Here’s a quick and goofy little exercise I thought up this morning when I got back from the shower house and saw that the WiFi here at the campground was down. Oh no, what was I going to do with myself with no internet? Luckily as a full-timer there’s always something to do.
- Take a walk
- Read a book
- Introduce yourself to a neighbor
- Call up someone you haven’t spoken to in a while
- Take a drive
- Catch up on cleaning
- Start/work on that project/hobby you’ve been meaning to do for a while but keep putting off
- Go online and research/ask in a forum for things to do in the area
- Spend some quality time with your traveling companion(s)
- Sit outside, enjoy just being there
Aaaaand below a few more points that were rejected from the main list to keep it useful and serious (I have a reputation to maintain after all):
- Fix something, because if you own a RV there’s a 93.615% chance that right now there’s something on it that either needs fixing, routine maintenance, or modifying.
- Clean those bugs off the front that have been traveling with you for who knows how long. No, they don’t count as RV decorations, and no, they’re not a collectible item like those stickers you put on for visiting all the states. (Pro tip: Dryer sheets really do work wonders for getting the more stubborn little buggers off of your vehicles, just wet them with water and wipe the goo away!)
- Turn your radio/boombox up and jam out to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”. As long as your fit of boredom strikes between 8 am and 9 pm that is, because while I think that’s a fantastic song for travelers, you don’t want to be known as that guy in the campground who plays their music way too loud at inappropriate hours. Nobody likes that guy.
Is anyone else out there having a slow day like me? Help relieve your boredom by contributing to this post! I want to hear all about how you keep yourself occupied on the road, both the serious and the silly.
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