RV-Dreamers get together and an Upcoming Rally

Today was a marvelous day!  Last September, we met Fred and Bonnie Lee at the RV-Dreams Fall Rally.  Fred has followed our blog ever since we published our first post, and we got in touch this week after he noticed we were headed their way in Florida.  They stopped by our place today, and we went to a place in The Villages for lunch.


Man, it was great to see them!  Bonnie recently retired, and Fred has been retired for a number of years now.  They just purchased a beautiful motorhome, sold their home and are doing what we are doing.  They are yet another couple that went to one of Howard and Linda’s rallys and ended up hitting the road!  And they are loving every minute of it.  :).  Be sure to check out their blog HappiLEE RVing.

Speaking of RV-Dreams, Howard and Linda are holding their fall rally this year in Lake Leelanau, Michigan.  The Leelanau Penninsula is near and dear to our hearts, and we highly recommend both the rally and the location it is being held in.  If you are thinking about possibly pursuing this lifestyle, this rally is for you.  Leelanau County is home to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and was voted as the most beautiful place in America on Good Morning America a few years back.  It really is a special place, and the rally is being held in peak color season.  Go to RV-Dreams and click on the 2015 Fall Rally on the sidebar.  Our work camping job will be very close to the rally location, so we will be sure to stop in at some point and say ‘hi’. 🙂

I was invited by Rob at Rockiesoutdoors to take part in a five day black and white photo challenge.  This is Day 3 of the challenge.


Today, I chose a photo I took in 2005 in Yosemite National Park in California.  We tease (tongue in cheek) about Ansel Adam’s photos, as how could anyone not get an amazing photo of this natural magnificence! 

The rules of the challenge are simple:  

Post a different black and white photo you have taken for five consecutive days.

Invite a new blogger each day into the challenge.

So today, I challenge Fred and Bonnie to join in the fun on HappiLEE RVing.  🙂 

11 thoughts on “RV-Dreamers get together and an Upcoming Rally”

  1. Believe the rally is sold out. We are looking forward to attending one sometime. Perhaps if they get a little closer to Missouri. Although it would have been nice to make it up to Michigan. Karen’s family lives up there.


  2. I tried to click on the link to HappiLEERVing’s blog, but it doesn’t look like a blog at all 😦

    I agree, Yosemite NP is a lovely place. So iconic, with the half dome, the waterfall, el capitan… hmm such a beautiful place.


  3. Hmmmmm….. you guys actually LIKE rallies? And here I thought you were great folks (just kidding). Dunno….. I had to be organized like that when I was working and now I’m really embracing options and schedule-free zones. Just goes to prove, there’s no right way to RV. As long as you enjoy it!


      1. We have never been group people. We don’t vacation with others, we don’t travel with others, we don’t throw parties and we don’t do committees.
        I know there are disadvantages to that kind of life. We are each married to the other’s best friend — and I suppose some day when one of us passes that will be hard but both our families were like that as well.
        We both worked with groups of people, we both had supervisory jobs and now we are plumb tuckered out dealing with people. I think that’s part of the reason we did about 12 months (total — two gigs) of volunteering and decided we’re done with that for a while.
        To be honest — now that we are getting down to the few longer term residents here I’m really trying to figure out how I feel about people. I sincerely like people, but in limited quantities. I notice that as the numbers dwindle here it’s a less interesting place even if we weren’t participating in the events. And I am not exactly sure what that says to me — or what it might mean in future campground choices.

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