Today I started sorting out my clothes closet and donating some clothes to charity. I have been carrying around clothes I don’t wear or don’t fit and it is time to reduce the amount of unused clothes. As a part time RV’r and part time resident of Baja MX I don’t wear a lot of fancy clothes. I just don’t have the opportunity to get dressed up. Even after this culling of the clothes closet I still have stuff I seldom wear. I just don’t have the nerve to let the clothes go. Isn’t that weird ? I suppose some Psychologist would have fun with my inability to let go of certain clothes. Nah, to mundane.
I still have cowboy (girl?) boots, so when am I going to need them ? I don’t know. I have fishing gear I bought and never used. I would like to go fishing again, but will I ? I don’t know. Then there are books and tapes/CDS on spanish …. oye!
How can a boring person like me gather so much stuff ? Sigh…..
I am getting a little bored here but it is so cold anywhere else there is no point in leaving. I hate the cold and it is so cold up north I wouldn’t have anything to do with it.
What is it about the RV life that still calls me ? I have a nice house and garden here in San Felipe MX and yet I get the urge to travel. Lately I have been searching the Airstream sites and dreaming of getting an Airstream. Dreaming is about all I can do even used ones are expensive. Older ones have problems that are unique to the brand so caution has to be used or one pays a small fortune to get them repaired. Still I follow the conversations on the AS sites and dream. Wondering why I would pick this brand ? I suppose the uniqueness of the design and the layout of the interiors pleases me. I have a desire and appreciation for order and logic in my surroundings and Airstream RVs give me that impression.
I am a wanderer, rover or gypsy always looking for the next camp the next house the next thing. I would imagine a mental health professional would have a good time figuring out my motivation to keep moving and starting over. I don’t know if this trait of mine is a good thing or a bad thing. The questions I have about my motivation to be on the move are; am I running away from something or to something, am I chased by demons I can’t face or am I searching for some elusive “something” that I can not define or is it a bit of each of the above like a chinese menu one of column A and two of column B and do I get the egg roll with that ?
Maybe at my age I shouldn’t worry about such things it just wastes time and time is in short supply. One never knows what might turn up unexpectedly, of course exploring possibilities is a fun activity and costs little.
It has been cold for days and it will continue for a few more days making it uncomfortable for everyone. It is unheard of to have central heating here and the locals use space heaters if they are lucky. I am merely uncomfortable, the locals, suffer.
I am surprised at how cold it feels here, perhaps it is the humidity and of course the wind. Still this far south of San Diego and it is in the forties that is just wrong! I thought it would be more pleasant than this at least during the day; once again I’m wrong.
Today was laundry day and once I was glad of it as the Laundromat was warmer than outside and waiting for my clothes to finnish I was at least temporarily warm so much so I had to take my jacket off.
Hopefully the weather will turn for the better in a few days and I can quit whining 🙂
I got news that a friend here at Pete’s camp died this morning. He was elderly and had lost his wife last year about this time. He and I would share stories of our travels in europe. We had been to the same places and enjoyed the same foods and adventures even though we had been there at different times. I toasted his memory this evening with a bit of brandy and let a few tears wet my cheeks. I will miss him.
I did a few things in the rig today. One was to a-fix the rear view mirror to the windshield again. It has been down for quite some time. An interior rear view mirror in a class A RV is a waste, but I didn’t want to throw it away and it might come in handy when I hear something fall in the RV as I’m driving I can try to use the mirror to see what the problem is and if I should do something about it. The other is I have a closet rod I use to hang drapes from that I have mounted across the RV just behind the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The purpose of that is to keep the hot air in the driving compartment in the summer and the cold air there in the winter. I am not sure if it is worth all the bother. I have seen other Rv’rs do it so I gave it a try. One thing I have learned is not to have the rod up when driving because if I hit a bump, not an unusual occurrence in Mexico, the rod comes down and hits me in the head. So before driving the rod and drapes are stowed out of the way.
I do know that my RV traveling days are not over; I still like the feel of the open road and the adventure of traveling to someplace new. Winter isn’t the best time to do that of course as it is cold and the weather can turn dangerous quickly. I think I’ll be back on the road one day soon; going to who knows where just as long as I’m going I’ll be happy. Not as happy as when I had my fur kids with me, but happier than sitting in one place to long. Yup getting that itch again 🙂