Friday, December 2, 2011

11/26/11 - It's a Girl Thing

As you know from my previous blog, in what now seems to be an eon ago, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with my friend Carolyn and her family. It was followed by an equally marvelous weekend.

Friday afternoon Carolyn and I actually went to an RV lot! Straight up I told the salesman I was at least 3-5 years away from a purchase. I'll never know whether he believed me or not, but he still chose to spend time showing us the different models and answering all of my questions. What fun!

Unfortunately, I could not see me living in the 21 footers they had on the lot. I was bummed that the only RV that seemingly came close to being practical for my office and living needs (at least as I see them now) was a 31 ft!  Among other amenities, I could envision building storage for paper bins, photo supplies, etc., to replace the bunk beds. But no matter how functional, I just don't see me traveling carefree in such a huge monster!
Class C Sunseeker by Forest River

Plus, I trust all my RV traveling gurus that tell me for every foot over 21', you lose major flexibility and mobility. So tons of fun cruising and perusing the RV lot, but I left with no imagery of my future and no visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. :(

Enjoyed the rest of my day with sweet Carolyn though and the very next day I got up early to go meet my friend Leslie for breakfast. What a great way to start the day! It was such fun catching up! As I pulled out of the parking lot, but what did I see? A possible chariot that pleased me! I followed it to the Cracker Barrel parking lot and was thrilled to see a girl driver. I felt hope renewed and parked several rows away to wait on her to come out. Had my game face on and was ready to casually approach her to discuss RVs, girl to girl, Amiga a Amiga. After awhile, it dawned on me; she wasn't coming out.

Then I realized she had probably noticed me following her and was probably even waiting on me to leave. I was probably scaring her. I had become an RV stalker! So, I snapped a quick pic, and left with my tail tucked but spirits lifted. I didn't get to see the inside, but this one looked like a definite maybe of possibilities. :)

Dodge XPLORER 230 XLW (Wide Body)
I picked up Carolyn and we finished the day at a Craft Fair. That evening we met Cathy and Linda at Archiver's. Scrapmaniacs reunite!

And of course, I could not have had my "girls" weekend without the hubbies and kiddos sharing and covering for us all. Thanks guys! We love you!


  1. Debra;
    31 feet, that's big, and not so easy to get around in. I orginally had a 30 foot 5th wheel. It was huge and l certainly couldn't fit in small parking spots. I bought it because l felt l need it at the time. That l couldn't possible live in less space. But you can.

    I've since sold the Fiver, and am looking at exactly the one you stalked. It's on the small size compared to the fiver, but so much more flexible.

    I travel alot for work right now (by airplane) and have realized that l can do quiet fine on a suitcase of my stuff for two weeks, which really means, l can do fine on a whole lot less then a 30 foot trailer.

    I think you just have to open your mind to the possibilty of small space, that then you become comfortable with it.

    Cheers, Tammy

  2. @Tammy- Welcome to my blog! Just found your website. Loved it, especially the scorpio discrimination. Yep, they got that one wrong. I'm a Cancer and have had more jobs than should be legally allowed - even in China. LOL. I can't wait to do nifty things with my blog/website like the tabs you have and the "Share and Enjoy" social networking feature you have at the bottom of each entry. How did you do that?!? Awesome!

    Thanks too for the tips about living smaller. 31 feet scares the bajeebers out of me and I definitely want to live "flexible." I really appreciate the encouragement.

    Can't wait to read more on your site. I look forward to getting to know you better. Thanks again for sharing.