Aug 22 2012

To Toad or Not To Toad

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If you're not an RVer, you may not know about a toad (towed), sometimes called a dinghy, a tag-along. It's the car that follows along behind an RV like a good puppy. Sometimes they're on a dolly (two-wheel trailer) or are being towed 4-down (all four wheels on the ground), or are in an enclosed trailer or all four wheels on an open trailer. 

There are a lot of opinions about towing a car and how to go about it. We personally don't have a toad. We bought a motorhome because we don't like to tow anything. We've been traveling for three years and, so far, it's working. When we're traveling, it's easy for us to not have a car. We stop at grocery stores or Walmarts to replenish our cupboards and refrigerator. We find most campgrounds are within walking distance to stores. We stayed at Sunshine Key RV Resort and there was a shuttle to Key West. While at Fort Summit KOA in Davenport, Florida, they had a free shuttle to the amusement parks. 

The only time we miss having a tow vehicle is when we're visiting friends or family. If necessary, we'll rent a car from Enterprise because they pick us up. And we've found that Enterprise is nearly always close to a campground when we need them. 

There will probably be a time when it will become necessary for us to have an additional vehicle. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. 


Aug 14 2012

It’s official

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It's official. Our personal Facebook page is deactivated. However, our Adventurers2 page is active. I will post to it from time-to-time about new entries to this site. 


Aug 13 2012

My Travel Log

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I received this from a friend via email. And it is perfect for our travel blog. 

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.  I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.  I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore. 

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.  I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.  Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older. 

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!  I may have been in Continent, and I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing. 


Smiles and hugs to all!


Aug 13 2012

Reasoning

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Why on Earth would anyone deactivate their Facebook account? Well, I have a myriad of reasons. Number one, I am addicted to Facebook and have to break the cycle. I spend every day playing games all day long and, when I'm not playing games, I'm reading posts. And then I have "liked" so many of the sidebar items, my entire wall is covered with ads. To find my friends' posts, I have to search through pages of ads and nonsense. So, I decided it's time to take a break. 

Facebook has had many changes since I joined several years ago. When I first joined, there weren't many people my age. Now, most of my high school classmates are on FB–and that's wonderful. But it has also changed to the point where my friends' posts don't appear. And there are so many inconsequential posts. 

I recently got an iPhone and that is probably the key factor in not wanting FB posts. I had notifications turned on so I could see what folks were up to. My phone beeps day and night. And, yes, I could turn off notifications; but, then, I would not see friends' activities. A catch-22. 

I left a message on my FB wall saying I was going to deactivate and that if anyone wants to follow our travels, to go to our blog site at the URL on the wall post. And, if anyone needs to reach us, to leave a message through this site or at our email address. 

I know several people that don't use Facebook and they seem to be surviving. I decided to see if I can survive without all the notifications. I will miss the friends' posts of their children and all the adventures. But I'm hoping those same friends will stay in touch the "old-fashioned" way. We can also receive unlimited texts. So, if you have our cell phone number, please feel free to text us. 

I may find I can't live without FB. Time will tell. It's an easy fix to reactivate. I'm sure there will be more to this saga.