I often get questions in the comment section of the blog and I'm never sure where to answer them. I myself comment on other blogs but rarely revisit the comment, so I'm in the dark here. Is the comment section of a blog supposed to be an ongoing dialogue? Please, let me know what you think.
For today's entry, I'm going to answer a few comments from past blogs.
Bob commented on the San Francisco blog asking where we park the rig when we're in the city. Actually, we've driven the rig through San Francisco a few times, but never stayed anywhere close enough for a hop into the city. Currently, we're in the Bay Area, so our recent visit was just a day trip. If we decide to spend more time near the City, we'll certainly look into Bob's recommendation of Pacifica.
Regarding Angie's comment "Don't you think that many movies have gone the direction of special effects/CGI with little character development or plot? It also seems that movie makers have run out of creative ideas so they keep making one sequel after another." Unfortunately I completely agree with this.
As a movie lover, I find it interesting that in the last couple of years, it seems that television is doing as much better job of weaving great stories. Willing to take the time to develop both story and character, shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Battlestar Galactica all offer gripping drama. They portray actions with consequences and inspire conversations having to do with everything from religion to the question of how far are we willing to go before we completely abandon our personal morals. Great stuff.
Finally, Russ asks if we've ever seen Firefly. People who have been reading the blog for the last five years know that I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan. I've written about him and his work many times. In fact, we had originally planned on naming the motorhome Serenity after the ship in Firefly. If you've never seen Firefly, rent it right now. It's a great ride, and one that was cancelled way too soon.
Now on to another subject.
We've been doing well with our "entry" exercise program. We're walking every day. While not incredibly difficult, it's taken most of a week to get to the point where we can do the whole thing without developing some pain. I must say, I believe that my muscles have almost completely disappeared in the last year or so. Now, once again, I can attest to the fact that I do indeed have muscles, because I can feel them! We figure in another week or so, we should be ready to graduate to the two mile walk.
And I'd like to thank those of you who have written me encouraging notes, they really do help.
And that's it for today!