Camping Life

August 12, 2019

Meet Dorsey

Dorsey at Lake Medina RV Resort

The day was April 22, 2018, when my husband and I decided to buy a 20-foot travel trailer we named Dorsey.  We love to travel, but tired of the same routine of hotels, restaurants, malls, and realizing we are not getting any younger we wanted to experience more of the outdoors. Explore beyond the concrete landscapes and explore some trails.

Why we named it Dorsey is probably very obvious. A name derived from “outdoorsy” but spelled Dorsey to make it more personable. While researching the name, I came upon the story of the Dorsey brothers jazz orchestra from the early 1930s. After listening to “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” and “Dancing in the Moonlight” we decided their music had a good bouncy feel and who doesn’t want to dance in the moonlight? Further research introduced me to Thomas A. Dorsey, considered the father of black gospel music and Jack Dorsey, computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. We can live with the name we said. Done!

I look forward to sharing our camping adventures with others who might be thinking about doing the same. Maybe offer some good advice or at the very least, share some great photos of the outdoors.

One of the things I learned from my husband is not to have any expectations when on a trip. Go with the flow and enjoy whatever comes your way. Don’t have a schedule of activities because s#@% happens and you’ll end up full of disappointment. Live each day as it comes.

“Not all who wander are lost” is one of my favorite quotes.

Dorsey at the Kerrville KOA

Dorsey at the Kerrville KOA

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About the Author

Tapia - Gonzales
La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Life, art and culture, poetry, prayers, travel, and camping! yes, that's my new thing. I blame the heat and high humidity for the madness. Contributions and comments are always welcome .


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