Friday, 31 August 2012

No, we haven’t fallen off the face of the earth

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We’re still here.  It’s been hectic to say the least.  I don’t know where summer has gone, seems like we were just opening the pool, planting flowers and now poof, it’s almost gone.
We took delivery of our new 5th wheel.  It’s beautiful or so we think anyhow.  It’s like a small 1 bedroom apartment.  There is so much more cupboard space in the kitchen.  Less so in the bedroom, but that’s ok much prefer to have more space in the kitchen.  Now learning how to park this monstrosity of rig is a whole ‘nother’ ballgame.  Not so much park as back it up.  Oh lots and lots of fun.  We had the fellow at the RV place who takes care of parking all the RV’s there on the lot to give Ken a lesson.  It was very helpful but nothing is going to be better than just experience.  It just fits in our driveway, just.  But we only park it there when parking it up for a trip.  Otherwise we store it at the RV security lot.
We had a shakedown trip planned for the 14th, 15th, 16th of August, but on the 11th I had to take Ken to the emergency at the hospital.  Turns out he had to have an emergency appendectomy.  Good grief, that was a surprise.  He was in there for 3 days.  The horrible part was that from the time he entered the emergency entrance to the time he was diagnosed was 8 hours!!!  8 freaking hours it took them to find out he had appendicitis.  They could have ruptured in the mean time.  Gee Whiz !!!!!  As soon as he was diagnosed he was whisked away to surgery where they found they were close to rupturing.  That put the kibosh on our shakedown trip.  So  I rescheduled it fro the 28th, 29th, 30th of August instead.  We just got back today.  It was grand, just grand.  So much room.  We’re getting better at hitching it up, takes time but we’re getting there.
Just a couple shots of inside…
GEDC0166  GEDC0167Excuse the mess
GEDC0168Jackson and one of his ‘babies’
GEDC0169Couple of lazy guys!!
GEDC0170and this is Jackson’s favourite spot..watching the world go by the door.
This year we are here for Christmas.  But leaving right after for Florida.  Sure hope the weather is as good as it was last year.  It’s always iffy at that time of year.  Could run into a snow storm.  YUK !!
Until later then..take care.


  1. It's a beauty and will definitly serve you well. Also hope Ken is feeling better now after his surgery.

    We'll be headingout on Tuesday first to London visiting My Sister then My Aunt. Afterwards we're off to the Falls to visit our son's family.

    Maybe someday our paths will cross down the road maybe Florida next Winter. We're leaving after the New Year. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. YEAH.....finally! Your RV is beautiful and oh so roomy. Can't wait to see you both, Jackson, and your new RV in person in Janusry!

  3. Your new 5'er is beautiful and looks to have tons of room too. Great to see your blog again.