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Favorite Quotes and Random Thoughts...

Sometimes we come across a saying or quote that we would like to remember and share or sometimes it's just a random thought on travelling, or RVing in specific.  Either way, I'll just periodically post things on this page that don't necessarily belong in a blog entry.


  • Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain!  ~ unknown

  • It's not too late at all. You just do not yet know what you are capable of.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  • Half of life is just showing up.  ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  • Life should not be measured by the number of breaths we take, but by how many moments our breath is taken away.  ~ Unknown
  • Be in this moment, for this moment is your life.  ~ Unknown
  • If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.  ~ Bette Reese
  • It's hard to see the future with tears in your eyes.  ~ Wilma Mankiller, Mohawk proverb
  • Make you the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it.  ~ Edward W. Bok
  • The birds and flowers are under the individual protection of each guest of the sanctuary.  ~ a sign posted at Bok Sanctuary
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  ~ Helen Keller

Common Travel Sayings:

  • "What is this ______ they speak of?"  This was a new favorite saying of ours in 2007 after meeting Marv & Bernetta (fellow RVers).  They shared a funny story with us:  their mother lives in South Florida, but apparently wasn't yet familiar with our swamp, when she asked them "What is this 'Everglades' they speak of?"
  • "New territory!"  We like to say this everytime we drive down a new road.
  • "Got...to...get...out...of the desert."  Andy's favorite line whenever he gets tired of too much heat or tired of seeing sage bushes, cacti and yucca plants.  (This phrase is quoted as if he was a man dying of thirst crossing the desert.)
  • "Back...to...the....desert."  Andy's favorite line whenever he gets tired of the cold weather.
  • "If I was a (blank), I'd live here!"  Fill in the (blank) with any critter - bighorn, elk, coyote, mountain lion, porcupine, it doesn't matter.  We try to guess if we are going to be lucky enough to see some wildlife based on the habitat we are hiking (or driving) through - rocky slopes, meadows, ponds, pine forests, etc.
  • "Rocks!"....(then the other person says "Anne") and we break out into song.  Sorry, but there are some boring moments on long drives where some levity helps to rejuvenate your soul.  The "rocks" always starts when we see an outcropping of rocks, a cliff, a boulder field, etc.  The rocks out west are very striking, either in colors, formations, size, you name it.  Remember, the rocks we find in South Florida are generally the size of sand granules.
  • "Survival rate????"  Andy tends to ask this when he is white-knuckling the steering wheel.  A "10" is 'survival is expected', a "0" is 'sure death' if he misses that turn or goes over the edge of the road. 

What We Love About Small Towns:

  • It's not unusual to see a small town business offering more than one service in order to survive.  Here were some unusual or quite funny combinations:
    • Espresso and Quickie Lube
    • Guitar Shop and Photography Studio
    • Laundromat and Car Wash
    • TV Sales and Pet Grooming
  • We like the small downtowns with restored 1880's buildings that are inviting to stroll through art galleries (especially if featuring local artists), outdoor-oriented shops, or to visit a pub or an old-style cinema.
  • Small-town people are generally very friendly and helpful.  Quick with a smile.


Click Here for some of our quotes and random thoughts from 2004.