Whatever Makes You Happy!

Even if it seems strange to others… If it’s not hurting anyone, and you’re having fun, I say go for it…Because “it’s all good!” Right?

That said, I just couldn’t help getting a closer look, and doing some investigating, into one of the “campers” that visited Quail Creek this week.

It all started when I was sitting at our dining room table in our motorhome on one of my days off and I saw a man driving a Porsche around and around the campground. He appeared to be lost. He drove through the campground three times then drove back up the hill toward the gate booth. Normally I wouldn’t think anything about that because people often drive through the campground to see which campsites are not reserved, then they choose an unreserved spot and set up their tent etc. and then drive back to the gate booth to pay the overnight camping fee and receive the window sticker for their vehicle. But in the five months we have been here at Quail Creek, I have never seen anyone come camping in a Porsche… I don’t mean to judge anyone… but I found that to be just a bit strange…

So then, about a half hour after the man in the Porsche drove off towards the gate booth, he came back again and parked in a campsite that our motorhome overlooks. By this time I was very intrigued, and wanted to see what this man was going to do… I mean, how often do you see someone go camping in a Porsche? He wasn’t pulling a trailer and didn’t have anything on top of the car like a rack to carry a tent… No, in fact, the Porsche was a convertible!

So now I’m really interested in what this man is going to do in his campsite, with his Porsche and no tent… Call me a Nib-nose… like Bill does all the time… but I just couldn’t help myself.. I had to see what this guy was all about. So I hurried and grabbed my binoculars, and camera, and had a great time watching this man set the table in his campsite up with all sorts of interesting figurines… Take a look at what I witnessed and let me know what you think.

He parked his little Porsche and started taking bag after bag of “stuff” out and carried it all over to the table… I thought he was taking groceries out and was going to start cooking… but No…

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Each bag was full of all sorts of figurines, battery operated candles, crosses, etc. that he placed with great care on the table that he had covered with a blue and while table-cloth.

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Well, my curiosity got the better of me so I called down to the gate booth and asked my friend Jackie if she knew anything about the man in the campsite with a Porsche.. Jackie told me that when he paid his fee for the campsite he also asked to buy some firewood. While Jackie was unlocking the firewood cage, the man started telling her some of his life story. He told Jackie that when he was younger he worked in a Bar and a Strip Joint, lived in California and got into some trouble there. Eventually he got his act together, put himself through college and eventually became a District Judge in Florida for 25 years!! He said he travels over seas a lot and has been all over the world. But now he is here in Quail Creek for the Sr. Games that are being held six miles away in St. George Utah. He told Jackie he swims in the Sr. Games and swam 20 miles around Catalina Island.  I asked Jackie if he seemed odd when she was talking to him. She said no, but he was missing his two front teeth…

Wow… what an interesting life to match the interesting and unique figurines he displayed on his campsite table…Figurines I just had to see up close. So the following day, while the man was in St. George at the Sr. Games I walked past his campsite and captured these close-up pictures of some of his figurines. I didn’t go into his campsite, I just stood in front of it and took pictures.

Take a closer look… 🙂

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I wanted so badly to talk to the man myself, but he is gone all day and when he comes in at night, he lights a campfire and sits at the table reading… I checked the reservation book and found out he is leaving tomorrow so I’ve pretty much missed any chance of talking to him…

As I write this blog post, he is in St. George at the Sr. Games, and I can see his campsite table is still set just the way he arranged it the first day he arrived. And for the entire week he has been here, he never put up a tent. I can’t imagine he slept in his little Porsche… the man is at least 6 feet tall, so I have no idea where he is sleeping. Bill said perhaps he has a sleeping bag he gets into under the table… maybe, who knows… and it really doesn’t matter… as long as he is doing whatever makes him happy… Right?

Stay Tuned!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Oct 09, 2015 @ 19:47:55

    omg…you really really needed to meet him!!! Now next time an opportunity comes along…you MUST do it! What a story!!! But make sure you have Bro in the weeds somewhere, ha ha! Love you! xoxo

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    • beyondcinderella
      Oct 09, 2015 @ 20:27:36

      I know GG… I so wanted to meet him but I worked a split shift two days while he was here 7-10 a.m. then back again from 3-7 p.m. and on my five days off he has been gone all day and well into the evening…. He will still be here tonight, but we are having our friends, and fellow work/campers, Helen and Chuck over for dinner and cards tonight and so looking forward to spending this time with them… But for sure if I ever get another chance to meet someone like him again I will go over and welcome him to the campground and chat it up with him, and of course either Bro will be with me or in the bushes…lol… XoXo

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  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Oct 09, 2015 @ 21:18:22

    That is so funny! Maybe he is sleeping under the table since he is 6′ tall, but with a Porsche , you would think he could afford a pup tent or some kind of teepee or something. Has he made a fire to cook food! Oh well, like you say whatever makes him happy, but I wouldn’t give two beans for any of the stuff on the table. Continue watching and see if anything else exciting happens . No front teeth! Very odd!!!!!😙🍷

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    • beyondcinderella
      Oct 09, 2015 @ 21:53:53

      Yes Aunt Ellen, he makes a fire every night but I don’t know if he cooks on it or if he brings in food already cooked… From what I can see he brings in food already cooked and just uses the campfire he lights every night to read by along with his battery candles… He is very unique and very interesting to me and I only wish I could have had time to meet him and get to really know his story… love and hugs to you and yours.. xoxo

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  3. Karen Reno
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 00:28:42

    I think his little figurines are a story in themselves. Looks like an OCD type deal. He’s certainly more interesting than me. I have a checkered tablecloth and some paper plates. Maybe a Glade candle. That’s about it. ha ha!!

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    • beyondcinderella
      Oct 10, 2015 @ 12:06:55

      Oh yes Karen, the figurines were very unique. But what struck me the most was that they were so different and there didn’t seem to be a theme or connection between any of them. I just wonder why he carries them around with him and sets them out on display all day when he isn’t even there… it was a crack-up to me!

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