We’ve had an unusually calm week here at Justin’s. The only “chore” on the agenda was to test the washer and dryer to make sure they worked – and they do. So, we’ve managed a daily hike in the desert, Odel’s been out on the links, we saw “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (mixed feelings), visited Safeway.
And we met Brenda and David Bott, of Outside Our Bubble. I first connected with the Botts a few years back, when I followed a link about a RV’ers cruise they were putting together, and I have read their blog off and on since then… and they have done the same. We planned a meet-up in Quartzsite in January 2011 (didn’t work out) and again in January 2012 (didn’t work out). The third time was charmed, and we spent a few very pleasant hours talking with Brenda and David on Superbowl Sunday (early in the day, of course).
Brenda and David are two decades younger than Odel and I, and work via the internet. David is an avid conversationalist who spoke freely about his concerns for the future (their own, and the country’s), and it was very interesting to listen to the viewpoint of a person different from me in many ways. In the RV world, unless we are with close friends, we usually avoid political topics, but as we sat in the desert sunshine, we felt our way into usually difficult discussions with respect and interest. “Civil discourse” is the term than came to mind, and the couple of hours we spent together gave me interesting food for thought. It was a very enjoyable meeting. Thanks for the visit, Botts.
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… we got David to pose for a photo.
Other than that… oh, let’s see, I *did* back up my blogs and do my usual monthly computer maintenance: virus scan, malware scan, and backups of both computers, my least favorite job other than doing our taxes! I mention this only as a reminder to those of you who intend to back up your computers, but procrastinate… :)
Tomorrow morning, very early, Odel will drop me off at the airport for a week-long stay in Sacramento. He has at least a couple days of golf planned; I’ll be visiting my family and checking out Rosanna’s new place. See you when I get back.