Warning: The link provided in this blog can be detrimental to your free time.
I tend to be a hold out when it comes to social media. I don’t own a smart phone, I don’t tweet and I can’t tell you what a hash tag is. I finally joined Facebook a couple of years ago to keep informed of what my family and friends were up to. As feared, I became hooked and now spend more time than I should scrolling Facebook when I should be doing other things. At least I have avoided Candy Crush, Farmville and other Facebook games that appear to be extremely addictive. Recently many family and friends, mainly female, are talking and posting about Pinterest. Most of what I saw / heard about were arts and craft type items, therefore, (being a guy) I felt no need to explore what Pinterest was about. That all changed when I was looking for a place to boondock in southern Nevada. I Googled, “dispersed camping Whitney Pockets” and the third hit was http://pinterest.com/siayla/boondocking-dispersed-camping-reviews/
Without thinking I clicked on the link and was taken to a page titled, “Boondocking Dispersed Camping Reviews” with pictures of RVs parked in idyllic boondocking settings. RVs among red rocks, in lush forests and on the beach! The captions on the pictures list the areas where the pictures were taken, but when you click on the link at the bottom of the picture, that is where the fun (and time drain) begins. I would love to tell you more but I have to get back to following those Pinterest links!
Addicted to armchair boondocking, just another adventure in RVing!
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.