Monday, May 24, 2010

The Other



With all the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, I have been feeling very badly about the fact that we are signed up to spend the next five weeks driving a gas-guzzling vehicle. My original plan was founded on the idea that I could use my grant money more efficiently if I wasn't paying for gas plus motels or B&Bs and food. Now I am feeling very dirty, like I have met the problem and it is me. Alas, the payments have been made and we will board our 25' long, class C RV on Wednesday afternoon. Considering that the largest vehicle I have driven in years and years is a Prius (or as our neighbor likes to say, our Pius), I am a little nervous about handling such a large thing. I guess you get used to it.

I have been scouring the internets for tips on driving and camping in RVs. Turns out there is a huge amount of information available - websites, blogs, email groups. From what I have been reading, I think I can generalize and say that the average age of a typical RVer is about two decades older than me and their political leanings are much further to the right than mine. They are very concerned about TV reception and like dogs.

So, I have to find that place within myself that is a 65 year old, Christian man who loves his Fox TV.

I know he's in there somewhere...

4 comments:

Patti Blaine said...

Need a dog? ;)

stoneangel said...

There is no such thing inside of you as a 65 year old Christian right leaning man - so quit searching. Best of luck

Aut said...

Don't look too hard for him, though--that would sadly change the tone of your blog. ;)

island sweet said...

i can feel the beginnings of another project coming on... careful now.