Yes, this was an experience new for all of us, and while there may have been some initial concerns about six of us traveling for two weeks in an RV, all went well. The son-in-law driver is my new hero having shown incredible driving skills and patience. The hubby did better than expected considering he is not known for enjoying road travel.
The daughter and little girls were a joy, and I loved the time we had together.
All that being said, there were some learning curves when it comes to RV travel. Not all RV parks are the same.
Judging from the number of RVs in every park, they are a popular means of travel.
They come is every size and shape from the big ones to scarcely more than a trailer.
Meals can be a challenge. When you’re in a big ole bus, it’s not easy to go tooling around town looking for a place to eat, so we ate more often than not in the RV. Breakfast and lunch were simple, but our evening meals were as good as any, thanks to my new favorite appliance, the Cuisinart slow cooker which made preparation a snap.
We had everything from roasted chicken and venison sausage to slow cooked brisket and ribs. Some of this we had planned to cook on the grill, but with the ban on fires of any kind that was impossible.
The spaces in an RV are tight, especially the kitchen and bath, but we managed without getting in each others way too much. What made a huge difference is that when we stopped, the sides of the bus could be expanded doubling the interior space.
Just like at home, there were laundry and cleaning chores. Who could get along without a dustbuster on one of these things!
Now the question being asked is would you do it again. Yes, provided the son-in-law driver is willing, however, I would either take longer to cover the same amount of ground or be less inclusive. And, I must confess to having experienced the best part of the trip. An unexpected happening called me back to Houston early, and on the return trip the bus blew a tire, had a leaky air hose and lost AC. OUCH! The rest of the crew was a little agitated when they got home a few days later.
No doubt this will be an experience all of us will remember and as years pass I’m betting it becomes one of our stories. I can’t wait to hear the embellishments.
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