Call it a talent.
Call it a hobby.
Call it what you will.
We call it fun.
While living on the road we have come across many people with many different hobbies and talents. Whether it be photography, painting, knitting, quilting, wood working. Doesn’t matter.
It’s important to keep busy. Otherwise you’d just go stir crazy.
It’s also important to make sure it’s fun because once it no longer is fun, its just work and really…who wants that.
Now you all know that David is a very techie person. He owns and runs a few different online forums. Can trouble shoot just about anything electrically speaking. He enjoys flying his quadcopter and editing the video. More recently, within the few years, he has started designing and installing W-Fi networks for various campgrounds we come across that are in dire need. And let’s face it, there are a lot of campgrounds out there that need Wi-Fi help. That however is a whole other conversation for another time.
But with all of that going on, David found a hobby/talent that is on the total opposite spectrum of technology.
It’s called a Cajon. Pronounced… “Ka-hon”
What is a Cajon you may ask?
Well, without getting too technical, it’s a drum that is usually made out of wood that you sit on. It has guitar strings or something else inside it that you can adjust based on the sound you would like. Depending on where you hit the Cajon it will make sounds like a snare, bass and everything in between.
It’s small enough that it travels very nicely. We all love things that can serve as a dual purpose. This can be used as an extra seat if need be. It’s also great for an impromptu campfire jam. We call it a “Camp-Jam”.
Even better when you get invited to play at the campground social hour with the band!
The guys, Ryan and Reynold, enjoyed David’s playing so much around the campfire that they asked him to play with them at the poolside social hour for the campground that weekend. David was smiling from ear to ear.
So, is he having fun?
And that’s really the important factor in all of this.
Plus, now I can be a groupie and go home with the drummer!
Here’s a short video that I took from my prime front row seating at the poolside jam at Southwoods.