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Category Archives: Campground Life

The people passing through or living in campgrounds and RV parks have their own stories and we’ve decided to share some of them with you. We’ve changed the names to protect the guilty and the innocent, equally.

Is Your Trailer Worth a Million Dollars?

Is your trailer worth a million dollars? What about your motor home? How would you like your trailer to be worth a million dollars? According to a CNN report (print version), residents of a trailer park in Florida are preparing to sell their trailers and trailer lots to a developer for more than a million […]

You Don’t Know What It’s Like

You don’t know what it’s like. You can’t imagine what it’s like. You would never believe it. You don’t know how hard it is. You don’t have a clue. Well, guess what? I do. I know what it’s like. I have an imagination. Having traveled a lot of the planet, I can believe just about […]

Your Life is So Easy

I drag my laptop with me every night to the campground office, and set it up. My intentions are to get some work done during the moments between panics, since I hardly find time during the daylight hours. Sometimes I can get as much as 30 minutes of quiet time, other times, I’m lucky to […]

Shady Acres Campground – New Home for FEMA and Insurance Adjusters for Hurricane Katrina

We’ve been back in Mobile, Alabama, for less than three days and I’m still struggling to find words. The stupid thing is that the damage here is totally insignificant. Yet, it isn’t the damage to the surrounding area and homes and lives that ties my fingers up in knots. It’s the look on the face […]

On the Road Full-time with Beauty and the Beast

Not long after our arrival here in Mobile, Alabama, we ran into Rita and Bob, a couple not much older than Brent and I who gave up their “American Lifestyle” to hit the road full-time about a year ago. Rita and I crawled into the truck for an all day excursion to the Fairhope Arts […]

We Live in a Campground

Another holiday weekend is coming up and we’re faced with one of those amazing dilemmas that only Brent and I seem to get into. I know others do, but do you know “them”? No, you know us, and if you know us, you know that this is the kinda of thing we get into. Independence […]

We live on vacation

Friday arrived with a note from a friend wishing me a good holiday weekend and telling me all about what he would be doing on his three day vacation. He wanted to know what I was going to do this Memorial Weekend. All of a sudden that question struck me as really funny. I live […]

We’re Here for the Wedding and My Wife Has Cancer

Waiting for the digital cable folks to show up to set up the cable modem for the new computer I’d installed last week for the campground office, preparing everything for WIFI Internet services, the campground owner and I sat on the couch and visited. The campground was filling up on the start of weekend traffic, […]

We’ll Relax on Day 84

I looked out the window to see a young man wandering the campground eyeing a few of the camping spots across from us. Knowing that it was late for the campground owner to be around, I thought I would go out and offer any assistance I could. I walked up to the young man and […]

Life in a Campground

I decided a while ago that I wanted to write about the life I have found living in and visiting campgrounds. It’s a strange microcosm of the world’s misfits, riffraff, typicals, and normals. Everyone passes through a campground at one point in their life, either on vacation or to stay a while and live. I […]