lobster tales. Before our travel adventures we lived in upstate NY and vacationed every year in Maine. We gorged ourselves on lobster and long neck steamers everyday!

    Enjoy the rest of your time there.

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  4. Like you, we've been having too much fun to take time and update our blog! We're going to have to consider a summer in Maine; here in Oregon the Dungeness Crab prices have risen to $8/lb - if we pick a year when you guys aren't there; maybe they'll be a Lobster surplus and cheap prices!

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