While working in the campground office this afternoon, Australian Ron Moon walked into the office for an overnight campsite.
I figured he was Australian because of the Australian flag on his 4WD vehicle and his, well, rather thick accent.
So I started up a conversation with him telling Ron how much I admired Australia’s national anthem, “Waltzing Matilda”. But he told me that wasn’t the national anthem — even though a lot of Australians (including himself) wished it was.
Ron said we was a world traveler, a writer for an Australian 4WD magazine, who apparently paid for a lot of his travel adventures. Here is his website: Ron & Viv Moon.
Then he showed me his world journey map attached to the side of his vehicle (see above). Zow! He told me that his 2008 trek through Mongolia and Kazakhstan was great, but in Russia they wanted to arrest him as a spy.
Ron’s last two years have been in North America.
This year he’ll travel to Mexico, Texas, Tennessee, and then Nova Scotia.
The people you meet.
THE VIEWS YOU SEE
We had a couple of days of rain in Bishop which means snow in the higher elevations.
Remember that trip we took to Mammoth Lakes a fews days ago? There was hardly any snow when we went. Now there’s over a foot and they’re extending the skiing season.
When we look out our RV’s front window, we now see the snow-capped White Mountains:
When we exit Vonn’s, our local grocery store, we see the Sierra Nevadas: