Friday, May 21, 2010

New Friend!

I'm very excited!  I made a new friend today at the local 24 hour fitness pool.

We started chatting as we worked out because we were both doing it without being in the regular class.  She because she is just starting and wanted to move slowly, and me because I had done my treadmill time before coming in the water and was to late for class.

As we chatted, it turned out she is a member of the Moose Lodge I want to join.  She and her husband are musicians and RV (I think it is full time).  They play and stay at the Moose lodges quite often.  She invited us to come to the Memorial Day BBQ at the lodge.  They are playing, but after she is going to show me their rig.  Santa Cruz is their home ground.

I think we will be friends.  I am quite independent around the club, not doing the class all that often, but I like to chat with others in the pool when I'm stretching out.  We just had a good "vib" going.  I think we will have much in common.

It is amazing how many people know someone who is Full timing.  I just can't keep it out of my conversations.  I have gotten some interesting reactions.  Everything from "I'd never want to live in an RV"  to "We always wanted to do something like that!"  And everything in between.

Gotta get to work now!

Daily countdown:
530 days, or 1 year, 5 months, 12 days to go.
Exercise Goal:
1000 miles on the treadmill,  2.5 miles today
plus some streaching in the pool

Total walked = 131 miles
Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles  in National Parks!


  1. That's great. Making new friends is fun! I had heard the Moose Lodges have camping for members. I'm curious what being a member involves. I'm looking for some type of volunteer activity to get involved with while we fulltime. Could you post about your Moose Lodge experience, please.

  2. I have a similar question about the Moose lodge. What does it take to be a member? What kinds of activities do they do?

    Glad you had a good time at the pool. That is one of the things I miss not being in campgrounds while we are traveling.

  3. How much fun to meet people that you 'vib' with. RVer is a bonus. Pick her RV brain and keep us posted :0)

  4. I think if you join the Moose Lodge, you have to grow antlers. :)

  5. Ah! But I make antlers, for the moose heads that I sell!

    I'm not looking to sell my art work to the other members, but I do hope to be able to donate the very big one I have in the dinning room to a lodge.

    Something I will blog about someday! Kep tuned.


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