Another beautiful day here at Box Wash, low 70s, light breeze, and the mixed blessing of a clear blue sky. It's great for solar charging, but not so great for taking pictures.
I spent part of the morning standing outside talking to the neighbors, RVers do a lot of that. When RVers hit the road full time you pretty much leave friends and family behind and those are the people that you would normally talk to most of the time, so you have to either decide to stop talking, or make friends really quick.
Most RVers learn to make friends pretty fast. All the normal formalities of meeting people are left behind and you simply walk up to anyone and say hi. The fact that you're both living in an RV, either full-time or part-time, is usually enough information to keep a conversation going for hours, and more often than not will continue around a campfire that night.
Everyone knows that your time together is going to be brief especially if you're boondocker's so you don't have the time or the desire to dig deeply into someone's personal life or their character so conversations are usually pretty general and something that most people would be interested in, such as politics, how do you like your RV, how did you earn your pay, were you in the military, and what are your hobbies.
Those are things that most folks can relate to and keep everyone entertained for the week or two that you're going to be neighbors. And with the added benefit that at your next boondocking site you'll be able to tell the same old stories all over again without boring your new neighbors.
And when you happen to run into a neighbor that you had a year and a half ago in another state, you greet one another like you've known each other your entire life, and have plenty of stories to tell about the places you stayed, the people you've met, and the problems you've had with your Rv to keep each other entertained for the week or so that you're going to be neighbors again... And that's the way it is when you're a full-time boondocker.
Theboondork.... Living the good life.