Filed under: Comfort at Camp, Destination Camping & RV Resorts, Humor, RV Campgrounds, Summer 2011
HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE
The sky is dark blue. Only a few cumulus clouds move across the horizon. The temperature is a perfect 78 degrees and the sun gently warms my exposed skin.
There is no noise – no cars, no trucks, no boom boxes, or sirens. The only sounds I hear are the ocean waves breaking onto the sand in front of me. No, wait – that was a seagull calling out as it flew overhead.
Moments ago, I was kicking the light brown sand with my toes as I walked to my reclining chair next to a small tidal pool.
I brought a cold drink with me. It sits at my right so a smooth movement brings the cool amber liquid to my lips. My doggie, Oscar, is digging in the sand to my left – his leash in my lap. Nancy is further to my right enjoying a book downloaded to her Kindle.
The book I have in front of me is thrilling. I am immersed in the story trying to second-guess the author as to who is the story’s murderer.
The breeze coming in from the sparkling ocean in front of me tosses my hair in all directions. I don’t care – at the moment my appearance is not something I am concerned with.
This is the carefree life of a millionaire – someone that can afford to escape to a secluded tropical island and ignore the hectic pace of the real world.
But – wait a minute. I am not a true millionaire. Yet, at this very moment, I not only feel like a millionaire but I am enjoying the picture perfect life I see in the movies or on TV that portray a millionaire.
How is it possible to be experiencing a Champagne life on a beer budget?
It is actually a simple answer. All we need is the mobility of an RV and the freedom that allows us to go where we want on any day (or days) we feel like going,
If you have not already figured it out, I am sitting on the sand at Virginia Beach . It is early Wednesday afternoon at the end of September and the summer crowds are gone.
The roads are free of heavy traffic and congestion. Parking is easy to find – even for a big truck. All of the shops on the main drag have their wares marked down to half of their summer price. We can walk into a restaurant; receive immediate seating and our meal post haste.
Our campsite at the Holiday Trav-L-Park is wide open with no other campers packed up against us. It is almost like having our very own private camping resort.
I think I have figured out what this retirement thing is really all about!