It's a different world, a secret society. It almost requires special knowledge and secret handshakes. Actually, this world is made up of people that have three things in common, an RV, a blog and a desire for travel and meet new "old" friends.
Okay, that's four things, but since we've retired, we're having a hard time keeping track of things, time, days of the week and where we are going next, let alone being able to count...
We started out the day with breakfast and a phone call to Sprint to cancel our aircard with them. With three tries running through the Sprint phone tree to try a get a representative, we finally ended up with Peggy, then to Peggy II and finally Peggy the supervisor.
They required me to answer a security question: "What is the name of your elementary school". Not hard, being that I was the only Paul Dahl that attended the Robert Erskine Elementary School in Ringwood, New Jersey. I got the same answer from all three Peggys, "That is not the correct answer".
I still have my kindergarten picture in my Robert Erskine Elementary School yearbook to prove I was really there. They didn't believe me.
To resolve the situation, I have to report to a Sprint store in Tucson, Arizona with three picture IDs, my birth certificate (original, not a copy), a U.S. passport and my social security card. That probably will be enough to prove I am who I say I am. You'd think I was trying to renew my drivers license or something. :cO
One good thing about going to the Sprint store in person, if they still don't believe that I am the one and only Paul Dahl that attended the Robert Erskine Elementary School, I'll have the satisfaction of reaching across the counter and grabbing the salesman by the tie to convince him that I did, in fact provide the correct answer. ;c)
We got under way and headed out to Maricopa, Arizona to visit John and Brenda Brown. One of the great things about the RV lifestyle is you get to know the nicest people, and John and Brenda are especially nice...they're Canadians! :c)
We had gotten to know each other via our RV blogs and comments on each other's blog. They were a tremendous encouragement to us when we were so frustrated trying to sell our house and were one of the first folks to congratulate us when we finally hit the road full time. They invited us to visit their "Dogpound South" ranch and this afternoon we pulled in to smiles and hugs from them.
We spent a lovely afternoon chatting on their porch and then over a delicious dinner Brenda cooked. We felt like we've known them forever and when we finally retired to the Journey for the night (parked next to their house) we were glad to give our ribs a rest, they were sore from all the laughter.
Tomorrow they are taking us for a tour of some neat things in the area. We're looking forward to more fun with our "old" new friends. This RV life is agreeing with us. :c)
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