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Sunday, June 10, 2012

i-15 south

We are in Menifee CA. At a camp ground that is part of the Thousand Trails membership. If you are thinking about taking off and spending any amount of time in an RV. I would recommend you look into it.
The first few days on the road after leaving Utah were full of anxiety for me. Would the motorhome make it to our destination? Would we be able to work the google maps thing on our phones and not get lost? Would we kill each other in our sleep?
All of these question swirled in my head.

We sped through Las Vegas it was to hot and well to hot. So we set out sights on California. This was another VERY HOT drive for poor Ray and Kyle. The AC unit is not working in the cab of the motorhome and it got as hot as 110 going through the desert. The girls road with me mostly. Kaden would get in and cool off every once in a while.

One thing that I know about myself is that I hate to drive in traffic. (So why are you traveling in an RV? Good question. And one that I asked myself many times while driving.) Well I am here to tell you that there is traffic all the way from Las Vegas to Las Angeles. If you have ever driven this you know what I mean. I was scared out of my mind. Lily look over at me once and said, "are you stressed Mom because you look stressed." I am sure that I did.

I have several FB groups that are dedicated to full time RV Families. I would recommend Fulltime Families. They also have a web sight that is a great resource for families that are thinking about hitting the road.

 Anyway through this group we met a family that is staying at the same camp ground and has a daughter that is right between Gabby and Lily. They invited us to a BBQ... gulp.... totally out side my comfort zone.

 I put on my big girl pants and took my family to meet them. SUPPER GLAD we did. The girls became fast friends, and Diane is really cool. It is so nice to talk to some one that is really living full time in their RV for real. She has been a wealth of knowledge and needed friend. I don't feel so alone.

With our new friends we have spent time at the pool,  and berry picking, and they introduced us to candy bar BINGO!

We were going to hop from camp ground to camp ground every 4 days. but have decided to stay here for 2 weeks. I think mostly for my sanity. I needed to just decompress and wrap my head around what we are doing. It was such a whirl wind month before we left. Packing and studding for my boards. Which I passed by the way. I am an RN now. I have been just trying to come down off the ceiling. I think I am slowly very slowly. I even read my first novel in 2 years. Thank you Keri for The WALK. I cried and cried by the pool. It was awesome.

So that is it so far. I will check in soon.

Oh we are sending post cards to our friends through out our travels if you would like one leave your address.


karijean said...

Missing you more and more as I read this but so glad that you are having a great time. You are so very welcome for the book...I enjoyed all of them. (Walk to Grace just came out Book 3) You have such a great family. So proud of you for passing your tests and making your goal of RN. Love yOu, Kari

Jenn said...

This is such an awesome ADVENTURE and I love that you're sharing it on your blog. I don't think I'd have the guts to actually do it.

Amanda Bush said...

So glad you are relaxing and enjoying yourself!! You deserve it. Can't wait for you to get here.
Love you!