From April 18th – May 6th, we spent our days in Hill Shade RV Park, located just outside of Gonzales, TX. We were there for the Days of the Nü, a rally for NuRVers.com. NuRVers (“new RV’ers”) is a web site dedicated to those who are travelling and living in RVs and other mobile domiciles, but aren’t yet of retirement age. It’s one of the first sites I found when I started researching for this trip and everyone there has been incredibly helpful and just generally pretty cool.
We arrived a few days early and got settled in, but we weren’t the only ones. A fair amount of the NuRVers have pretty flexible schedules, so many just kind of showed up when they felt like it. ;) There were several there before us and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if there were still some there now (three weeks later).
Over the course of the time we were there, we got to know a lot of cool people we only knew of from emails or twitter. We also got to spend a fair bit of time with the campground owners, who would probably be NuRVers if they didn’t own an RV park. They were great people and have a great little campground… we’ll probably find an excuse to be back some day.
We got to spend a bunch of time with a bloggers, tree huggers, geeks, photographers, mechanics, artists, kids, dogs, cats, vegetarians, travelers, explorers and hula-hoopers. It should be noted that no one there “fit” neatly into any one category or niche. It was a real eye-opener to meet the various individuals and families that have somehow decided to end up on or near the same path we are currently on.
We learned a lot, had a lot of fun and made new friends that we’ll go out of our way to run into again in the future. We’ll probably post more about specific events at the rally in the future.
Others at the rally have done a much better job of documenting things than I ever could, so I’ll just give you some links to their posts.
Tales From Technomadia – Chris and Cherie did a great post on all those who attended , each with a nice description or summary and links to individual web sites. This is my “Guide to Spotting and Identifying NuRVers in the Wild”. 🙂
Happy Janssens – I don’t know how she keeps up, but Sara managed to post a full recap on each day’s event over on her blog. Complete with pictures… I salute her tenacity!
Day 1 - Day 2 – Day 3 – Day 4 – Day 5
Thanks NuRVers! It was legen…
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Note: I am including the pill bug picture just because I happen to like pill bugs.