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Adventures in Wanderland...(cont)

Posted 05-24-2009 at 03:50 PM by geaugeausmom
Updated 05-24-2009 at 04:01 PM by geaugeausmom

I am so PISSED! After a really long blog, I hit 'Post Now' and everything disappeared.

This had started out as a quiet, peaceful Sunday. Just to thumb my nose at this computer, I am going to try to write it all again.

Last evening we had multiple thunderstorms pass over. At the end of one, I looked outside and saw an unbelievable sight, something I have never, ever seen before--a complete rainbow. It went from horizon to horizon and was easily one of the most awe-inspiring sights I have ever seen. I took some pictures, but it was too big to get into one frame, so I had to photograph it in segments. It is still gorgeous.

Back to Adventures in Wanderland...

The second trip in Auntie Anne's Antidepressant occurred in January. Two other ladies and I "met" online on a women's RV group. We decided that we would like to travel to Mexico together for several months.

I'm from Virginia, so I shall be VA. One is from Pennsylvania, so she shall be Pa. The other is from Vancouver, BC, so she shall be known as BC.

Pa and Va decided to meet in Knoxville and travel west to Nogales where we would meet up with BC. Then, we would stay there for about a week getting acquainted and deciding if we were compatible and flexible enough to spend two or three months traveling together.

When I left Virginia, it was very, very cold, but sunny. By the time I got to Knoxville, it was dark, raining and sleeting. Pa and I met up in Walmart parking lot to get acquainted and spend the night. For the next few days the trip was uneventful except for the bitter cold and the fact that my arthritic hands were having a real problem hooking and unhooking.

When we finally got to Tucson, it was too late and dark to continue on to Nogales, so we stopped at Casine del Sol for the night. That place was packed. It was so cold that night, that I turned the generator on for heat--I didn't know that the furnace automatically came on below 50*. I also did not know that it is a rule of the RV road that generators are turned off at 8pm. So mine ran all night.

About 7 the next morning, I opened my door to the banging and caterwauling of the most irate woman I have ever seen. She began screaming at me that she and her husband had not been able to sleep all night, that every idiot knows that you turn off your generator at 8pm, that I was the rudest, most selfish person she had ever met(???). I tried to explain my ignorance and inexperience to her, but she refused to listen. I did have the presence of mind to ask her why she had not knocked on my door the night before, but she never answered that. She finally threw a folded piece of paper at me and stormed off.

The folded paper was a letter saying all the same things she had screamed at me. She ended it with saying that she hoped I have a disastrous trip.

In tears I went to Pa and told her the story. She said that she had heard the generator, but she didn't know it was mine, or she would have told me.

We went on to Nogales and got set up in the RV park. About an hour later, this huge RV pulls up beside us, and, lo and behold, it was irate woman and husband.

They got set up and left in their car, so I decided to kill 'em with kindness and sat down and wrote a very apologetic letter, explaining my 'newbieness' and ignorance. I ended it with telling them I hoped they had a wonderful trip.

Meeting up with BC is a whole other tale.

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