Clicking the pic's is an excellent sign that you're still alive.
Sunset at the RV Park.
Tim asked me some pretty good questions this morning. So for lack of anything interesting to write about, and my extreme laziness, I just decided to answer a few questions, and make it a blog him him him.
I would say those questions are largely unanswerable at the moment. There are too many things going on right now that can cause this country to change rather quickly. Just look at what's happened to this country in just the last year.
But if you're just "supposing" then I would "suppose" that I think the current fad of living in an RV won't last too long. It's simply too specialized as a way of life for most people to live. It requires a complete change of life, and very few folks are going to want to do that.
Things will get more crowded since more people are going to be exposed to this lifestyle, but I don't think it will last to the degree of popularity that it is now. There are simply too many people trying to earn a living that can't be done over the Internet.
I don't know if there is a glut of people moving to the country. But there is a whole lot of people wanting to get away from the cities and all of the problems associated with it, but I think most of them are moving to the suburbs instead of the country for basically the same reason they're probably not going to want to be full-timers. Moving to the sticks is a big lifestyle change and most people won't want to deal with living on, and having to take care of acres of land.
Public lands will always continue to close down, there's simply no way around it. Very few public lands ever open back up once they're closed. There's very little demand for it because city people will never push for opening up what they call "wilderness" even though it's never been an actual wilderness.
I have heard that there are big plans to open up large RV parks in the South. This makes more sense to me because most folks want and need their hookups, especially in the South where air conditioning is not an option. You can still buy tracks of relatively inexpensive farmland in the South to turn into an RV Park. And if you can tie that RV Park into other RV parks, such as a KOA, or A Thousand Trails, or whatever it's called, there could be a lot of money waiting to be made by a real professional organization, as opposed to a mom-and-pop company.
I have heard, and this is very strange to me. That the most popular thing about staying at a KOA is you can go to the KOA office and tell them you want to be at certain places at certain times and they will make all of your reservations for you. Nevermind you can get on the Internet and do all that yourself, I guess it's a convenient thing. And meanwhile, you end up getting booked into every KOA in the country.
It's not often I have any company at the boondocking area. But this morning I had three. One left early, and the other just left, so now I'm down to one. And I'm pretty sure they'll be gone as soon as I put out my "Covid 19 contamination area" sign.