Friday, November 24, 2006

Rendezvous Update

Folks are gathering. Many have signaled their intentions and offered good suggestions.

Directions: From Niland, CA, go east 3 miles into the Slabs. Look for a sign "Mobile Codgers Rendezvous" at LOW Road. Go right to it's end, then turn left, and look for us. (From Niland east, the roads are a bit dippy, so go easy.)

Our first get-together will be at 4 pm Monday.

I have compiled a list of subjects from which, at the group's discretion, we will discuss, including useful gadgets, mobile technology, camping strategy, security, money saving and earning tips, amusements, adventures, etc. Those who are willing will show off their adaptations.

If you have a special expertise, interest, or hobby, we would like to quiz you about it.

The Slabs are an acquired taste and a unique experience. Your first impression may not be good, but in time you can appreciate its virtues.
  • It is the only permanent free campground in America.
  • It is living evidence that ungoverned people will self-organize for the common good.
  • It is a sancuary where one can court solitude or draw near to others.

And don't forget: We will elect a King of Kodgers, as an inspirational icon for a year.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

You Are Invited





Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2006

At the Slabs, near Niland, CA


What is a codger?

An eccentric individual who hears a different drummer and marches to the beat he or she hears.

One who is independent, autonomous, often solitary, anonymous, unfindable, elusive, uncapturable, unpredictable.

One who seeks to find themselves by losing themselves.

One who evades drudgery, indoctrination, debt, oppressions.
Usually frugal; ecological.

One who seeks to minimize the gap between their inner and outer self.

What is a mobile codger?

One who has taken to the open road to pursue his or her values.

What is a rendezvous?

A gathering of these far-ranging individuals at one time and place for purposes of socialization and information exchange; somewhat like the gatherings of mountain men long ago.

What will we do?

Socialize, discuss topics of common and "uncommon" interest, make presentations, share ideas and stories, mingle with superstars of the low road, talk about hobbies and maybe elect an honorary King of Kodgers.