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Hey Dad…Can We Go Camping this Weekend?
There’s something about camping, from tent, tent trailer, and pop-up camper to diesel pusher and luxury fifth wheel trailer that makes it more than the sum of its parts.
You’re not just looking for a place to spend the night or weekend or to hide out from the rain—you’re buying into a lifestyle.
It’s taking in the fresh air of the great outdoors.
The RV lifestyle is about freedom, and it’s a complete 180-degree turn from the hectic pace of everyday life.
When you arrive at your campsite it doesn’t matter if the Yankees lost a double header or the Cowboys were defeated in overtime.
It’s is a relaxing pleasure to park in a beautiful location and go fishing, take a walk, or simply relax by the camp fire.
Camping is a great way to get to know your family better and to meet new friends.
Once you get away from all of those distractions at home, you have a great opportunity to really talk with your kids and teach them how to fish or make a camp fire.
Are you going to teach your kids how to whittle in the backyard at home? That’s just not going to happen — they’re too busy with their Playstations and Nintendos or whatever.
The RV lifestyle is fantastic because you can stay for a day, you can stay for a week, or you can stay for a month.
It’s whatever you want to do.
When I was a kid on the farm after the milking came the process of skimming the cream. The cream which rose to the top of the heavy crock in which the milk was stored, was reserved for the treats of our frugal lifestyle: rich yellow butter, whipped cream for our desserts, and that rarer treat, tasty homemade ice cream.
As I’m sitting in the comfort of my RV, the comparison of “skimming the cream” to extracting the best from life comes to mind.
To us, RVing offers the cream of life; it is the “treat” that adds zest and flavor to living.
When you hook up the tent trailer or climb into the camper or motorhome and hit the road, that’s how memories are created.
When you’re camping or RVing everyday is a new and exciting experience.
Let’s go camping! If not now, when?
RVing and imagination—both take you anywhere you want to be. And remember, RVing is more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle!
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, latte in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!”
Live one day at a time…
While you can plan for tomorrow, you can’t live it until it arrives. Most people spend so much time regretting the past and worrying about the future, they leave no time to enjoy today!
John Lennon once wrote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Decide to make the most of each moment.
Life is short. We’re following our dreams…are you following yours?
Happy Fathers Day to all Dads on Sunday…and, hey, take your kids camping!
Escape to the open road…life is calling!
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