Holy S*%#….What A Ride!


I’m gonna leave you hanging regarding the story I started yesterday about our first night in (and out of!) our new RV.  Mind you, that took place the first week of November 2013, so I’ve been backtracking our lives to fill you in on our crazy stupid stories.

Fast forward to today, and to (a variation of) a Hunter Thompson quote that a friend posted on Facebook. I’ve seen this quote before, and I just absolutely love it! And it is actually quite appropriate to the story of our RV purchase.

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “Holy Shit…What a Ride!”

Right on!!! This is why we bought our RV. It’s the desire to fill our lives with amazing experiences. And sometimes that means taking a risk (like buying an RV without trying one out first). Sometimes it means doing things that scare the bejeezus out of us  (like buying an RV without trying one out first).

In, or out of our RV, we try to fill each day and each week with memorable moments. We try new things and go new places. Sometimes we know what we’re in for, and sometimes we’re just taking a leap of faith!

Some of our recent adventures include going to see Itzhak Perlman play with the San Diego Symphony. It was beyond beautiful music! A week later we were at Monster Jam (monster truck show). It was beyond loud and rowdy! And next week we’ll be skiing at Jackson Hole (a place that might also scare the bejeezus out of me!). I’m anticipating that it will be beyond awesome!!

But hey, some days our adventures just consist of trying out a new taco shop. It’s all in the name of adventure and experience. It all counts and it’s all good!

What are you doing in your life, and with your life, that will make you skid in sideways at the end?

and….let me know if you know where that cool quote comes from…..

7 thoughts on “Holy S*%#….What A Ride!

  1. Leaving my grandchildren in Texas and next Friday heading to a small cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. It’s be shut down since beginning of December and I will have to see..1.can I get to it through the snow and 2.any bears decide it was nicer than some old cave…but like you said life is an adventure!

      • I’ve edited the post to give credit to Hunter Thompson.

        I also did a little research, and it looks like the actual quote is: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

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