Monday, July 27, 2009
We traveled and lived in the van while living and working in Reno and Sparks, Nevada.
Then I became a solo RVer in a 22-foot Winnebago living in an RV park in Reno. Northern Nevada was my community for 13 years and I had friends and business contacts there.
I moved to Berkeley and worked in San Francisco, and they became my communities. I had friends and business contacts in both cities. If I needed my car smogged or a good doctor, I looked to my community.
Then I became a workamper and my community was a campground in West Marin County. I knew where the closest stores, bank, auto repair places, and medical services were. If I didn't know, I could ask someone in my community.
When I travel as a solo female RVer, my community is online. I have to rely on wome RVers all over the US for referrals and recommendations. However, I don't have the face-to-face contact I would by actually living in the same community.
What about you? How has your community changed and how do you define it?