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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Camping Fun!

Bon jour, Mon Amis!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
I am so excited!  Hubby and I finally found a gently used motor home, that we just bought yesterday!
If you've been with me awhile, you know how much we love camping (rv-ing is my idea of roughing it!!), and that was how we got out here to Washington State. Well, we sold our old rv as soon as we moved here, and planned to buy another one. We finally found a nice one, that fit our budget, and was just what we were looking for!
 We purchased it way over on the Olympic Peninsula, which is a several hour drive, plus a ferry ride from here.  We love that this motor home has a slide out (which our old motor home was lacking).  When it's out, the living space feels so much larger!  It's amazing what a difference just a few more feet makes.
 Taking the car ferry is always a fun adventure in and of itself!  It was a gorgeous sunny day, and the views of the snow covered Olympic Mountains were just spectacular!  The photo below just does not do it justice!
 Thankfully, a friend of hubby's offered to drive us over, so that hubby and I could ride back in the motor home together.  Of course we had to include our fur baby Emily.  She is always up for an adventure!

 Sorry the tint is so blue on the shot below!  I took it thru the tinted windshield of the motor home, as we were in line waiting to board the ferry!
 Here we are, driving up onto the ramp, on our maiden voyage!

 On the ferry ride home, someone was tossing bread crumbs into the air, and sea gulls were diving for them!  It was so fun to watch!  They flew right along side the ferry, and would fight to see who could get to the crumbs the soonest!  They were flying so fast, it was hard to get a good shot of them!

And safely back at home!  We really love it, and can't wait for our next adventure.  We will be moving back to Michigan in a few weeks, and this is going to be our home away from home for the 2,500 miles back!  We plan on taking our time on the return trip, so it will feel more like a vacation!
Hope you have a great week!


Japolina said...

Congratulations on that exciting purchase!

Sandy said...

Great find! Congrats! You need to show us the inside. Have fun loading it up with all your goodies.

Karen said...

Your new motorhome is beautiful! What a beautiful trip. Enjoy your new home on the road!
Hugs, Karen

Kim K. said...

What fun adventures await you both!!!! Your motor home is just dandy. I can't wait to follow your journey back home to Michigan.

Victoria said...

Ohhhhh you lucky girl! It's one of my dreams to take a huge RV trip! It looks like a beautiful one:)

Tete said...

What an adventure in itself just picking up that RV! Your photos are great and wish I could have been there. I want to see the inside of that motor home! Well, before you pack it full! Glad you found what you were looking for, and I agree with the extra room a tip out makes. Been in a couple that were friends' RVs and it was amazing how much more room you get and the feeling of space in one.
Have fun getting ready to go. How is your hubby feeling? He looked pretty chipper on your ferry ride.

Suzann said...

Oh Donna,
Lucky you!!!! It will be so much fun for you and your hubby...what fun it will be.
Thanks for stopping by I will check out what Tete suggested.
Can't wait to see your pictures of your trip back to Mich.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Great looking RV, Donna...it will make the trip back to Michigan fun!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Emily,

Guess your theme song will be, "on the doggone road again" ♫ (giggle).

Hugs ♥

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

How exciting, Donna! The RV looks great...you'll have an exciting trip back to Michigan, I'm sure!!!

NanaDiana said...

I missed this post yesterday, Donna. Congratulations. I love it...and you will love the push-outs. My bil an sil have them also and it makes a world of difference. Who knows...maybe we will meet you somewhere along the way camping if MyHero ever gets this THING he is working on ready. I hope you have a wonderful trip home and can take your time. You have EARNED it! xo Diana

Gail said...

How wonderful Donna ! When I was little we had a camper van that we used to tour in...mostly Scotland..and I have such lovely memories of those times. One day I hope me and hubby will get a little van and do a bit of touring.....it's the best way to "rough it"..! Gail x