That's right, we had a recent ORGEE in Southwest Utah, and we're going to have another one…uh…somewhere, sometime (alas and be damned hernia:((). No, I'm not talking about senior sexcapades, silly goofs. I'm talking about the "Outdoor RV Gang for Exercise and Exploration."
The "If—Then" Test
If your inner explorer longs for new ground and a little more space between slide-outs…if you are ready for less people, concrete and pavement…if you've had it with in-the-City-freeways, noise, and sketchy neighborhoods…if "Walled Resorts" with too many Rules, Happy Hours, and Pot Lucks, and the same 'ole same 'ole loop-de-loop morning walks are beginning to feel mundane and not what you imagined Freedom Road to be...if "outings" have morphed to drive-bys or trips to Walmart or yakking it up while sitting in a circle of camp chairs...if Bingo is no longer fun...if you and your dog are getting that pudgy feeling…if you are bored to smithereens and sluggish as a snail (deep breath)….
then maybe it's time for an ORGEE.
Here are a few pics from our last ORGEE near Virgin, Utah.
|Note the weights Bobbie carries on walk-a-bouts twice a week. It keeps her upper body in shape while walking and adds a little gravitational resistance.|
Our group does not discriminate against, nor do we take umbrage to the occasional RV Parkers and Campgrounders. As long as the location is surrounded by public land and overflows with recreational opportunities…and isn't too crowded…that works. Hey we are going to be gone from camp most of the day anyway.
Boonie's Brain-child gained a little traction this past November in Virgin, Utah's colorful surround of BLM land. Zion, with all it's splendor, took a backseat to our red hills, backroads, single-track trails, wash hikes, and mountain biking...right out our doorsteps. Some of us opted for the amenities of the Virgin River RV Resort, while others chose to boondock nearby. To each their own.
I'm thinking a spring wildflower get-together somewhere in the desert southwest might be a good place and time to have another ORGEE. So if you are going to be in this rather large, and as yet, undefined area, and joining our fledgling camaraderie/activity based group is of interest, stay tuned for further details on the specific "where and when."
Here is an excellent desert "wildflower watch" link that keeps track of the best times and places to enjoy wildflower blooms. Every wildflower season is different in the desert; it largely depends on fall and winter rains. You may email the Boonster or myself if you have any questions. See contact information on our respective websites. I don't know if this will be of interest to mainstream RV'ers, and frankly, don't care. Everyone is different and must choose their "path" accordingly. But there seems to be an inverse relationship between group size and fun; too many people can spoil the broth of an informal gathering. Before you know it there's a need for "Rules." Our Virgin ORGEE was on the small side and we had some great adventures while yakking it up and getting to know each other :)).
I added an ORGEE Information box in the right sidebar for our next, and future, plan(s). So keep an eye on it :).
Watching a very slow clock…trying not to cough, sneeze, laugh, or strain...