How to Spruce Up Your RV
Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
72Trip End Aug 12, 2008
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We needed a day with some down time so the beach was a perfect fit. Who knew the wind was blowing 50mph causing unbelievable surf when we were tucked between the tall pines. We walked to the beach with gear in hand an found ourselves in a sand storm that had the people mass exiting. The umbrellas were blowing away and chairs were not able to keep upright. We stayed and waited out the storm as it started to rain. We began to eat our picnic lunch with our backs to the bombardment of sand and rain. "This is so not fun!" Rusty yelled and screamed. Clark retorted "oh come on kids we're at the beach, you can't do this at home." Rusty responded "I am not having any fun!" "Sure you are Russ." as Clark handed him another soggy piece of chicken and sand crusted potato salad.
The rain stopped, but the wind continued so Rusty got the boogie board out in the water. The boogie board took off in the wind, but it was attached to his wrist. It seemed to be winning the fight as Rusty struggled to pull the line in and gain control of it. It looked more like he was flying a kite and doing a good job at it. Clark said "that's my boy" as Rusty started to yell at the boogie board "this is not fun!" Russ gave up on the board and decided to try the waves without it. He met another boy by the name of Bruce. They became fast friends and played together the entire afternoon. Clark, Ellen, and Audry all ran into the crashing surf and joined in the fun. After all, they had the place to themselves! Everyone else had run for shelter.
Erma, Bruce's mother, and Ellen struck up a conversation as they watched the kids play
Suddenly Angie and Otis arrived with their daughter, Reba. They were friendly folks and jumped right in on the conversation. Clark, seeing all this talking going on certainly wouldn't be left out so, he joined in as well. Before you knew it, we were chewin' the fat like nobody's business! The afternoon was passing into evening and the Griswald's decided to get some Carolina Barbecue. Clarkism: "Kids, did you know that in Carolina, Ribs and Barbecue are 2 different things?" "Yup, barbecue is pulled pork and/or chicken whereas ribs are just...ribs." After dinner we returned to TV Sets and Palm Trees.
There were artificial lit palms trees set out by the Kampers. This seems to be the culture in RV parks and the thing to do too spruce up your atmosphere. Other suggestions might be potted plants, Tiki lights, "The Bar is Open" signs, etc. I think you get the picture. Oh and lets not forget the numerous chairs needed to sit outside your camper all the while looking at the backside of your neighbors camper. In the evening if you choose to sit outside, you probably would, as this is where you would find the TV. Outside, permanently mounted and connected in the side compartment of your camper. And here you probably would be watching Paula Dean. As we strolled down the lane, we were able to watch the entire show of Paula Dean as we watched from camper to camper amongst the lit palms trees. Who knew?