Today was a wonderfully beautiful day of sun, gentle breezes and just cool enough temperatures. Last night I was reading the second of two books I got from the campground library until 1 am. They were extremely interesting. Kay Peterson has written several books for the Escapees club that she and her husband started. The books are supposedly about the fulltime RV lifestyle. However she is really writing about how many options a person has that most do not think about because they are brainwashed into what their local society thinks they should do. During the course of the writings she has a very gentle way of putting lives into a better perspective and allowing you to see many other options for living than just the one you have grown up with. Overall she allows for folks to consider a much larger range of possibilities than most people can imagine. What is really important in your life is the real basis of her writing. She does advocate the RV lifestyle, but at the same time she does not push it. In fact her son is very adamant that he is not a fulltimer candidate. It was impossible to put the book down until finished. I would rank her input right up there with many of the personal growth books by Schuller, Carnegie, Dwyer and many other great authors that have helped me on my life journey.
Since I was soooo late going to sleep I did not wake in time for the bagels at the meeting hall this morning. In fact I was so late getting up and around I just went ahead over to the laundry and did my clothes washing. Just to prove how small this world can be, I met a man who lived in the next neighborhood from the one I grew up in in Pasadena Texas. And yes we had some mutual acquaintences even though he was about 8 years older than me. You never know who you will meet on the road.
Tonight was a performance of "The McPhersons" here at the meeting hall. I checked their website, listened to the music clips and decided I did not want to go to it. It seemed to be well attended, but the style of the music did not suit my mood right now.
The campground is filling slowly and according to the manager it is expected to fill for the weekend and empty out mostly on Sunday morning as the snowbirds scatter into the wind. Tomorrow I hope to go to the train museum in Foley then down the street to a grocery store.
I am really excited about the upcoming visit with my son, his wife and her extended family. Moving down to the Gulf State Park where they have lots of bike paths to ride safely will be a big bonus but a bit more expensive. Oh well, with my family history who knows how long I will live and if I live long enough to run out of money. Then I will go back to work doing something for feeding myself. Get out and have tooooo much fun, The OFM