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Old 04-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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My husband and I are beginning our RV adventures as newly early retirees. We first bought a 29ft very old classic class A motor home made by Apollo in 1974. We completely remodeled it with wood floors, ceramic tile bath, new sofa bench and table, new Miracle foam mattresses for the twin beds, and various things like that. We went camping in it a few times at state parks in Texas and invited children and grandchildren along. Had a great time. Then a close friend of my husband's in Michigan inherited a new motor home and said he would sell his 1994 GeorgieBoy Pursuit, 32ft. We bought it! Just last month we drove from TX to MI and picked it up, drove it home by way of a stop in Arkansas at a friend's home, and some camping along the way.

We love both of the older motor homes, but don't need two so we're selling the Apollo. My brother is thinking of getting it from us just for the generator! (You'd have to know my brother to get how funny this is. LOL.)

We have camped all our long marriage, taking our children on trips with tent camping, with pop-ups, and eventually we went to a little 19ft Atasca motor home, once had a big old monster 36ft Southwind motor home, and now as I say we are in the GeorgieBoy. I think now we have just the right rig for what we want--not so huge that we get denied in some parks, and not so small we are all cramped up on long journeys.

We have big plans. We own our home and our two grown daughters live near so we won't go RVing permanently (the girls would kill us), but we will be taking off for a month or two at a time. Soon we'll go to the Boomers' Memorial Day Rally in Johnson City, TX. Before that we'll go to the Lake o' the Pines in North Texas and meet with our Ark. friends. THEN we're heading to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to camp and visit the casinos to play poker. For the past eight years we've both played online and in a few live tournaments (I've won a couple and so has hubby). We both love the game--it's both cerebral and exciting. We even have an eleven year grand nephew who plays home games with his dad who scares the bejesus out of anyone who will play with him. The boy is a poker wunderkind. By the time he is eighteen I expect he will be a poker star millionaire. If I could change places with anyone I think maybe I'd like to be that eleven year old poker genius, LOL!

I am a novelist with 13 published novels and more than 150 short stories. My husband is a retired master technician (you know--mechanic). We love traveling and a few years of my husband's working life he took to the road as a long haul truck driver and I went along. The 32ft GeorgieBoy is a mansion compared to the little sleeping quarters in a big rig, but we loved waking up every day in a new place, to a new sunrise. We want to keep that experience going now with our RVing.

I love the RVing community and people who love travel and camping. On the go, that's our motto, always in Pursuit.

Billie
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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Billie, we look forward to meeting y'all in Johnson City. You will know us by the Silver Twinkie (Silver Streak ) trailer. We have another silver trailer in the group, a silver Avion.

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #3
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Billie, As Ken stated, we look forward to meeting you at the Boomers Memorial Day Rally. Our's is not an oldie, but we sure have a great time with the Boomers and we're sure you and hubby will too. Welcome to irv2 glad to have you and again looking forward to meeting you in Johnson City.

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Oh boy! If y'all need directions let me know. I was by the cg the other day and somebody has done pulled up all the chicken legs Don stuck in the dirt. Welcome to the group. We'll be the ones talking to the "silver twinkie" owners.
see y'all in Johnson City.
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Thanks for the welcome, all! We both look forward to meeting you. We've never been to that park where the rally is being held, but it looks good via the web and it should be fun.

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Books???!!! Novels???!!! Ooooo - I like books ... Alot!!!

Obviously I'm going to have to find these and read them.

Welcome to the forum. Just think - now you can write off all of those trips as "site research" or something. (That's what the accountant is for)

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Novels....oh, think of the material she can get at one Texas Boomers rally. Jim, it looks like we will have to mind our P's and Q's in Johnson City. Or we can just blame everything on Wayne and Rusty.

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I don't know about them P's and Q's but I'm mostly always on my best behavior. Thank you very much.

BTW...Wayne ain't gonna be there since the last I heard he was headed west to pan fer gold. At least Erleen was panning but of course can you blame her.
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I guess we'll have to get Mike to pick up the slack fro Wayne.

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Books???!!! Novels???!!! Ooooo - I like books ... Alot!!!

Obviously I'm going to have to find these and read them.

Welcome to the forum. Just think - now you can write off all of those trips as "site research" or something. (That's what the accountant is for)

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I haven't been writing as much lately, so no one in the Boomers needs to worry I'll put him in a book. I remember once on the road with hubby in the big rig and over the weekend we were doing a bbq with other truckers. Hubby made the mistake of telling them I was a writer. One fellow got so shy and speechless that I could no longer get good stories out of him--could get no conversation at all out of him, for that matter. Did not keep me from using a girl who was present, her unusual first name and all, in one of my novels called NIGHT CRUISE. But I was a very active writer at that time, writing a book every year or two, and material was useful to me. These days people need not fear me, however, as the one book I've been trying to finish has all the characters it needs and involves fallen angels so I don't think "real" people will show up in it. LOL!

But really, I'm just a regular, sort of normal person who is more shy than gregarious, and I have been known to say "ain't" and "tote" and mess up my grammar on many occasions. Fearing me for being a writer would be like fearing Peter CottonTail--a big waste of time.
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I don't know of any of the Texas Boomers that you could consider shy and would shut up when you were around.

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I don't know of any of the Texas Boomers that you could consider shy and would shut up when you were around.

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