The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Wild Women Meet for RVing Lunch

Picture it now......10 RV crazy ladies gathered together for lunch.  Introductions accomplished because there are new ladies meeting for the first time.  Stories being swapped, rigs being compared, plans being made, places visited swapped.  What could possibly be more fun?  Okay, you are right, being out in our RVs together would win that one.

 L to R......Sharon, MaryJane, Margareta, Vicki, and Nikki.  Sharon is a full-timer recovering from some health issues.  MaryJane is recovering from some major surgery last month. She actually just stopped by to visit on her way to a Texas Ramblin Roses GTG up in Palestine.  Nothing holds these ladies down for long.  Margareta uses her RV as her full-time driver.  Her co-pilot, Lusci, a retired German Sheppard drug dog, accompanies her almost all the time.  Trips out of town also include her cat who walks on a leash.  Vicki is our go-to gal for mechanical issues.  You may remember our recent trip to pick up her lastest project, a Casita in need of much help.  This was Nikki's first introduction to the group.  She just got her first RV and showed up on a forum I belong to.  She had been wondering if women actually do this alone but I don't think she is wondering any more.  Sharon and Margareta went to Alaska last summer.

And here we have (L to R) Rae, Peri, Sharon, and MaryJane.  Check-out those smiles.  Some of you may be familiar with Travels with Miranda, Rae's blog.  It is a great blog and she is a very accomplished young woman who has full-timed for 5 years and usually boondocks.  In addition to her blog, she has written four e-books available through her blog.  I've been hoping for the chance to meet her for some time.  We all have a few years on her but when you all love the same thing, it doesn't matter a bit.  Peri full-times with her husband Dean. They will be off on their next trip soon so you may be able to follow along on her blog.

Nikki is busy checking out the menu but more smiles from Susan (Travelbug), Diana (Cool Clear Water), and Colleen.  Susan and Peri completed a Volksmarche before they showed up for lunch.  Diana drove down from Austin where she lives half-time.

Can you hear all the stories being told?  Vicki, Nikki, Susan, Diana, and Colleen.

Vicki and Diana haven't seen each other for a while so they have tales to tell.   Hmmmm, what do you think they were discussing?

We all finished lunch but then those little shot desserts were calling.  Diana enjoyed her key lime pie.

This is the first time we have seen Sharon since she came back from Houston so it wonderful to see her on the road to recovery.


What a wonderful time we all had.  We arranged our lunch after the crowd so we could see there as long as we wanted to and visit (which was really a long time).  When Rae and I finished chatting outside, it was nearly dinnertime.  Until next time friends.  Susan and Birdie....we missed you.  And Malia, we hope you can make it next time as everyone really wanted to meet you too.  But anyone missing a luncheon because she is getting a new RV is more than okay in our book.

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  1. Thanks for your post on our luncheon. You got lots of good photos.

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    1. Have to thank Margareta for a number of them. I was having too much fun to remember to keep taking photos.

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  3. What a fun time. Wish that I could have been there.

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    1. We missed you Susan. Hope your shoulder is better soon.

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  4. I belong to a group that started will all aframes, many of us have gone to other trailers for one reason or another.. About 20 of them are on Hunting Island, SC this very moment having laughs around the campfire is my guess. They are wonderful women. Be nice to see the groups merge some time--most are in the east, but some are looking for camping buddies in other areas. They sure saved my life when I never thought I'd laugh, again. Here is their site. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WomenA_FrameCampers/

    Here is part of the description on the main page: "We do well to remember dolphins. If a dolphin ails, then others come alongside and nudge him gently through the waters; because a dolphin must keep moving in order to keep breathing. We all have need of our dolphins alongside us from time to time" Frank Delaney in IRELAND, a novel

    The fun never stops. Perhaps we will all cross paths one day. In this picture, there's some from Florida, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, etc. They have many small gatherings per year and usually two big gatherings per year so if you're interested in finding someone in your area, check out the database and locations.

    I was amazed to hear that there are more solo women than men which means there is more than one rowdy crowd wandering around this great country. :)

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    1. I see you have a blog too. Hope you get back to RVing soon. Sounds like you are working on it. You might be interested in http://www.womenrv.com/forum. Members are from all over the country and it's free.

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  5. I could not stop smiling while reading your post. So much fun you all seemed to be having.

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    1. Wish you could have joined us Louise. Maybe once you are on the road.

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  6. I am your newest follower. I found you over at Geogypsy.

    What a great post...How fun! Seeing your pictures makes me ache for when my husband and I can be out there meeting people who share our idea of a 'great life' just traveling around!

    http://findingfernweh.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Fernweh, thanks for joining the longdogs and me on our travels. Your time will come sooner than you think. And you might want to get that RV before you full-time so you have some experience when you head out for good. If you aren't ready to buy, you may want to rent for a weekend just to get an idea of how you like it.

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