Friday, February 11, 2005

Retired teacher is 'reinvented' in RV club

For Gordon Baum, freedom is a weekend with his wife, Ronna, his two cats, Grisham and Jessie, and his 32-foot, 340-horsepower, Class A recreational vehicle.

Baum and roughly 20 others are members of the two-year-old Osprey R.V. Travelers, a new Florida chapter in the nationwide Eagle Fleet RV Travel Club Inc.

The first weekend of every month between November and April, the Baums load up their Newmar Scottsdale RV for a Florida outing to such places as Seffner, Port Charlotte, Lake Placid and Bushnell.

When Baum's childhood friends hear that he has become an avid RVer, many are shocked, he said

They know a man with a very conservative past and more than three decades teaching school in an often stressful environment.

Now, Baum spends motor home weekends doing nothing more than playing cards or throwing metal washers at a board with holes in it. Full Story...

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