Sunday, August 2, 2009
What They Take With Them
I don't understand the allure of the RV. Aficionados claim it's the perfect getaway vehicle, but unless you're willing to tow a car behind you, you're limited to going to state parks and other rural places. It's not economical anymore either, given the price of gas. And if you lug a car, trailer, boat, bicycles, and hundreds of other things from home with you, then you're faced with the drudgery of unloading, setting up and packing up. RVs also come with a hefty price tag, and with that money you could go on a dozen very nice trips just about anywhere in the world.
We've been making a list this summer on our daily walks to Ellacoya State Park of the things people take with them in their RVs. Here's a partial list:
5-foot high plastic palm trees with mini lights
lawn chairs and rugs for the "front porch"
wooden signs with the family name inscribed on it
tablecloths for the picnic table
outdoor lawn games
inflatable kiddie pools
barbecues (even though the park supplies them)
Can you help me understand the allure?