I think the reality of our life is sinking in. The trailer arrived today. It is so beautiful! I found it last night, bought it and then told Cory he should come and see it! Yes, I am crazy!!! But, after 22 years of marriage I think I know what he likes and does not like. He was impressed with the trailer. The decisions of which one, how big, how much to spend, etc....have been overwhelming. We wanted to pay cash, and we did. We have looked at every type of motor home (class a, b, c, 5th wheel and travel trailer) and decided on the travel trailer for several reasons that fit our family. The reason's of deciding on this travel trailer were:
1. It gave us more room in the kitchen and living space. This is important considering we may be in the motor home for inclement weather and I needed a place the kids could stretch out. The kitchen is huge with lots of storage. I needed the larger kitchen because I want to cook and not feel like it's too big of a hassle and we should eat out.
2. The vehicle was a steal. It is a 2005 and only used 5 times. The inside is perfect, the price was 3-6 thousand cheaper than it should have been and we have more storage than the class C we looked at.
3. Having a trailer is allowing us to use our truck that is paid off. We were looking at having to buy a smaller vehicle to tow behind the larger motor homes. This is great, considering I have a teenager with a permit. I just could not see her driving a motor home around to learn to drive. Call me weird, but I think she is relieved too...LOL
These are just a few of the reason's that persuaded us to go this route. Every family needs to look at their own situation and decide on a plan that best fits in their budget, life style and long term goals. I new that when I saw it, I would know if it was right or not. When I called and had Ted show it to me I was so excited, my heart was pounding and it was the longest 30 minutes waiting for Cory to finish his class so that we could go and look at it...LOL Drake is convinced I am really weird, yes...I was jumping up and down with the thrill of the ride before us in this very nice trailer. I will post pictures this weekend. Rye wants us to all be standing in front.
Now the task before me is figuring out what and what not to take. It's big, but not "take everything I own" big. Isabella and I are going to sleep in it tonight. This should be fun! The truth of the matter is, the trailer is clean and organized....my house is an armpit at the moment...LOL Moving is so exhausting or maybe it's just that after 17 moves I don't enjoy it anymore. I am like a kid in a candy shop thinking about the adventure ahead of me and the uncertainty of where we are going next is beyond thrilling. I have spent so much of my life being organized, calendered, scheduled, and up tight about a lot of stuff; that this is so new and invigorating! Maybe it's a mid life crisis, but it sure has been fun!
I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband that feels the same way that I do and that together we can spend this time with our kids doing what we love to do....traveling, exploring, eating and taking time out of the rat race to enjoy the wonders of the world.