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Old 08-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #20805
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Welcome to the fold and enjoy the trips.

OK now the rest of you lot, I was gone for 5 weeks and it took six to catch up on all the posts.
You were gone?
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #20806
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Well, after typing "zen" in the iRV2 search bar and searching in "posts," I happened on this thread. Hmmmm ... Strange forces at work in the universe ....

Being laid up following knee surgery (open fracture of my right knee cap ... don't ask ... it's embarrassing!), my entertainment is via my laptop. This thread has had me laughing til I cried. Literally. I happened on a post and decided to get on board and start from the beginning. whew. Y'all are a bunch of talkers! Suffice it to say that after reading through about page 17, I started jumping forward. It was like going through space in warp drive (which I hope to do some day).

My journey through this thread has helped me discover something about myself: I am definitely mutant. I first had hints of this as an 8 year-old when I wanted to spend the night alone on a mountain above the timberline after hiking there with my dad. (He was mutant, too, but tethered to earth by my non-mutant mom, so he made me hike back down with him.) It came up again at age 9 when I won a fight with the baddest bully in my school after he stole my best friend Charlene's winter coat and threw it in a toilet in the boys' room.

But the clincher was when my best college friend and I struck out in her VW Beetle with 2 sleeping bags, a box of wooden matches, 2 mega-pocket knives, a hatchet, a roll of foil and paper towels, paper plates, my guitar and an ice chest full of BACON, eggs, steaks, potatoes, carrots, apples and Dr. Peppers and took off over spring break ... with NO PLAN whatsoever. We camped in the open with no tent and nearly got shot by some cowboys 'cause we were on their dang deer lease! But, being mutant, I got us outta that one.

My mutant ways are leading me and DW to life on the road in a Class C MH. We want a walk-around bed (she'll kick me out when I start snoring), a booth (for storage and extra bed), sofa (extra bed), an over-cab bed (storage and privacy for sons & d-i-laws who may join us for a few days here and there) and a gener (we'll do some boondocking to calm my mutant soul). Don't need or want an outside kitchen. What's wrong with a fire ring and an ice chest on the picnic table? We've made a plan to tour the US and parts of Canada over the course of a year and other than that, we're open to the Universe. (Trip starts in late Feb. or early Mar, 2016, after DW retires.)

My happiest times are: 1) on the road with or in whatever RV we have at the time 2) set up in a beautiful campsite and 3) meeting others who embrace the RV life. Well, and playing music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s for folks in nursing, assisted living and retirement homes. I get them singing along and their joyful response brings tears to my eyes! I absolutely love making those folks smile. Had a band in college, toured, recorded, etc. Good times, for sure. But nothing like singing "South of the Border" and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" with the 80 & 90 yr olds in the nursing homes who've often been forgotten by their families.

Ok, I've been WAY too long-winded here; but remember, I'm bored as hell with my knee immobilized and nothing but time on my hands! And if you've read all the way to "here" you only have yourself to blame.

Peace, love and pass the understanding around ... the world sure needs more of it!

Melanie "Mel"

Well hello Mel..... Welcome.... Back later... Suppertime.....



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Old 08-19-2014, 05:44 PM   #20807
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Hay Mel, you have completed the strenuous and terribly vicious qualification round for admittance into RVMdom.
Hey, STMs, help me WELCOME Mel and DW to the Rainbow as RVM89 (pending # verification of the faithful temps at RVM Central).

You are now free to move about RVMville, Mel, you Sick Twisted Mutant!

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Salutations upon ye oh Grand Poobah - indeed you and the Temps have have had a meeting of the minds in conferring RVM89 upon our latest conferre MPH (Mel) and her DW Kate...

Indeed it is with great pleasure we welcome them upon the rainbow that surrounds the RVMdom. It is also noted they they need the Money Generating Ommmm to the Rainbow to align in order to procure their personal Rainbow Rider. OMMM Ommm $$$$ OMMMM.

Welcome to the Mutant Adventure. I can tell already you will be a great addition to creative ponders, banters, and speculations the mutants are know for both far and wide.

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Seems the temps have left a few state locations off the roster... going to need to talk with them..

Again Welcome to the Rainbow!

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Welcome to the sick twisted world of RVMdom Mel.....

Hope you know what you got yourself into....

Ohmmmms......$$$$$....Ohmmmmms
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:57 PM   #20809
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MEL - MPH - RVM89 -

Note that I welcomed ya to the rainbow in a reply to the Grand Poobah Dave - RVM1 - CampDaven....

He has been so busy riding the rainbow lately I was surprised he knew the next number up... heck the temps and I are a lost too... as Annie and I prepare to go full time in November...
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:14 PM   #20810
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After a little hunting the intertupes - Annie has figured out which bicycle she wants. We need a hitch and bike rack before we pick it up... it's made by Electra, a 3 speed - and is a Cruiser - Model: Black Betty. The back rack and baskets will be added. No front basket bit a ring bell too.... she is Sooo exited.
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I truly hope they have flown on before I return, just hope they don't decide to visit while I'm setting up there hunting.
Tim's hunting adventure.....

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OK now the rest of you lot, I was gone for 5 weeks and it took six to catch up on all the posts.
Glad that speed reading course is working for you Dennis....

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Look what came today - our first Gold Plan email from Alternative Resources... no mail today ....
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A whale or something. K!
I did a speed read if this thread. It is about Sick, Twisted, Zen, yak bacon. 😙
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A whale or something. K!
I did a speed read if this thread. It is about Sick, Twisted, Zen, yak bacon. 😙
Have yet to try yak bacon - but if the smoke or maple is right - I'm in. I'm thinking thick sliced peppered yak bacon.
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We are half way between Albert Lea and Austin. Looking toward Austin, there is a nifty cloud formation. Should we be expecting an atomic shock wave?
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Probably more likely to get atomic goose poop outta that formation, Dave.

Hey Mel! Welcome to the insanity. Check for a PM from me. I know the laid up with the knees trick. I had both of mine replaced on 2/5/14. This group sure helped the days pass more quickly. AND, I recuperated in my 25' Class C. It's a really short trip to the bathroom and the frig. I highly recommend that you run right out and get one to help shorten your recovery time.
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Oh no... Annie is in a reverse CampDaven type quandary... she doesn't have a bike and misses it... she is now debating the bike.

A is first and B is Black Betty - which do you who know here think suits her best - those that don't - which do you like better..
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