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Old 06-14-2015, 03:18 PM   #39047
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Permit me, dear friends, to quote to you excerpts from an article in the July issue of MotorHome.

The author is Alan Rider. He is pondering that motorhome owners are, by nature, a diverse and independent bunch but if it were possible to get all of us to agree on any one thing, he’d like to think it might be that Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” would be a fine official ode to our favorite mode of transportation.

Alan goes on to say that after 50 years of traveling, he’s still so smitten with life on the road that he’s generally not picky about the final destination. “Because, as Robert Louis Stevenson put it ‘I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move’ ”

Later on in his piece, Alan says he’s discovered something else we share – something quite unexpected that explains this boundless enthusiasm for travel. “I’m talking genetics here, people” he says.

He had recently read that scientists have found a gene that might help explain our wanderlust. It’s essentially a variation of a gene named DRD4 that controls dopamine, a neurotransmitter that stimulates the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. “Researchers say that some 20% of human beings have a version of that gene known as DRD4-7R that’s linked to restlessness and curiosity, leading those of us blessed with it to regularly crave new sights and experiences.”

Alan then suggests those of us who are in the minority and who understand this urge to wander need to stick together because, frankly, not everyone gets the fact that ‘any day on the road is a good day’.

Finally, Alan calls us to raise a toast to Woody Guthrie who reminds us that this land truly is our land and to genetic mutations that make us eager to get out and explore it.

Thank you, Alan, for that article – it made me smile.

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(I wonder if Alan Rider is already signed up as a mutant)
Good articles... This was at the very back: "Ode to the Road"...

Thanks for calling that to my attention..
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:54 PM   #39048
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Quiet day in the RVMdom today. It's about 85 degrees which feels hotter. The CG is nearly empty again as the travelers have mostly moved on. The later afternoon wanderers will probably begin to straggle in soon. At 255 miles and 4 hours to Wall Drug and free water, this is a perfect stop for those headed west.
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Hey Arkies! I has a possibility of hitting the Ozarks so it could pass over y'all.[/QUOTE]

Well if in you has a possibility of passing over us ins you better call! I don't dance with many men and expect a meal!
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Quiet day in the RVMdom today. It's about 85 degrees which feels hotter. The CG is nearly empty again as the travelers have mostly moved on. The later afternoon wanderers will probably begin to straggle in soon. At 255 miles and 4 hours to Wall Drug and free water, this is a perfect stop for those headed west.
Steve, favorite pastime of Park Host on Sunday afternoon, watching 95% of the park empty before 3pm and seeing all the newbies come in shortly after!

Mary and I tend to grade their arrival, back in and set-up!

Two of our grands just left for home, Party On Mary, Party On Tim!
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Steve, favorite pastime of Park Host on Sunday afternoon, watching 95% of the park empty before 3pm and seeing all the newbies come in shortly after!

Mary and I tend to grade their arrival, back in and set-up!

Two of our grands just left for home, Party On Mary, Party On Tim!
It is fun to watch. Interesting to spend time in the various types of places. This really is a nice little place but about 30 miles either direction for any sort of supplies other than ice.

Edit - have ya had Olympic style score cards printed?
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No score cards but I have saved a few marriages! Just helped a man with a satalite dish. Saw the wife out turning it , not back and forth, but 360* and getting nowhere!

Looking for a rope and cowhead with horns for a roping game! I'll keep looking, might have to rope a deer head!

How bout it, all you Bryce bound mutants, got any EASY games to add to the campfire fun?
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A few of the little touches the owners have placed around the park.
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I'm researching a fast-draw competition....squirt guns!
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I'm researching a fast-draw competition....squirt guns!
Now we're talking, had plenty practice just this weekend!
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I'm researching a fast-draw competition....squirt guns!
I still have 2 bags of water balloons we didn't use at the Hail of a Curiosity.

Speaking of water. Looks like we may get a little thunderstorm. May not. Picnic table pics...
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Mary and I tend to grade their arrival, back in and set-up!



Two of our grands just left for home, Party On Mary, Party On Tim!

Oh..... And Sunday am changing ALL of the cards..... Lol... I know...



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Hello all rvms.
Have been reading this for about a week,and am up to page 342. Slow going but a great group of mutants here. We purchased a 5th wheel toyhauler
first and had it delivered. Then searched for a T.V.
We will be selling the s&b and beginning the journey/adventure thereafter.
We know that the journey is the destination. And that what we have is
what we want. What we dont have is light string,but dont need them.
Will be on the road to see all areas,parks,historical places,etc. Not in a hurry. The 5th wheel is large,and has all that we need,but not what we dont need or dont want.The journey is the destination. We are into quilting, so the garage is our quilting studio.
We have not loaded the 5th yet but have plenty of time to learn how it all
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