Saturday, September 20, 2008
For some reason, I keep losing this post ... but I am determined to do this! So, here goes - again!) Kent and I have been dying to go camping like we use to. When he retired, we purchased our first camper, a Class C motorhome. We got a used one because we weren't sure we would like to camp and felt that we could sell it for what we paid for it. We fell in love with camping and kept it for 4 years. We sold it and purchased a brand new trailer. We had to purchase a truck at the same time, so the camper was not exactly what we 'wanted' ... and we had to settle on many things; but it was all new.
Shortly afterwards, we decided that we wanted to begin extended camping; that is, 3-6 weeks minimum stay. But God had other plans for us at this time. We both became very active in church and our commitments changed our desires for a while. (I began working in the church office quite a lot and then there was Day Camp. I love them both!) Our camping slowed down during this time.
This year, we began talking about camping more often and so the first week of June we sold the camper. We began making a list of things we wanted and needed in a camper in order to begin long term camping ... with the primary thing being that we could tow it with truck we now have. A couple of weeks ago, we began our camper 'shopping'. We went to several RV Sales in Louisiana and was headed to the last one with our hopes of getting a camper on this trip slowly dissipating. When we got there, I was not too enthused with what I saw. We talked with a salesman and found out that they had received a camper a couple of hours earlier and it was being serviced in one of their bays. After looking at it, I fell in love with it!! It met our wants and needs with the exception of a couple of things ... but there were more amenities than we expected. The compromise seemed to be workable.
After discussing it over, we decided to go for it. This past week we went to get our new 'baby'. We packed some things in hopes of staying a couple of nights in it before coming home. It was wonderful! Though most of this time was used in getting things we needed for it as opposed to relaxing, we consider it a successful camping trip.
We decided to place some calls to check the chances of getting a site for the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores. We had been on the "waiting list" for over a year at a couple of parks, but no signs of hope. Everywhere books up for the Festival up to 2 years in advance! The result ... our favorite place had one to come open! Yeah ... things are beginning to look up for us! Here are some pictures ... I'll take more inside when we go camping again ... until then, Giddyup ...
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
Blogging Without Obligation
After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .
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Meals for Energy
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