Friday, June 26, 2009

Goodbye old friend…..Hello New Shiny Friend!

It’s time to say goodbye to our old travel trailer. We bought it in 2004 when we lived in Utah. We’ve driven that baby all over the West. We blew a tire at midnight in the middle of the Virgin River Gorge just after we crossed the state line from Utah into Arizona. We’ve gotten stuck near Spokane in a parking lot that Bob swore we could get out of. Turns out we couldn’t back out, couldn’t turn around or anything. Got stuck. Cried. Stomped our feet. Then finally maneuvered it around and got out. Only to lose two bikes on I90 just minutes later. We’ve been to Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Disneyland, Oregon Coast, Yellowstone, and multiple spots in Washington. We busted the stairs, the awning, and the refrigerator. When Bob lost his job after we first moved here, we joked (mostly) about how we could always live in it if he didn’t find another job quickly. We’ve camped with friends, neighbors and family members and have made tons of memories. But now it is time to say goodbye…..

……and Hello to shiny new trailer!

View Shiny New Trailer (Photos taken with slide out not put out. ooops. I was just too excited!)

Basically it’s the same as our old trailer, but with quad bunk beds and an 18 inch slide out. We are looking forward to making just as many wonderful, happy memories and seeing much more of the country!

Our first big trip in our new travel trailer will be our drive to the Midwest to see family in Indianapolis and Cincinnati! We leave July 5th and hope to arrive in Indianapolis on July 8th. Then we head back home on July 26 with a stop to see Uncle Chuck in New Mexico. We are looking forward to trying out our new home on wheels. :-)


  1. Congrats on your new home on wheels! It looks fabulous! I bet your kids love camping in it!
    Have a great weekend!


  2. Going cross country you are gonna need a heavy duty baby like that! What fun! Now that is MY idea of camping!!!!

  3. WOW! That's awesome! I'm so glad it worked out for you guys because the other one was having some minor issues. Now you can really enjoy your trip and have peace of mind. I'm so happy for you!