We met Ranger Andrew at Kershaw – Ryan State Park in Nevada. He proclaimed the All Terrain Camper was exactly what he wanted when he retired. After not spying any gray hairs, we figured that would be awhile, until he said he had 15 years on the job! Since he didn’t look old enough to have 15 years on the job, we wondered if he joined when he was 10 and he was counting his years as a “Junior Ranger”. He is a very pleasant fellow and eager to help.
You met the nicest people in a bar. Robert met Peggy in a bar. We met Nelson and Elizabeth in the Trappeze bar in Athens, GA. Dawgs (UGA) at heart, they have been to places we’ve also haunted – Bryce Canyon, for example. We had a very pleasant chat about those places, the All Terrain Camper, and life in general. Nice folks and Robert (who’s hair has slipped down from the top and is disappearing fast) was jealous of Nelson full head of hair. Of course, Nelson is just turning thirty and hasn’t had to face the unknown person in the mirror yet! And doesn’t Elizabeth have a lovely smile?
This is Andrew. We met him at the Crafty Beer Shop in Raleigh, NC. He is a most pleasant and knowledgeable young man. He enjoys his job and turned us on to some very fine brews. He even took the time to help us select beers even though he was off work sampling his wares (who wouldn’t?!). Needless to say, we went back home and tried several of the wonderful beers from various places around the area and were impressed with the quality. Of course, we saved some for the campfire! You’ll also notice the variety of beers, many of which aren’t visible in the photo! What a selection! By far, the best shop (of any specialty shop) we’ve ever visited. Stop by a visit them at either 2003 B Fairview Road or 8450 Honeycutt Rd. Tell them The Gallivanters sent you. He won’t charge you more, we promise:)
Oh, they won’t serve it in a plastic cup either!
Say “Howdy!” to Janelle, our waitperson at Inn on the Blues in York Beach, Maine. We took a side trip to Maine just because neither one of us (sounds like a song title…) had ever been there. Plus, the call of lobster fattened (literally) the pot (Oh, my, aren’t we punny!). Janelle lived in California and was thinking about moving to Brookings, Oregon. She took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in Maine. She is one of the very, very, very, few people on the east coast that pronounces Oregon properly!
On our way to Merrimack, Vietnam vet and retired long haul driver, Smoothy (nobody knows him by his real name), found the All Terrain Camper to be what he wanted. When asked about big-rig drivers today, he said the problem is that companies hire inexperienced young people who think they’re race car drivers. He and Robert lamented about the days when drivers were courteous and SAFE.
Steve and Janet are from St. George, Utah. Steve, a Vietnam vet and retired fire Captain. Janet had the harder job of raising three (did we get that right?) children – two of them firefighters! We enjoyed an evening around the campfire swapping tales and solving the worlds problems.
Meet Gordon and Cinder from the San Juan’s in Washington state. We saw them again in Capital Reef.
We met Steve and Buddy in a Fallon RV park. Steve, a full-time RV’er with a big rig, was curious about the ATC and stopped by with Buddy to ask some questions. Steve wanted to say: “Go Red Devils!” He loves his hockey! Enjoyed chatting with you, Steve!
Julie and friend stopped by to chat about the All Terrain Camper. She, her husband, and furry friend were traveling in a pop-up tent trailer.
Dave and Steve were part of a family group that gets together once a year – if we remember right. Robert got the tape recorder out to start recording people’s names.