Monday, 26 March 2012


We left Monroe, Michigan on Sunday morning just before 830AM.  After stopping for gas first thing we were on our way.  We stopped once for Jackson to go potty and that was it.  We rolled up into our driveway just past 130PM.  It was a good drive,  no rain, traffic was great.  The stop at the border hardly was that.  The fellow asked us when we had left Canada, (November 27) how many people on board (2 people, 1 cat, 1 dog) any liquor (bottle of wine in the fridge) and we got a Have a good day.  Thanks mate, Ken said and we were through.  Gotta love those Canadians, a lot easier coming home that’s for sure.

At first I was just going to empty the contents of the fridge and do the other stuff another day, but once we got going just couldn’t seem to stop.  Took us around 4 hours to empty the rig.  I have a process, fill a huge bag, bring it in and put that bag away before loading up again.  Works well for us as there isn’t tons of stuff hanging around then it’s a ‘where do I start’ moment.  I had laundry up to the yinyang.  Thank goodness I have those huge front loaders. 

Now all that is left is to give it a good cleaning and we can drive it over to the storage lot.  Tonight it’s going to be cold and I really don’t want to winterize again, so I’m going to put heat lamps in the water bins and turn the gas furnace on low. 

Sure is just wonderful to be home.  Jackson just about went out of his mind and Arthur acted like he’d never left.  Fun to get away but there really is ‘no place like home’.

Till later then…take care.


  1. This is going to sound a little odd, but you may wish to give it some consideration.
    Over the years I managed to collect an assortment of plastic dish pans, and found that they were great for keeping the contents of an RV fridge from getting tossed about.
    Just something that gets learned the hard way, and let's leave it at that.
    The neat thing was, when it was time to move stuff into the house, most of it was already in these easily transportable carrying devices. We eventually started using them in a lot of different spots in the RV. Worked great. No filling of bags/hampers or whatever.
    I still have a stack of them stashed somewhere, even though we no longer own the RV.
    As they say,
    "Your mileage may vary."

  2. Great to see you guys had a safe trip home ans no problems at the Border.Seems like this year most people are getting through with less hassle. Last year you were reading about inspections and food seizures. Now to start planning for your next Holiday. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  3. good to see your home safe and sound...and no border problems...and you are all emptied and organized for the next trip :)

  4. It always feels good to have that unpacking job out of the way. :)

  5. Yup! We'll be in the same boat next week.

  6. glad you have landed safely!!..have fun with the unpacking!..there is no place like home!

  7. We got home today and love it! Enjoy the coming summer!

  8. You are so place like home..We were needed here at this time..thanks for your kind words today..