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Old 01-01-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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it is a new year, I am on the right side of the grass,I can travel if I want, I have enough cash for food and gas. there are thousands way worse than me .If you are worried about the economy it will get better sooner or later and I will probably still be here to see it so relax go camping enjoy the life

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Old 01-01-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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Thank you, Bob. I refuse to sit in my house and think "Woe is me".

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Old 01-01-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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Couldn't agree with you more Bob n Deb. Still making plans to travel through the USA and back to Southern Ontario, with a stop at Mt. Rushmore and Camp Decatur in the summer. Hope that the Canadian Dollar rises over the next few months but gas/diesel prices don't really bother me. I enjoy spending time with the family and watching the kids grow up and enjoy the adventures we have.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:19 AM   #4
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We agree 100% about not to stop traveling. Can anyone tell me what will happen tomorrow, will our health allow us to keep travelng, will we be alive-not one of us can really answer those questions, so go and enjoy life while you can.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:56 AM   #5
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We're planning some major travels this year. Pray that diesel prices stay down to present levels or come down even more.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #6
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We too are going to be traveling again when the snow melts.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:19 AM   #7
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Originally posted by historyljc:
We're planning some major travels this year. Pray that diesel prices stay down to present levels or come down even more.
Me and my husband collect money for our spring traveling also hoping that diesel price won't increase
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:13 AM   #8
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Our RVing has a schedule.... DW's vacation schedule. In March we are off to OR, just or only for 2 weeks . June will see us in the Southwest for 2 - 3 weeks .
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:24 AM   #9
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Betty and I will be on the road as soon as she begins her summer vaction. Only four weekends are scheduled but we intend to practice our RVing skills between rallies.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:42 PM   #10
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Our plans are the same - get in as much Virginia camping as we can in the off season and lease our two seasonal sites at Smith Mountain Lake from April 1 - November 1. We will spend spring break and Fourth of July weeks at the lake and every weekend we possibly can. The only change we are planning on making is to do a better job of filling the "guest quarters" - our class C - on weekends.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:50 PM   #11
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We will be in the MH and on the road June 4th. Will be home and back to work the day after labor day. Meanwhile we have at least three months of winter to get through yet. Is it to early to think spring?
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:03 PM   #12
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I feel very hopeful for the coming year. I didn't get to do any long trips last year due to knee surgery and two bouts with kidney stones. I will be headed for Texas the first week of February, Austin then down to Big Bend, and if the weather co-operates on into NM.
In May I want to make a trip up the East coast on my Goldwing all the way to Maine and wonder around on the way back. Lets hope the price of fuel stays low
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:02 AM   #13
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Good advice Bob N Deb! And were doing just that, right here in sunny but frigid south Florida. 33F this morning
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:37 AM   #14
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Bob N Deb, and ALL:

Thanks for the optimism!! I really needed a good dose as I've been slipping into the dumps lately. I find myself worrying, more and more, about things.

One biggy, is the accelerated shrinking direction of the already small nest egg we put together that permits us to stay with our full-time RV life. We have no house, no stuff stored, just us, the rig, three cats, and the highway. However, like you said, ..."there are thousands way worse"..., (at least for now).

The other "biggy", is my worry (and I've already picked up on this in magazine articles, on-line comments and articles about RV'ing, and in some comments from people), that given the emerging "change" in social attitude about who should be allowed to do what, there's a growing opinion wave, to the effect that,.. anyone who has a home AND an RV, or who even had no home and lives full time in and travels in an RV (particularly more roomy ones) are a 'greedy lot of energy and resource parasites who need to "change" the way they live'!

I guess ya really can worry too much...AND...optimism IS the way to go. Thanks.

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