Building Community Matters on the Road of Life

Building community is a recurring theme Rene and I have discussed on various recent podcast appearances. We’ve been working hard to promote our book, Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now. We’ve appeared on many podcasts, with themes ranging from dogs to entrepreneurship. The big story we usually end up talking about is how we’ve grown the Tripawds community since we first hit the road 13+ years ago. And how we owe it all to our Chief Fun Officer, Jerry.

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Tripawds Spokesdawg Wyatt Ray

So…for this week’s Fun Friday Fotos, I searched our RV Lifestyle Galleries for pictures representing Community. Thankfully, I’ve added the word “community” to the descriptions of quite a few photos over the years. Therefore, I present to you, this random collection of related photos.

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Gated Community Development Near St. Augustine, FL

The oldest photo I found, from our 2007 Florida visit, represents a different sort of community development.

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Smoke Tree Ranch Gated Community Palm Springs, CA

I quickly noticed a gated community theme among the random photos I found.

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Slab City Community Sign at The Slabs

I have felt a much greater sense of “community” in the sense I mean during our stays at The Slabs.

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Slab City Culvert Community Shower

Yeah, I even bathed in the Slab City culvert shower…long, long ago.

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Slab City Community Thank You

This is more the sense of community I’m talking about when we talk about building community. Like feeling at home among strangers at the inaugural  Slab City Community Association meeting in 2014. That seems so much longer ago…

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Slab City Community Non-Profit Foundation Meeting

Community to me is a safe place to commune and engage with like minded people. It is a place where you can get help and the support you need for the same issues others face.

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Evergreen Coho SKPs park, Chimacum, Washington

This can happen online or in person. And we have also felt a sense of community on the road, whenever we’ve gathered with Escapees.

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Inspecting Community Sewage Treatment System at Ranch

And then there is the summer I learned all about building a community septic system while workamping at Vickers Ranch.

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Learning New Ranch Sewer System

How’s that for some more fun photos? Suggest a topic for next Friday’s random collection with a comment below. And yeah, I missed last week’s post. Did you? Subscribe here to be notified of all LiveWorkDream updates.

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