It’s been a busy few weeks since we brought Irving home to the storage lot. We have visited him a few times, but with a vacation that was planned and Amber and Christopher going to spend time at the beach with friends, we have not camped since we took delivery.
I have been looking at maps of the US to find campgrounds in places we want to go and have started making a list. It’s been frustrating for me not to be able to make a real trip yet. I know it’s coming, but I am anxious to get going on our adventure.
We have already made a reservation for Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground in late August. We will be doing a trip to the KOA about 5 miles from our house, most likely at the end of July. We wanted to go close by to get more practice with setting up and if we forgot anything, we can go home and add it to our list. We can also practice cooking, etc.
Sometimes things take time, but they happen eventually.
After we spent the weekend in the RV we were happy to be home, in our comfortable space. It made me think about how this RV experience feels a lot like when you bring your new baby home for the first time. You go through your pregnancy and you can’t wait for that new baby to get here. That day finally arrives and you are excited and totally in love, but then you go home. Everything is new, you have no idea what you are supposed to do. And then there is the poop! You know that eventually you’ll figure it out and it will be awesome, but right now you are thinking what did we do. No turning back now.
We were definitely outside of our comfort zone this weekend, trying to figure everything out. The weekend was stressful but I think we handled it in stride. We made it through, but Sunday night when we were sitting in our comfortable bed we were both questioning this whole RV thing. The idea of it was very exciting, we couldn’t wait for the day to get here so we could try out our new “baby”.
Much like having a baby, this is a totally life changing experience. No turning back. I think that is kind of the point, though. You grow when you are challenged and get out of your comfort zone.