Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hope yours was just grand. While we anxiously wait for news on when our Wyatt can come home (he’s still at Texas A&M vet hospital), we couldn’t ask to be in a better place.
The folks here at Rainbow’s End in Livingston are the best. It doesn’t matter how long you’re away or even if you’ve never been here, they always go out of their way to make you feel like one of the regulars. We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with over 100 people yesterday, and a casual potluck with Thanksgiving leftovers tonight.
Jim and I are definitely among the youngest members here. One of the best parts about being the kids in the park, is that we get the benefit of learning from these adventurous souls who choose the full-time RV lifestyle while we were still in grade school.
For example, tonight we sat with a fascinating couple who defied all expectations about what “getting old” means. She was 81 and he was 88 years old but they didn’t appear to be older than 70-ish. They’ve been full-timing for 25 years, and have no plans to stop. As former hobby pilots, this couple has led a life of non-stop adventure that included worldwide travel as well as RVing. I asked the wife what her secret was to keeping young, and she simply said:
“Stay active! Always!”
I love talking to elders who refuse to utter the words “I’m getting Old” and continue to live life to the fullest. They really do prove that age is just a state of mind. I never want to forget that.