Do You Come Here Often?

Deaf folks are everywhere. The average person will walk right by a Deaf person without realizing there is anything different unless they try to initiate a conversation. People seem to be freaked out when they are confronted by a person who does not use spoken language. I've watched hearing people deal with foreign language speakers, …

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A Hell of a Town: July 31

Madison, WI is a college town, chock full of precious coffee shops and self-conscious activism. It also has about the best urban bike system I've seen. One can bike just about anywhere in the city. My hometown of Columbus likes to call itself bike friendly, but there is simply no comparison. I had a ball …

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Biosphere in a Can: July 27

The average coach is a self-sufficient unit. It will hold anywhere from 25 to 100 gallons of fresh water and an equal capacity of gray/blackwater. Batteries and generators keep the lights and electronics humming at the touch of a button. It's a biosphere in a can, so to speak. I had come to this rally …

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Wagons, HO! July 26

Perhaps you remember the old TV show "Wagon Train." As a kid, I loved that show. At the end of every show the wagon-master would bark orders to line up all the Conestoga wagons, the drivers would yell back, and then he would yell "wagons, hooooooo!" The horses strained against their harnesses, the dust would …

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Initiation: July 22

In this small tribe of Monaco owners from the larger RV world, there are very few folks under 60, but considerably more close to or in their 80s. Most of the coaches here are far more luxurious than ours, for a practical reason. Most of these folks live in their RVs full-time, so think of …

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Wisconsin Canyon Land

Most motor home rallies take place on blacktop, and are parked barely an awning's distance apart. It's a lot like being in a canyon. On the plus side, the Monaco rally we are presently at is on the grounds of the Manitowoc Expo Center, (fairgrounds) and we are parked on grass, though Woodstock it ain't. …

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Oh Brave New World…Tribal Rituals

We're hitting the road again, this time for Wisconsin. As a member of Car Guy World, part of the ritual that is Ben's life is to take your wheels where other like-minded people are and look at their vehicles and talk about them. Now that he has entered into RV Guy World, I am learning …

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