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Old 01-07-2012, 02:40 AM   #21
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yes I agree with you
not only are you
working a good program money wise
but life is good
I'am grateful that we all here
have been ((blessed)) with the monies
so as to buy our rigs and use them often



excellent points Ruben
one can not put a price on that
getting out into God's country
and seeing it up very close
away from the big city



my wife is also still working
as the Mountainman is retired
yet
another THING to be grateful for
especially in these days and times

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Well stated Mountainbob.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #22
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Yes, well stated Mountainmanbob and Ruben.

As an old fart I must add that many families wait until they retire to travel and see family, friends and new adventures. Life is short folks if you don't know it and quality time is priceless.

Many times a sudden health issue will stop you in your tracks. When my day comes I DON'T WANT to say; "I wish I did that".
Have fun and enjoy life now!
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:23 AM   #23
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Many times a sudden health issue will stop you in your tracks. When my day comes I DON'T WANT to say; "I wish I did that".
Have fun and enjoy life now!
I agree 100 % with this statement. I audit medical charts for the VA and can tell you major medical issues don't just occur with the elderly. I read of many 40 and 50 year olds with issues that bring about major lifestyle changes to patients and their families. Live for today guys, life turns on a dime!
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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I read of many 40 and 50 year olds
with issues that bring about major lifestyle changes
to patients and their families.
yes
sometimes we just take it all for granted
around two years ago
I had Gobal Transit Amenisa
did not know where I was when
I awoke from a deep fog
and my memory was damaged
(since then I have written as I do)
it is just easier for me
I noticed after the event
that getting my RV ready for travel
seemed very very hard
it seems that God is restoring me yet again
after a lifetime of some hard knocks
several life challenging accidents
I had found it to be great for my recovery
getting our trailer ready for trips now days
and
enjoying so much
getting out into God's back lands
in our little "Home On Wheels"

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #25
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I have been "Camping" since I was a child, my family (9 kids) was way too big to "Motel it" .

I started out on my own many years ago, and worked my way up from my first tent , tent camper, pop-up, trailer, truck camper , small 5th wheel, and now have a nice Large 5th wheel.

MY time with friends and family have been priceless!!!!!!!!!!!! Evenings around the campfire, coming out the door at dawn (Rarely)and seeing the world wake up, the places I just decieded to "Stop and smell the roses" .........................and have the means to just stop and do it.......... are with out a pricetag.

Do it now, while you can.......................you never know what may be around the bend.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #26
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Yes, well stated Mountainmanbob and Ruben.

As an old fart I must add that many families wait until they retire to travel and see family, friends and new adventures. Life is short folks if you don't know it and quality time is priceless.

Many times a sudden health issue will stop you in your tracks. When my day comes I DON'T WANT to say; "I wish I did that".
Have fun and enjoy life now!
Wow...those words could not be closer to the truth. My mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on April 15, 1989. She retired from her job, got her affairs in order and died on June 16th....just two MONTHS after being diagnosed. She always dreamed of going to Las Vegas; raising six kids meant money was tight, and she never made it. She told all six of her kids to enjoy life while you can, borrow money if you have to, but do the things you want to do and visit the places you want to go while you're still young, because you never know if you'll get the chance in retirement or if you'll even MAKE it to retirement. My DH and I are living our dream. We bought this TT and TV on a shoestring budget. We don't have kids, so we aren't spending our kids' inheritance LOL. Everyone always talks about their plans once they are retired. They save every penny they ever made, and sadly, many do not make it to retirement. My motto is to "LIVE while you're alive." and that us just what I'm doing.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #27
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Wow! We are getting down to the nitty gritty.
Lifes is too short and we need to live everyday to its fullest.
Some days when I do some shopping I always smile and say hi to everyone. That makes me feel good even if others think it is strange.

My DW and I were out on Christmas morning having a breakfast at one of a few restarants open. A young married couple in the oposite booth were talking to each other. They were probably in their early to mid 20's. He was apologizing to his wife that he didn't get her much for christams and promised the future will be better.

When Paying my bill at the register I told the cashier that I wanted to pay for that couples breakfast. They thought I was very nice and asked if I was their father or relative. I told her that when they come up and want to pay just tell them that Santa took care of it and Santa will do better next year. I gave the cashier $30 and told her to keep what was lfet for her tip.
My DW and I walked out almost in tears and so were the cashier and waitress.

That made us feel really good for a long time and this is the first time I have told the story.

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:24 AM   #28
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Wow! We are getting down to the nitty gritty.
Lifes is too short and we need to live everyday to its fullest.
Some days when I do some shopping I always smile and say hi to everyone. That makes me feel good even if others think it is strange.

My DW and I were out on Christmas morning having a breakfast at one of a few restarants open. A young married couple in the oposite booth were talking to each other. They were probably in their early to mid 20's. He was apologizing to his wife that he didn't get her much for christams and promised the future will be better.

When Paying my bill at the register I told the cashier that I wanted to pay for that couples breakfast. They thought I was very nice and asked if I was their father or relative. I told her that when they come up and want to pay just tell them that Santa took care of it and Santa will do better next year. I gave the cashier $30 and told her to keep what was lfet for her tip.
My DW and I walked out almost in tears and so were the cashier and waitress.

That made us feel really good for a long time and this is the first time I have told the story.

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What a wonderful thing to do! Brought tears to my eyes....
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #29
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What a wonderful thing to do! Brought tears to my eyes....

I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding thing I have done in my life for total strangers.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #30
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Ruben,
Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Where were they taken?
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:55 AM   #31
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I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding thing I have done in my life for total strangers.
John, thank you for who you and your wife are...job well done.
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John, thank you for who you and your wife are...job well done.
First one was at Mount Magazine State Park in Arkansas, and the other 2 were Garner State Park, West of San Antonio Texas. If you ever get the chance to go towards Arkansas around mid to late October I STRONGLY recommend Mount Magazine. Some of the most beautiful Fall Colors you will see.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:08 AM   #33
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a way in which to show one is grateful I think

I have befriended a few homeless ones
and others in these tight times
help (a little) where I can
just do not wish to get too puffed up
before the Big Guy upstairs
then I or we would receive no credit due

why have I been blessed so
so as to give
a gift given to me
job, retirement monies etc etc
giving to others is
a way in which to show one is grateful

giving all credit to where credit is due

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #34
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First one was at Mount Magazine State Park in Arkansas, and the other 2 were Garner State Park, West of San Antonio Texas. If you ever get the chance to go towards Arkansas around mid to late October I STRONGLY recommend Mount Magazine. Some of the most beautiful Fall Colors you will see.
I have not spent any time in Arkansas. My folks used to winter in Zapata and we tried to spend a week with them each year. I thought some of the scenery reminded me of the San Antonio area.
Living in the north, we're used to looking for fall colors in New England. My DW and I camped for 10 days in New Hampshire in October. We ended up being a little early. Much of the color change was occuring as we had to leave (leaf?)
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:27 AM   #35
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use that THING so as to cut down on cost

in a couple of hours
heading out to Borrego Springs for a week
as you all know
feels good to be making an escape
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sculpture garden grows in the desert
By J. Harry Jones
12:19 p.m., July 9, 2011

A 350-foot serpent straight out of a fantasy novel emerges from the desert along Borrego Springs Road.

Saturday morning, artist Ricardo Breceda, who has built 129 metal sculptures all over Borrego Springs, was putting the final touches on his biggest and quite possibly coolest creation yet.



does not show it in this picture
but
this cool THING
goes under the road
continues back behind us here
for a good distance


this artist has a lot of his work out there



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[QUOTE=RubenZ;153232]Last time I checked there were no Hotels in the secluded mountains of West Texas nor could I light a campfire inside the hotel room or BBQ in there. Oh and last time I checked I never saw Deer, bobcats, etc. out my hotel rooms LOL..QUOTE]

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in a couple of hours
heading out to Borrego Springs for a week
as you all know
feels good to be making an escape
MM






Are there hook ups there?
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #38
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Are there hook ups there?
we rented a place on private property
with all hook ups
super view
really nice for 100 dollars a month
I put an ad in the local newspaper
and found it

yes Borrego has many places to
dry camp for free
and many more for a simple fee
with all hook ups

a great get away to God's country place

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don't abuse it but be sure to use it

the wife and I plan on
hitting the desert middle of the month
I now also have her convinced
the more we use it the more savings
I just made a couple of repairs
thinking I should make
a test run out next week by myself
my excuse
just bringing the cost of that trailer THING
down even more my dear sweet one and only
I think I got it going on here
we'll see if she goes for it ??

don't abuse it
but
be sure to use it

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With three teenagers, the cost of hotels (2 rooms, at least) and eating out 3 meals for 5 people gets close to $450 a day. With the tt we are way under that and travel a lot more. Plus the memories we create are priceless.
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