Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our New Summer Home!

I still can't believe we have a huge trailer parked behind our house right now... but we do. Friday afternoon we left for a whirlwind trip to Ohio to pick it up. We spend so much time on the West Coast in the summer... that we decided it was time for us to find a way to travel easier (and hopefully cheaper) with two kids. After camping in a tent next to my sister and brother-in-law's awesome travel trailer this summer... we decided to start looking around. Dan found a great deal on the perfect trailer in Dayton... so we decided to go for it! We are so excited!! I really never thought we would EVER own an RV (I may have even made fun of them once or twice)... but when you haven't had a space that's really your own for almost 4 years... you'll do just about anything for a little privacy! :)

Here she is! We're thinking of having the same designs painted on the side of our Sequoia. :) Seriously though... we totally saw trucks painted to match their trailers.

We even ended up getting to spend some unexpected time getting to know each other. :) It's a long story... but we got to the RV lot at 10:45am and didn't pull out until 4pm. I kind of felt like Tom Hanks in The Terminal. There's nothing like hanging out in a completely empty trailer, in the back of an RV lot, in the rain with two kids. Thankfully Claire was able to take a few naps...

and we were able to find an Internet connection in the back corner of the trailer for Carter to watch movies.

Getting it home and backed down our alley at 11pm is another long story... lets just say it escaped with only a minor dent and broken light. I'm still amazed at how Dan was able to back it up without seeing anything! A huge thank you to Brian, Iain, Andrew, Malachi, Zoe, Josiah and Keith for helping Dan actually push/pull it into our backyard after church on Sunday!! It only weighs like 3600 pounds! :)

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