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Sunday, January 21, 2018

The New Houseless

There's a few types of people who end up spending winters in southern campgrounds. A lot of them are the regulars from years ago: people who are retired, those on extended vacations, plus a scattering of more local people. Mostly those local people flood into the campgrounds on the weekends.

I'm meeting more people who don't fit those categorizes. Some folks aren't just closing their house for the winter, but are selling it and hitting the road full time. One couple that I met never did any camping before selling everything and hitting the road. Talk about jumping in with both feet. Good thing they appear to be having the time of their life.

Then there are those people who are more outside the box. One woman in particular sticks out. She has a PHD and was teaching at well known New England college. Then the financial meltdown of 2008 happened. She came to the realization that the cards are stacked against the little guy. The big banks got away with criminal activities and the taxpayer picked up the bill.

She never did anything financially irresponsible in her life. This woman decided to run up her credit cards and stiff the banks. Then she got rid of her house, most of her stuff, bought a van and hit the road. She's been living on the road ever since with no regrets.

While I don't recommend doing what she did, I completely understand where she's coming from. If more people did, the banks would spiral into the ground. I hope that keeps some bankers awake at night.



  1. It is interesting to watch when folks finally 'get' what George Carlin was talking about in his commentary on the owners of this country and you are not one of them. They go through the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Most get caught in a vicious loop of the first four stages, not many get to acceptance or as I see it, peace, and its extension, freedom.

    If you want to freak the folks who are really invested in the 'illusion' out. Tell them, you see money as just a tool you use to sustain your core temperature.

  2. There is this place, the "DROP ZONE!!" Get rid of your shit, get a Van, pull in, set up camp and have your Pizza's delivered!!! You don't have to leave!! This is my "SKYDIVER HEAVEN!!!"