All different but all having fun

To my Amateur Radio followers…. Sorry but no radio stuff here in this post


Today’s neighbors (as most of our neighbourhood changes daily) show a multitude of rigs from across Canada. All are different but all of us are having fun…

Within 100’yards of our rig we have…


Two Class C motor homes and an old Volkswagen Westphalia… One Class C and the “Westie” are travelling together and the other Class C just had the luck to get the next spot.  All 3 Are from Quebec and between my poor French and their limited English we are able to communicate just fine…


And we also have right beside us a Class B on a Dodge Sprinter Chassis from Alberta… Nice folks to sit down and chat with…


In the spot behind us is a young couple from Southern Ontario with a newer version on my pickup truck with a custom made dome tent that fits in the box of their truck…  It’s an great way to camp and also keep off the cold hard ground…  I’ve seen pics of these but never up close…


Also behind us are a couple who are camping with motor cycles.  They keep to themselves but they will say hi in passing

These are just an example of people we have met over the last couple of weeks.  We had a couple camping beside us with a pickup truck and slide in camper who lived in the west end of Ottawa.  There was also a young couple tent camping close by and they were also from Ottawa…. We travel 1500 kms and end up camping with strangers from home. 

 But when most of them leave…. They don’t leave as strangers…. They leave as friends we hope to see again in our travels….  Just as the couple from PEI who loaned me a scissor jack so I could re level our trailer… or the couple from Maine with their new (to them) Tent trailer who I helped with an electrical issue and gave them some spare fuses.  We met as strangers and they left as friends…

We share info about campgrounds as we sit around someone’s campfire in the evenings….  We also exchange technical (computer, OTA TV, wifi) info and we learn from the experiences of our neighbours…

In general, we are nicer to strangers that camp…who suddenly become friends than we are to our real neighbors….

The real way to world peace…. I guess is that if everyone camped….

Silly but just a thought…

Bob

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