Looking to PT retire on 1/1/2013. Thinking FW TH RVing. But see so many non active, non athletic types at campgrounds, don't get me wrong, very nice folks, just not physically athletic lifestyle, at least not what we see. We both run marathons, road bike, kyak, play tennis, hike, motorcycle among other activities. Not sure how we'd 'fit into a campground crowd'. We will plan our routes around athletic events (week long bikes rides, marathons, etc.).
We're looking at this lifestyle for us, are there other like minded folks out there doin these activities or are we crazy? Maybe we should just buy a condo in St. Pete and enjoy the beach at Clearwater.
Get to know some of the other people you participate in activities with. I'm sure you'll find many who chae the dream with an rv just as you do. Just because you have an rv doesn't mean you have to hang out in the campgrounds. Use it as an adventure to find new marathons, bike trails, kayaking waters.
Guess we hang around different campgrounds as I see all typs of folks in campgrounds.
Around here its lots of COE lakes so lots of water activities. Lots of horse back riding with all types of ORV areas.
When we go to the mountains we see lots of mountain bikers/hikers/etc.
Just got home the 20th from a 2872 mile trip to FL. Came back through the Appalachian's and saw folks in all types of shape from hard body mountain hikers/bikers to red neck beer drinkers.
IMO you need to broaden the type of folks you associate with to include non atheletic folks. You may learn somethng about life.
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Make up your itinerary of marathons, road bike, kayak, tennis tournements, hiking areas, motorcycle venues, car races, mountain biking, etc. Then take your Rv and go!
Chances are you'll meet people RVing at the campgrounds in the area of your venues that you are enjoying..and may have a whole campground of like minded atheletic types!
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Sounds like you would be a perfect fit for the RV lifestyle since you would be able to find the kind of activites you enjoy across this great country. Many RVers work and live hectic lifes and when they have an available weekend, they tend to go places where they can relax and slow life down a bit. If that's not your cup of tea, no problem, you can do what and go where your heart desires. That is why there are different types (classes) of RVs, not everyone fits in the same category, different strokes for different folks, just find your crowd and have a blast RVing.
Lot of difference between a campground and a 55+ park. I am out in Arizona and the park I am in had a hiking club, bike club, as well as leagues for lawn bowling, softball. In the morning there is a 3 mile walking club followed by two or more water aerobic classes. The bigger the park the more activities.
You might take a look at Arizona instead of Florida. You could easily split your time between boondocking in the desert around area like Ajo, Quartzsite, Borrego Springs, Ogilby Road and some of the other desert rendezvous. Join the Escapees. Lots of people in Escapees that are very youthful. I have seen people close to 80 that dont act their age at all..lol.
I know a lot of people who live a very active lifestyle who are RVers. I also know a lot of people who really like to relax and do nothing at all with their time off. But it seems like just about all of them enjoy a nice cookout and a campfire at the end of the day. And just think about how nice it would be to come home after a long day biking, hiking or paddling and take a nice shower in your own clean shower. And to then be able to prepare the types of food that you enjoy. Most likely much better and cheeper than if you had to go out to a decent restaurant. And when they day is done, you can hit the sack in your own bed (which you know is clean and doesn't have bed bugs etc). It ain't a bad way to travel.
I'd say the vast majority of Toy Hauler owners are active, while maybe not into Marathons we are getting out and doing things. That said why can you be friends with those opt to be a bit more relaxed? I know a couple of our Mods on this forum are marathon runners, so I'm sure there is a group you're looking for. Finding it can be the challenge.
I don't think ones physical condidtioning determines wether one is a pleasant person or not. Snotty people come in all shapes and sizes. There are more pleasant and interesting people with varied interests out there that won't pass judgement on your choosen lifestlye. You wanna run marathons - knock yourself out.
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