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Monday, January 26, 2009 - Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs NM

Sunrise, Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs NM, January 26, 2009
Sunrise, Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs NM, January 26, 2009

Huh?

This fine sunny day ended with my jaw dropping as a THIRD silver Lazy Daze Mid Bath model RV's rolled into this small park. That's pretty amazing given how few silver Lazy Daze Mid Baths exist.

The second arrived yesterday, inhabited by a fine fulltiming couple from Iowa I met when I was over at Oliver Lee but this new arrival is new to me.

Night camp

Site 11 - Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs NM

A Voyage and a Harbor

The native American was forced westward by the young escaping the limits of east coast villages that had been established only a generation or two earlier by parents escaping the limits of European villages. From then on, whether seeking a whale, rafting with Huck Finn, easy riding with Peter Fonda, or next week in Cancun, there has been a strong belief in America that happiness lies somewhere else. And yet as we find freedom we also rediscover loneliness. As geographer Yi-Fu Tuan says, we require both shelter and venture. We need freedom and support, silence and cacophony, the vast and distant but also the warm and near, a voyage and a harbor, the great adventure and the hobbit hole. Much of the iconography of our times gives little sense of this. Instead, the individual is treated as a self-sufficient, self-propelled vehicle moving across a background of other things, other places, and other people.

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