Those of you that have been following my blog on a regular basis know that a large number of the RVing adventures my wife and I experience take place in forgotten places off the beaten track. In many of these places only the ghosts remain of once was a vibrant community. With Dia de Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead) coming up in a few days, I can’t think of a better place to visit than a forlorn graveyard in a forgotten place. The engravings on the headstones bring to life the hardships endured in earlier times. They are quite often very photogenic (especially with autumn colors) and they cause us to slow down, enjoy the solitude of the area and reflect on our own life. Aren’t these the reasons we go RVing in the first place? Be sure and visit a forgotten marble orchard on your next RVing adventure, the residents will appreciate the visit too!
Fall colors in the orchard.
Strange residents call the orchard home.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.