Yeah, yeah I know what most of you will say after you read this post.
"That isn't camping. It's RVing." But we started out camping, so I still call it that. And we still stay in "campgrounds". And yes, RV parks too. We began in the back of a mini-truck YEARS ago, and slowly moved up the chain. From the back of a covered mini-truck, to a van, to a new tent trailer, to a new - liteweight travel trailer, to a used Class C motorhome, to a new Class A motorhome, to another new Class A motorhome.
1997 - Time out - sold it. No time for camping. We bought a mobile home in an RV park in Lake Havasu and couldn't afford both. Plus - we were traveling all over North America to watch the boys play hockey. So settled for a small toy hauler so Dad and the boys could still do the dirt bike riding thing.
Several years later - Bought a bigger toy hauler. Then three years ago sold Havasu (whew!) and bought . . . the Coach!
And I am one happy camper! Now that we don't have to worry about school schedules, life is good and we take off every single chance we get. Which brings me to why I'm posting this.
WE ARE OUTTA HERE!!!! Heading up to Big Bear Lake for a long weekend with 2 of our favorite couples, Joy & Dale and Sheryl & Duane, who also have Coach's and Jeeps. Oh my goodness, we just have the best time together! I cannot wait! Mark is treating me to a beautiful Lakefront spot for my birthday. Yup - Saturday is the day. I am now officially in the 2nd half of the century of my life. (Geez! Did I say that?) I must say - 51 is soooooo much easier than 50!
Anyway - I thought I'd show you the main reason why my husband AGREED to buy this house. It took me TWO YEARS and probably hundreds of homes that I looked at. He made some pretty hard stipulations, but when I saw this one I knew I had him!!! He wanted: 4 car garage, workshop, lots of parking, RV parking, gated community, single story. (well, I missed that last one but we both agreed it's good exercise!)
This is our home. End of the cul-de-sac.
And on the right is why we are "happy campers".
And even though we left our pool behind at our old house
(which I miss DREADFULLY)
we now have this, and I must admit,
it is pretty darn nice to have our Coach right outside the back door.
View of the side yard
Out the back door and turn right . . .
It is so nice to have it right here to load.
And being in earthquake country - we know we have
power, water, food and shelter if "the big one" ever does hit.
If you had turned left out the back door, you would've seen this . . .
and this is our other side yard.
The entire retaining wall is covered in Jasmine and
it is real close to BURSTING into bloom!
I can't wait because the smell . . . it's just like Heaven!
This is where all the yard is . . . yup need to water - AGAIN!
And on around the corner is where we need to
install a patio out of the dining room french doors . . .
Whenever we aren't off enjoying our rig and our Jeep!
Come on Mom, let's GO!!!!
Now who could ask for more than those two cute little faces?
I will take pictures of our lovely weekend and share them with you next week. For now, need to finish getting packed . . . See ya from the other side of 50! (hehehe)
Have a great weekend everyone!