I mean, why would an RV focussed site create sections for various career choices?
1) Military retirees and 100% disabled and some retired DOD civilians can use many military base RV parks across the country. When I see a post about campground on a forum without a military section - always have to explain the system - and always get some folks complaining "That's not fair" and "That's a waste of my tax money"
2) Military veterans often have unique health issues related to their service. Many people chose a primary forum and don't visit many. A good place to communicate special information.
I'm not saying there should be a separate section - but vets and retirees are a significant group within the RV community.
Good points. Thanks for taking the time to explain.
Seems to me that an entire separate website for military/ veterans/retirees would be well supported.
As far as: "...and always get some folks complaining "That's not fair" and "That's a waste of my tax money"". I believe those benefits are self supporting.
PS I've been a DOD Civilian employee for 31 years.
After 25 years living in the SFO Bay Area, I'd say May and October seem to be the best weather months. If you can go in May,make sure it's before the hordes of tourists arrive (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
I second Pt. Reyes National Seashore ... Drakes Landing. Over the GG Bridge to Marin County through Sausalito, and further through quaint Inverness (used to be a Russian fishing village); up through Bodega Bay and on to Fort Ross (old Russian Fort); Gualala, Humboldt...
You know what?
Anywhere along the coast and you can't miss. California comes in many flavors, none to be missed, and none will disappoint.
Enjoy your adventure!
Probably cause we didn't want to look like the mostly dead, dusty, dirty, cheap, RV'ers, who were left out in the barren desert just waiting to die...
Wow, don't hold back, let us know how you really feel. Do you get judgmental much? If it's not for you, it's not for you, but why do you feel the need to disparage those that do enjoy it there?
No, I've never been myself.
There, but for the Grace of the Spaghetti Monster, go I, you, us.
Often RV parks have minimal staff after peak hours, so most either wait, or drive around the park looking for a staff person to let them know you're there.
The big scary surly man who's leaving ashes all over the park (Oh my!) asks if he could help you and your first response is: Are you smoking?
"We learned that we needed to check-in FIRST then proceed to the space HE assigned (what a power-trip, the place was half empty!)"
Power trip? Most RV Parks operate the same way, check in, then space assignment. It goes a long way toward security and safety of guests.
Even if the place was half empty, you don't know if, nor which, spaces were reserved.
I get the feeling that you expected a marching band and hand maidens to greet you upon entrance. Sorry, but I think I'd avoid you before I'd avoid Napa Valley Expo RV Park and the big scary surly man who smokes and leaves a trail of ashes all over the park.(Oh my.)
I don't care for Quartzsite yet I go there every other year because several RVing Women's chapters, along with a multitude of other RVing groups, gather there annually during the vendors/flea market extravaganza in January. It's a convenient time to rendezvous and also get gear for, repairs done to ones RV.
"Workcamping" is the one and only RV.net forum that allows "advertising". This was established many years ago, even before I was asked to moderate because of my extensive "workcamping" and "Fulltiming" experience. Therefore, I do not know the details of the exemption, but I, for one, am forever grateful that the "powers that be" have seen a need and acted on it......
I am diligent about making sure the posts remain within the parameters set because I never want to see this forum eliminated. It is a valuable tool for those on the road wishing to "workcamp", however it is interpreted.
There is a sticky at the top of this forum that explains these policies in more detail. Those who question the interpretation of the rules are invited to read it.
End of debate. Hallelujah and Amen.
This makes no sense at all!
jdog, every so often someone will start a thread and, inadvertantly, broadcast the fact that the best woman they could get to actually marry them is a moron who can't handle the simplest of tasks, i.e. driving a car. Often, they will extend their personal experience of their wives by generalizing those experiences to include all women (generalizing makes them feel better because it enhances their denial).
The reason I appreciate such posts is they help me distinguish the losers from the evolved men on this site, therefore making it easier to ignore the losers.
Yet, another thing to be grateful for on this Thanksgiving. Hope you have much for which to be grateful.
PS wa8yxm, I'm very sorry for your loss.
After a long career in the missile building business, today is retirement day! For the last 30 years, I've worked as a Test Engineer and Operations Manager. And, I still have all my fingers.
Can't wait to hit the open road with the TV and FW with no time constraints. One thing I'm really looking forward to is not having to deal with the traffic at the end of a holiday weekend. I can just stay in camp and watch everyone else pack up and jam the roads.
We have some long trips planned in 2014. First will be Death Valley and then up the west coast. Then, we're going to Yellowstone, across to Niagra Falls. From there, across to Maine, down to Florida and then back to Arizona.
In 2015, the DW and I are planning on spending the summer terrorizing fish in Alaska.
I have 400 calendar days left before retirement. My plans are similar to yours with just a couple of exceptions: starting - ending location (San Diego), and a meander up to Prince Edward Island after Maine.
Sheesh, I'm as excited for you as I am for my own retirement!
Stay healthy. Stay safe/. Enjoy! Enhjoy! Enjoy!
Learn a new language; sketch places you visit; make a quilt / bedspread from t-shirts that have personal meaning to you; build a computer; learn astronomy; join and participate in an online fantasy sport group; learn how to work on the mechanical aspects of your rig, (change brakes, tune-up, change oil, locksmithing); make sculptures out of found objects; learn to play an instrument; learn calligraphy; collect and learn about the flora and fauna in areas you visit - create a scrapbook of specimens; write an autobiography for future generations of your lineage; learn computer programming; make tiled mosaic utilitarian items for use in your RV; get involved in letterboxing or geocaching; create a blog; learn basket weaving and give the baskets as gifts; explore a new category / area of cooking; design items for cafepress; sell items on ebay; delve deeply into the histories of people, places, or things.
What do you love? What have you always wanted to do but didn't have the time? What have you always wanted to try but were afraid? DO THAT.
Edited to add: I just re-read your post. Apologies for missing the "mindless" part. Sorry.
Maybe yoga and or meditation where the whole goal is mindlessness? :)
The amount of stereotyping in this thread (and this site, tbh) is astounding.
And ftr, it's my husband who brings piles and piles of clothes, and shops for clothes. I can travel for a week with one carry on.
Welcome to rv.net
Come for the great RVing help and information,
stay for the neaderthal exhibitions.
Have you looked into 'rental' of a Class A?
6 month rental would be roughly $50,000 but your done....just turn it back in and fly home
Purchasing would render some return on investment at end of trip with sale of rig.
Anyway, it sounds like they've planned it out to their liking and are only looking for temporary accommodations while awaiting taking possession of their rigs.
One thing I would suggest, if you want to enjoy yourself on here and not get too upset, is to grow a thicker skin! :B
Nah. Don't grow thicker skin, that'd turn you into the same offensive types that make people want to grow thicker skin. Why configure onesself to accommodate those who don't deserve accommodation?
After you've been around a bit longer, you'll recognize those you'll want to ignore. Fortunately there's a feature here that enables one to ignore specific commenters.
Most commenters here are civil with nothing to prove. They seem to be here to share their knowledge, experience, and the comradery with and of this RVing community.