The People You Meet
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:
Wow.. cool stuff Tom. This Dudeâs been everywhere!! You meet the nicest people in the parks.. 🙂 His blog photos are fantastic!
Grocery store view….yeah, not too bad. The Mammoth Lakes trip looked great too.
My personal experience with Aussies has been nonpareil – so fun-loving, outgoing, adventurous, irreverent – working to live rather than living to work. I’ve had the pleasure of touring with Aussies on a few occasions and always found them delightful company. We always marvel in our encounters how they’re on some huge extended journey – frequently with a passel of kids in tow. We visited way back in ’93, planning to return later this year. Does memory serve that you had a sibling who immigrated there?
Yep, my older brother lived there for a few years. I think he was in Canberra.