The van’s ready, gear loaded. All we need is for one of us, to ask that the all important question, fancy a road trip in a campervan this weekend?
OK, so the weather’s looking a bit drab, but we’re both free. We’ve no pre-booked engagements and we’ve both finished work for the day. There’s no kids to run around. To whatever activity, was taking up so much of our free time in years gone by. But still, we look at each other and after a few seconds pause, the silence evaporates. Here begins, the spilling out of every excuse under the dull British sun! Everything to avoid, getting out on the road and away from the mundane boredom of groundhog day, in the 21st Century.
So, that was scenario number one, sound familiar? Fooled maybe? Well you’ll be pleased to know, that the enthusiasm for adventure and that great feeling of being just about anywhere is well and truly alive and well!
Even if we’re are just parked up in a field, 30 minutes from home. It is always, just too good to resist, especially, with both of us simultaneously shouting out ‘yes, where to’? Sounding as if we have more gusto than a teenager on a skateboard, rapping to the latest Jay-Z download! We’re heading off out the drive, before the neighbours can even get out the chair and twitch the net curtains!
So then, why do so many people always have some sort of half hearted excuse to stay at home? Preferring to leave that very pricey commodity of a van on the drive. They just use the shiny metal exterior, as some sort of oil painting to gaze at, from behind the plastic interior of the lounge window frame?
The answer may be complex, but usually falls into several regular ranges of glass half empty dialect. We’ve heard many over the years, it’s all so easy to find an excuse not to go out! Think about those few hours in a different environment, fresh scenery, new surroundings. Just talking and being together and best of all, re-charging those worn out batteries and clearing the mind. Doesn’t that sound like so much fun?
They say to surround yourself in life with positive people and leave all the negative energies behind. Perhaps our happy go lucky, go with the flow and can do attitude on life. Can, actually pass some infectious vibes on, to all those glass half empty people out there.
So, thinking of a road trip? Yes of course you are! Dust the grit off the wheels, put the wine in the cooler and get those neighbours net curtains twitching!……..Drive off into the unknown, enjoy the spontanaity and best of all just enjoy the moment. Fancy a Road trip in a campervan? Absolutely! It’s a life to be lived and live it we must!