Wednesday was the perfect end of summer day, and we thought we were mostly done with our tour of RV parks. It turns out we visted another five before we were done for the day.
We made out a little better than we did on Tuesay. We found two campgrounds that we are willing to consider when the time comes. These places are hugely different and for us it comes down to refining what’s most important to us and how far we are willing to push ourselves physically. It seems that in our married life it’s often been this way. When we find acceptable solutions we find diametrically opposed choices; it’s not like choosing light gray paint or darker gray paint, it’s more like choosing chartreuse paint or burnt umber! One campground is well established, priced right, but lacks a couple specific niceties we’d like to have. The other campground is new — which is the challenge: if we decided to rent a seasonal site we’d be among the first residents with sites that are still wild and needing landscaping. The second option would mean a lot of work!
The idea that two such different choices are both appealing means that our thinking about finding a seasonal has been fuzzy. We need to sharpen our thinking about what we want out of a seasonal campsite. Its about what to do when we’re parked in one spot. I have been talking about doing some things; either I have to put up, or shut up. Either I’m going to play with watercolors, or some of the other hobbies I’ve thought about, or I need to accept that they are just dreams and I prefer to do something other. Any choice I make is valid — but I need to make it!
So, it’s time for some serious thought. We have been searching for what we’ve been saying is a “future” seasonal site — and we need to decide if we are returning here or not. We also need to figure out whether we want to commit to building a site or whether we want to simply inhabit an place that’s already finished so we can do other things. And after living a life in which I’ve always felt I can do anything and everything I need to start thinking about the fact that maybe time is limited and picking things that are most important to do first might be a good idea. That part of getting older I’m not so keen on. I guess I can’t change the process; that’s a biological and genetic reality. I can only change how I react to reality.
Thanks for stopping, and I’ll be here tomorrow, still trying to make heads or tails out of what I want to do….