Monday, June 29, 2020

PACKING! and We’re coming with you!..

Our rolling love nests.
Our first motor home to see if we could live like this. We learned we could, so we started looking for something larger.

NOTE: It is embarrassing when I make a mistake, I seldom do!!!!  LOL LOL. But Rick caught a BADLY placed year on  the T-Bird a couple blogs past, IT DEFINITELY WAS NOT A '56 it is a 63 dolled up some.  Thanks Rick... My face is red.  I changed it, I would not want that to stand uncorrected. LOL 

For Tuesday’s stuff:
Sherry came in from the deck last night and said that there were two kitties, one black and one striped on the motorhome step, looking sorta like they want to go with us tomorrow. LOL
Until last year, for the previous 20 years we have seldom packed for a trip. It was nice to move around and take everything with you. We actually forgot the convenience of having our refrigerator, stove, cookware, closets, bath and bed on wheels. Leaving was a matter of unplugging shore connections, securing loose chairs and the few loose things. Then hit a button, pull the step in and raise the jacks. We didn’t even have to lower the TV antennae since we seldom raised it. Then start the engine, hook up our tow vehicle and head out. Knowing we had what we need.

Our first real rolling home, a 38' Overland Coach. I painted sort of a gawdy bra for her.
I said all that to say it ain’t as much fun to take trips when you have to ask yourself, “Do we have everything we need?”

Our last and resent coach is a 38.5' Diplomat with two it has been good to us.

I do not have to move any clothes, I have enough left in the coach that doesn’t concern me. But you ladies know you must take ‘certain pants, blouses, and maybe a dress or two. Maybe you should take several of each just in case. I understand that. Men can live with slip over shirts and jeans. That is why as a rule men fit better in the military they don’t mind wearing the same style of uniform daily.

We have a friend Don, he spent so much time on submarines he can live with a white t-shirt and jeans. His lady, Evelyn is having a tough time retraining him, but she has only been trying for 55-65 years now, she thinks there is still hope.
Anyway, for us, this is packing and prep day.
Son Mark has his house in New Port Richey remodeled and ready to sell, we want to see it and look around for ourselves. It will be a short trip.
The long trip a few weeks later has many possibilities, Michigan, Dakotas, Utah and Oregon. Maybe swing back thru Las Vegas.

Nite Shipslog                       


betty said...

Your long trip seems like an adventure! Hope you'll be able to do it!! Lately if I'm traveling some place I need to make a list to make sure I include everything I want to include. When the kids were younger and my daughter had daily medicine she had to take, I always made sure to pack that. If I forgot anything else, I knew I could find it along the way at a store, but harder to get prescription medicine.

Safe travels and have fun!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sounds like those kittens wouldn't mind coming along with you. I know you must be anxious to get on the road and take your trip or is it trips. Wishing you safe journeys wherever you go. Nice you have all you need, but you are right, us women do take more with us. I like variety and jeans and a t-shirt wouldn't do for me either. Enjoy it all while the weather is nice to travel . Hopefully you'll find a good place to winter over.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Safe travels to you and Sherry. You are so blessed to pick up and go. What a sweet life! Take care and enjoy

Chatty Crone said...

Okay sounds like you have a few trips planned.
I so agree with you - the hardest part of a trip is packing - then unpacking. Of course I always forget something - but nothing tragic! lol

Lisa said...

OK, so I think you should take the two kittens for a trip. They will adapt in a short few miles. Just put a little box of litter in there and go. Haha.
I can see them riding up on the dash.

Safe travels

Mevely317 said...

I agree with Lisa! And who knows, the kittens might opt to live with Mark? (*smile*) Will he be looking for another home to renovate and flip? I think that's so cool.
I like that bra you painted on the Overland Coach!

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Jackie said...

Safe travels to you....
Sending you both hugs!!