Remember how I was working towards the Arbonne incentive trip to Cancun? Well, I DID earn that trip, I'm proud to say. But...I decided not to go. I just wasn't up to leaving the kids behind (it cost too much to take them all) and Aria was just a few weeks old and so traveling to Cancun with her wasn't something I wanted to do when it came down to it.
So, instead of taking one vacation, we decided to plan for many vacations... and we bought a motorhome last Tuesday. Yep, bought one. It's soooo nice! We got a smoke'n deal, too...because right now they just aren't moving many of them due to this economy. And so, we got the price down, and down, and down. Rich is good like that. It's a new 2008 "super C" International. 34 feet. Deisel engine. It sleeps 10 and has two pop out sides. It's huge. We already camped out in it at our local camping place near the ocean. We did that on Wednesday, then drove it to Las Vegas to visit Rich's side of the family.
Before we bought it I was like, "Sure, I'll drive it...how hard can it be?" but after traveling in it, I'm now thinking....NO WAY am I driving this thing. I mean, seriously....it's the size of a semi-truck. (Well, not really, but still.) How the heck Rich makes those turns in that thing, I'll never know. I guess because he's used to driving a fire engine? Me, I'm used to driving a pretty big passenger van, but it no way compares to this motorhome. Rich says I'll learn how, that it's not that hard, but I'm thinking....uh, well only if you are injured in some way and I have to take the wheel in order to get us home. Other than that, buddy, you are driving!!
Would YOU drive this thing??? Seriously, it's very intimidating. Nope, not happening anytime soon.
The photo above was taken where we slept on our first overnighter -- just about 20 minutes away from our home, but hey, it still counts!! We left our house after it was already dark, and it was pouring rain, too. Rich had to back it into this tight space in the dark with me behind it guiding him in. Yeah, can you picture that? Me, waving my arms to direct him... a little more to the left, now more to the right, okay now come back straight....okay STOP! STOP!" .....in the pouring rain. But, I will say that Rich did a darn good job parking it, and I did a darn good job at guiding him in. We then set up for the night by popping out both slides to make room.
Here are some shots of us inside our new "home".
Parked in front of our house -- see our van in the driveway??!!!
Aria is saying, "Where's my hair!!!"