Friday, October 30, 2015

Sometimes it rains -- Day 4

Woke up this morning super excited to play some disc golf at Shawshank, only Mother Nature had other ideas. The rain storm that I thought we were going to miss dropped just enough in Huntsville to spoil any thoughts of golfing. But, since we were dry camping in a Walmart, I got to enjoy some free WiFi.

There is balance in the Universe.

Our next stop was the Escapees RV club headquarters, at Rainbow’s End Park in Livingston, TX. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it is a wonderful, friendly place! It reminds me a bit of sleepaway camp, only everyone else here has grey hair. The best part is probably the full hookups that we are enjoying for the first time, in our own camp. Water, electricity, and our own sewer line! Funny how things change in importance in your life.

Since it’s Friday here at the Rainbow’s End, it’s movie night. Casper (1999) was showing, which is a movie I had only seen once before, and didn’t particularly care for. But Zoe was into the idea, so we went. It’s fun to enjoy the enjoyment of others, particularly when they look old enough to be my grandparents, and they are enjoying a movie aimed a target audience of elementary school. I guess the key to life is enjoying things like a kid.

The single biggest draw back to this place is the lack of internet. To someone as tech-dependent as I am, this is painful. There is a trickle of WiFi available for $3/day, per device. However, this does give us all a chance to explore what it’s going to be like when we have no internet at all, in that twisted dystopian future at which we’ve aimed ourselves.

Lucky for us there’s an all-you-can-eat pancake and sauage breakfast in the morning. For $4. Senior citizens seem to know what’s important, after all that time on the earth.

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