Seems to me, that pretty much prohibits anything that could be called learning or education don't it? I get my knickers in a knot when somebody tells me they allow me no choices... that lil' bit of arrogance is sure 'nuff the way to get on my wrong side.
Now I'm the first to say that looking at such things and making such a choice is hard. Miserable hard. That conditioning we're all subject to is tattooed on our brains. To stop and step off the trail we'd chosen is seen as failure by many.
I see it as you keep on keepin' on until you get where you're going.
Seems to me, stepping off of something that you come to see as not working... is simple common sense... and though we've enjoyed most of these past years and miles... the mathematics pretty much shows... a great big brick wall looming up in front of a speeding, aging old truck...
Make no changes and the wreck is gonna leave a mess.
Another season like this last one, and we won't just be sitting and wondering... we'll be sitting on the island in an intersection holding up a piece of cardboard.
So... an intelligent man would do something before the storm arrives... get out in front. Not wait for it to get here and then try to fix the roof in the middle of a frog strangler.
Lacking the intelligence, and a little behind timewise... all I can do is imitate those smart guys.
If you read my "About" page on the website, you'll see that I already saw this day coming... a long time ago...
I said back then that somewhere along the road choices would get made... what I said exactly is;
It’s our thought at this point to leave the RV Boondocking adventure sort of open ended. Some time, down the road, we figure to have three ways we can choose to go.
- Build a winter camp and just go RV Boondocking in the summer for 6 months or so.
- Leave the road and our Fifth Wheel and go back to plain ol’ regular living……
- Just keep boondocking on! Travel in the Fifth Wheel till we get weary of it. If indeed that is possible!
In those three legs of the Forks I saw so many years ago is the trail I'll be taking. As of yet, that's still not a done deal... It could very well be that when I look back years from now, I'll find that it'll have been a mix of bits of all three and I cut a new and as yet unseen fourth trail.
There ain't no easy roads