Camping Alone

cmpngalnNow that the weather has finally gotten cooler in Texas I scheduled a little October camping.  I took my 1982 Holiday Rambler motorhome to Cranes Mill Park at Canyon Lake.  It’s a rather plain place to camp.  Not much there other than what you bring with you.  No volleyball court.  Shouldn’t every place have one of those?

There aren’t many trees there so it was a good place to test my new solar panels.  They worked great and I was able to camp off the grid.  I only connected up to power once to run the air conditioner when it just got too hot.

I went on this trip alone partly because I wanted to get away from the demands of others and spend some time reading.  I’ve been working on a book for months now only having a little time to read while I eat lunch.  I got the book finished finally.

I was only there for two nights.  Two and a half days.  I had a difficult time getting over the lonely factor.  There were people all around me at the other RV slots but they were regular people.  I have nothing in common with them.  Basically I was alone in a crowd again.

I read, watched movies, tried to nap, rode my bike a little, walked around.  This place is not really user-friendly for swimming.  The waterline is both rocky and mucky.  I had brought my speedos, snorkel gear and air mattress but I didn’t use them.

Overall I had a good time but was borderline bored.  Maybe it takes more than just a few days to transition into comfort mode in the new environment.

I have another camping trip planned for next month.  This place is at another nearby lake.  I plan on spending three nights there.  About 4 and a half days.  I’m currently worried that I will be bored and lonely.  It’s early enough to ask someone to come with me but I am debating with myself about whether that would be a good idea or not.

I find myself leaning more toward going alone because I only know two people that I could invite.  One, I can’t bear spending more than a few hours with.  The other, I don’t feel the right vibe.   Either one of them would harsh my chill and I would waste my whole time trying to make sure they were happy and trying to convince them to do something with me.  If I go alone, I can do whatever I want and really relax.

Damn.  Why is something that comes so easy for regular people so difficult for me.   My dream situation would be for a single girl to park her RV in the slot next to mine and we met and have a great time together.  Yeah.  Like that’s going to happen.  Why can’t it ever happen?  It’s always a couple that pulls in who are eventually joined by their mexican friends.

I suspect that I will just do it alone again and do my best to take it easy.  Who knows.  Eventually if you camp alone long enough in enough places it is more likely that at some point in the timeline of the universe the girl will appear.

Yeah.   Keep believing that.