Full-time traveling and RVing is not only about the places we visit…it’s also about the people we meet! Here in Moab we’ve had the good fortune to enjoy the company of two fellow full-timing couples, and a semi-nomadic family that we know from our former lives in Vermont.
The social events started last week with a happy hour gathering at our site on the Colorado River with the fellow RVrs. We first met Nina and Paul back in December at the Mission Bay RV Park in San Diego. Since then we’ve been traveling around the same area, but never in the same place at the same time (except once when we arrived and they left the next day). It was great to finally catch up with them again here in Moab. Pam and John we first “met” through their blog back in Tucson when they posted about the elusive crested saguaro cactus. A few states and many blog posts later, we finally met them in person when we ended up at the same RV park outside of Zion N.P. They arrived in Moab about a week before us and we were happy to see them again.
Since we were all going to be in town a little longer Pam and John invited us over for a potluck at their RV park this week. It was another great evening of travel stories and tasty food. The conversation and food must have been really good because I forgot to take any photos until after everyone went inside for desert. You’ll have to use your imagination here. Take the people from the above photos and insert them into the chairs below.
In addition to our new friends, we also got to spend an evening with some old friends from Vermont. This inspiring semi-nomadic family spends their summers in Vermont and their winters at the Alta Ski Area in northern Utah. They’ve lived this amazing best-of-both-worlds life style for the past thirteen-years! In that time they’ve had two beautiful daughters who now get to share in a life that many only dream of. Jodi, Eric, Zuri and Seda usually make a trip to the desert for a few days before heading back to VT in the spring. Lucky for us, we were here during this year’s visit and got to spend an evening with them. It was fun to catch up, but reminded me of all the friends back in VT who we left behind. We miss you all!!!
All our new and old friends have either moved on or about to leave town, but the time we got to spend with them has made our stay here in Moab that much more special. Wishing happy travels to Nina & Paul, Pam & John and the entire McLoughlin family. Hope to meet you all again somewhere down the road…