I expected to set off some fireworks in yesterday’s blog about the woman being thrown out of the campground swimming pool because she had her two emotional support dogs in the water with her, and I wasn’t disappointed. And while most of the blog comments were positive, I did get hammered by email.
One blog commenter said it was obvious I have never experienced pain, suffering, or loss. Somebody in an email told me that I needed to walk a mile in her shoes because I have no empathy for others. In another email, someone asked if spent my free time kicking puppies and pulling the wings off of butterflies. And then there were one or two who just said it was too bad I was such an animal hater.
I did not feel the need to reply to any of them because when someone’s mind is already made up, it’s just a waste of time trying to confuse them with facts.
Moving on to another subject, I also got an email from a campground owner who complained about people who pull in late in the evening after hours, dump their tanks, hook up water and electric, and then are gone early the next morning before the office even opens. He’s not the first campground owner to share the same experience. And it’s interesting that everyone who has said something about problems like that also add that it’s usually the folks in the biggest, most expensive RVs doing it.
I guess if I cheated enough people, I could have one of them fancy high dollar diesel pushers, too. The problem is, I would not be able to sleep during those quick overnight rip-off stays because in the morning I have to look at myself in the mirror when I brush my teeth. Trust me, that’s bad enough to have to see under the best of circumstances!
Our accountant says Terry and I need to take a couple of trips before the end of the year, and I need to get some new stories, too. So we are trying to work our schedule around doctor appointments and things like that. We had hoped to go down to the Keys this coming week, but the weather reports don’t look very promising. So maybe we’ll go the other direction and take a short trip to Georgia. We always love visiting Savannah and there’s so much to see and do there. Then, in December, we want to take off again for a week or so. We may not be RVers anymore, but once you get hitch itch it’s hard to shake it.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for a campground rating, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.
To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Thought For The Day – Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn’t fit any of your containers.