Still Committed To Each Other… But…

I want to start out this post with something I said here at RJsCorner about seven years ago: I must admit that I am probably more adventurous than many seniors.¬† I enjoy constant stimulation. I enjoy planning and doing things that I have never done before. To sit around the house day after day is very boring to me. My senior years certainly give me an opportunity to do some adventurous things. Unfortunately, like many other seniors I imagine, I am married to a spouse who doesn‚Äôt share my sense of adventure. She is much more inclined to spend her … Continue reading Still Committed To Each Other… But…

RV Museum..

On my most recent uRV trip I visited the RV Museum in Elkhart Indiana. ¬†Being that I have spent the last three years converting my twenty-five year old pickup truck with a six foot cap into a rat-rod micro-RV I wanted to learn a little more about the beginnings of that idea. John Steinbeck, who as one of my favorite authors when I was growing, up wrote a book entitled “Travels with Charley” about when he custom built a pickup truck into an RV he named Rocinante (Don Quixote’s horse) and¬†traveled around the country with it. I have read that … Continue reading RV Museum..

uRV And Lake Patoka…

I have talked several times about my micro-RV (uRV) that I spent three years fabricating.¬† This post will be the first pictures of it. These were taken on the third shakedown trip to Lake Patoka in southern Indiana.¬† The cap on the back was purchased when I had my custom furniture making business. It was used to deliver my creations throughout the Midwest. It sat on a concrete pad for five years after the business was closed and then resurrected to give me something to do during my boredom times. I was inspired to make uRV by the John Steinbeck … Continue reading uRV And Lake Patoka…

Snowbound…

The pic above is of Merv (uRV). He is my truck of almost 25 years that I have been repurposing into a micro-RV for travels around the Midwest in the coming years in my own version of “Travels with Charley”. ¬†I have spent two years turning what was once a delivery truck for my past furniture business into a quite comfortable¬†5×8 foot living quarters. This spring I will start with the exterior design which will include advertising this blog and the travelogue over at InSearchOfAmerica. In the mean time here sits uRV up to his wheels in the most recent … Continue reading Snowbound…

Clear Your Head Periods Of Time….

That is what you do when you are not doing your grown-up things. They allow you to at least for a while forget about the world around you. I don’t have a direct source for this quote but it was from the NYPD Blue TV episode where Bobby Simone was dying. It was about his pigeon coops he maintained on the roof of his building in NYC. I admit that now that I have access to streaming video I am sometimes a binge TV watcher. ¬†I think I watched the entire nine seasons of NYPD Blue in a little over … Continue reading Clear Your Head Periods Of Time….

The Idea Of…. RVing

I seem to be fixated on a phrase “The idea of” lately. That is people liking the idea of something without really understanding the details involved. This phenomenon¬†spans across a wide sector of our world. I have several ideas for post on this topic. ¬†The one I want to talk about this time is RVing. Rving, that is buying a recreational vehicle and setting off on the road for daily adventures. I must admit that this one has had me in its clutches for some time now. One of the first books I read as a young man was¬†Travels With … Continue reading The Idea Of…. RVing

Still on my mind….

  To my wife’s dismay I still have RVs on my mind. In fact I have purchased a few books about the topic. After spending a month on the road in our latest vacation I realized there is still so much of this country that we haven’t yet seen and enjoyed. Jumping from hotel to hotel was probably one of the least enjoyable parts of the trip. Not to mention the costs of staying in them. Taking a nomad home with us on future trips still sounds very enticing. For those who know me know that I am a planner; … Continue reading Still on my¬†mind‚Ķ.