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Old 09-26-2013, 09:03 AM   #3823
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Good Morning RVMs wherever you may be.
A little shameless First Ever RVM Grande Curiosity Promotion.
When: April 24-30, 2014
Where: Catherines Landing, Lake Catherine - just outside Hot Springs, Arkansas

Note: Hot Springs Arkansas - 615 miles SSE of Lebanon Kansas, the geographic center of the contiguous United States. It's close to the center of the country - but it's a big RVMdom out there.

Some snaps from the net but I'm sure a mutant or two might have some personal pics. They do rent kayaks - some type of boat rental - fishing guides are in the area - fishing on own terms too. There is a pool - so now for the snaps.
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The weather should be great - the kayaking calm - the fishing may involve some catching - the swimming require sunscreen - and since Arkansas is known for their Razorbacks, there may be some smoked pig and crispy bacon is bound to make a appearance.

Tim has kindly offered to run by the place and give us the low down and possibly a pic or two.

Let's mutate on the lake!
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:11 AM   #3824
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Look on top of your head for your glasses. That's where I find mine a lot of times after searching high and low for them.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #3825
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Look on top of your head for your glasses. That's where I find mine a lot of times after searching high and low for them.
Ohhhh how many times? Your not alone brother. Barb even put em on a doohickey around my neck so they could hang there like an appendage and I managed to lose thar too.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #3826
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Hey ya'll, at the Grand Curiosity we could have an avatar chasing event. Herb and Barb are already in the lead.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #3827
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Possum sent me information on why they may not be visiting the Mutants the last couple days. He asked me to inform you, if you asked, why they were MIA.

Possum, I hate to tell you this, but no one asked. You were really missed.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #3828
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Possum, may need to contact your DW. I'm sure I'm related and have a large sum coming my way, I was really close to ol aunt sweety, that's what I always called her.

Ok I may be joking in a serous area but I know the stress your wife is dealing with, it happens in many other close, happy families.

Your trip of 7 days coming and going would certainly make for a long journey, even when the Jorney is the Destanation! Let me suggest, come early, stay late or try out som of south Texas first then come over. You'll find winter in AR is not that bad. Looked it up, average days of snow in Hot Springs, AR is 1.1!
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #3829
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Possum sent me information on why they may not be visiting the Mutants the last couple days. He asked me to inform you, if you asked, why they were MIA.

Possum, I hate to tell you this, but no one asked. You were really missed.
There was no need to ask. Everyone follows Possums Threads and we read that they had to pull up anchor mid journey and head home to deal with the loss of a friend and the family breakup and down that often accompanies the execution of a will. I still ponder executing my sister over dads modest estate and it's been years. But like a good mutant - I let it go then and now and am the better for it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #3830
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The Ponder of Ponders?

What really makes us RVMs? Here are MY thoughts of how I hope makes us "unique". I know that in some post, a long time ago, I attempted this multifaceted ponder and was chided for it. Still...

Foundational ponders:

Is it our choice of coach?

Is it our choice of destinations?

Is it the routes of the journey we choose?

Is it the toys and trinkets we chose to have or not have?

IMHO what makes us RVMS are a few core values:

1. Our choice of seeing that life is not a single tick of the clock or turning of a calendar page. It is journey from THIS moment until the last moment and what we do in between.

2. It is recognizing that we band together in some crazy, weird mixture of humor to support fellow sojourners. It reminds us that no single thing defines us and our journey.

3. We accept that some of us are full timers, some are part timers, some like big rigs, some like tents. In the end it is not what we have that defines an RVM. It is how we approach the journey with the goal of living life to its fullest without structural limits.

4. We understand that we ARE WEIRD! We talk in pros, hyperbole and theory. We ponder things that others won't. We honor symbols like bacon as if they were the universal glue that binds us. Sometimes we say things that no one else (even other RVMs) can understand but we take that as just something else to ponder.

Sorry...might just sound like rambling but I just wanted to say it.
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Wow Sky-Boss you really have been pondering! Bravo....well said!

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #3832
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What really makes us RVMs? Here are MY thoughts of how I hope makes us "unique". I know that in some post, a long time ago, I attempted this multifaceted ponder and was chided for it. Still...

Foundational ponders:

Is it our choice of coach?

Is it our choice of destinations?

Is it the routes of the journey we choose?

Is it the toys and trinkets we chose to have or not have?

IMHO what makes us RVMS are a few core values:

1. Our choice of seeing that life is not a single tick of the clock or turning of a calendar page. It is journey from THIS moment until the last moment and what we do in between.

2. It is recognizing that we band together in some crazy, weird mixture of humor to support fellow sojourners. It reminds us that no single thing defines us and our journey.

3. We accept that some of us are full timers, some are part timers, some like big rigs, some like tents. In the end it is not what we have that defines an RVM. It is how we approach the journey with the goal of living life to its fullest without structural limits.

4. We understand that we ARE WEIRD! We talk in pros, hyperbole and theory. We ponder things that others won't. We honor symbols like bacon as if they were the universal glue that binds us. Sometimes we say things that no one else (even other RVMs) can understand but we take that as just something else to ponder.

Sorry...might just sound like rambling but I just wanted to say it.
Don - I can't recite all the posts since The thread began - but am pretty sure, had you said just that, there would have been no chiding. On the other hand - maybe you did and were - and if so - apologies around.

It is clear that you - as have we all - grown in the ways and meaning of being a RV Mutant.

I'm sure as we grow and develop we will all learn more about what "being RVM" means to us collectively and individually.

At this time I submit 1 more...

RVMs no that no one is perfect and forgive and forget their fellow mutants mistakes and indiscretions.

Keep on pondering!
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #3833
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What really makes us RVMs? Here are MY thoughts of how I hope makes us "unique". I know that in some post, a long time ago, I attempted this multifaceted ponder and was chided for it.
Boy do we agree here,

Nicely worded and just about sums us up.

Even when we disagree we can still be RVMs
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What really makes us RVMs? Here are MY thoughts of how I hope makes us "unique". I know that in some post, a long time ago, I attempted this multifaceted ponder and was chided for it. Still...

Foundational ponders:

Is it our choice of coach?

Is it our choice of destinations?

Is it the routes of the journey we choose?

Is it the toys and trinkets we chose to have or not have?

IMHO what makes us RVMS are a few core values:

1. Our choice of seeing that life is not a single tick of the clock or turning of a calendar page. It is journey from THIS moment until the last moment and what we do in between.

2. It is recognizing that we band together in some crazy, weird mixture of humor to support fellow sojourners. It reminds us that no single thing defines us and our journey.

3. We accept that some of us are full timers, some are part timers, some like big rigs, some like tents. In the end it is not what we have that defines an RVM. It is how we approach the journey with the goal of living life to its fullest without structural limits.

4. We understand that we ARE WEIRD! We talk in pros, hyperbole and theory. We ponder things that others won't. We honor symbols like bacon as if they were the universal glue that binds us. Sometimes we say things that no one else (even other RVMs) can understand but we take that as just something else to ponder.

Sorry...might just sound like rambling but I just wanted to say it.
Thank You Don !!!

And well said, one thing about the mutants that I really enjoy is that this group doesnt really care what it is that each of us individually have chosen to live in, only that we enjoy making the Journey our Destination, and expounding on the ways we venture out from our home base, be it Jeeping, kayaking, bicycling or hiking or whatever we so choose, and trying to look at the funny side of why it is we do such. Bacon of course is like icing on a cake, a simple pleasure to be enjoyed, for breakfast or lunch or dinner and among friends.
Another thing that really impresses me is that if I have a question about anything traveling wise, I can get an answer or a suggestion from all of you that have already been there and done that, with that kind of information how can you go wrong.
So this upcoming curiosity in Arkansas is exciting for me and the DW because 1) we have never been to Arkansas 2) it will be another place where its quite likely we will wish to visit again 3) once we are together and can compare notes, I am quite sure we will find new places of adventure to contemplate.

Cheers !!!

P.S. Hopefully it didnt sound like I was rambling either , carry on my mutating friends, carry on.
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PT I am excited for you and DW to come to the Grand Curiosity in AR. Because you will love this state. It has something for everyone!
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