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Old 05-25-2023, 12:49 PM   #1
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RV Trips Stopped for Months!

Normally, we're out for a month or more this time of year. Having a great time in our motorhome.

But we've been unable to take the RV out since mid-march!

I'm not complaining though... this is the reason. First, only granddaughter born last Sunday:
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Old 05-25-2023, 01:51 PM   #2
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Old 05-25-2023, 02:03 PM   #3
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Grand kids are a good reason to do lots of things. First we "swung by" Austin on a trip from Florida to Missouri (check the map for logic?) and then we moved three different times!
All in the name of being close!
We had her 21st birthday party last night!

I'm afraid the fun of playing with the little girl are about over but it's been a fun trip!

Congrats on the new trip and new learning experience. It will be like nothing you've done before!
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Congratulations! Soon enough you’ll be camping with the little one(s). We love it with ours!
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Old 05-25-2023, 07:54 PM   #5
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What a wonderful blessing.
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Old 05-26-2023, 06:18 AM   #6
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Wow, congrats.
You’ve heard of rug rats? Now you’ve got your very own rig rat.
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Old 05-26-2023, 08:19 PM   #7
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Congratulations

Life is precious. Enjoy the moments!!!
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Old 05-27-2023, 05:56 PM   #8
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Great priorities! Congrats!
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Old 05-27-2023, 07:46 PM   #9
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It is amazing to have a grandchild. The world truly stops.
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Old 05-27-2023, 09:08 PM   #10
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Congratulations Steve, she looks like a keeper.
Nice thing about grandkids. Weh you are finished spoiling them you can hand them back to a parent!
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Awesome!! Sincere congratulations!!
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Old 05-31-2023, 04:13 PM   #12
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Congrats! Enjoy her while you can.

Don't feel badly, it's even worse for people cruising on boats. I know of a dozen (or more) who wound up coming home and selling the boat in a foreign port.
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Steve;

Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter. We had 7 grand kids and when they were old enough to enjoy camping I got permission from their parents to take them camping. I made out a list and went down the list. When we finished the list they said Grandpa can we start over on the list now and we did.

My grandkids are all married now and we have great grandchildren (11). My grandchildren often tell me, they fondly remember the days they went camping with Grandpa & Grandma. We made memories that will last them all their lives. Time well spent.

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Thanks all. Granddaughter is doing well and so is her Mom.

We are hoping to be able to get the RV back on the road by October.

PS. Before this gets picked up from other posters…. I’m Paul, not Steve. Just saying.
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And I thought you would answer to anything.

I have two granddaughters. Out on the West Coast and on the beach the GD's wanted a sleep over with their friends. Had 7 girls staying in the old 40' MH with 1 bath. Earlene and I stayed at our son's house and DIL stayed in the MH with the girls. Only thing we had to do when it was over with was getting rid of the sand. (I did say it was on the beach)

So Paul, you have a lot to look forward to!
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Congrats OP. I totally understand.
Our one and only Granddaughter was born a year ago.
Problem is she's on the West coast and we're in TN.
That's the reason we pick up our new DP this Friday. Planning on seeing her as much as possible. We made it out there for the Birth in our 5ver, but we think it'll be easier in the new Forza. Heading out late December hopefully.
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The daughter and granddaughter are doing well. Pierce (Granddaughter's name) will be 5-months old this Saturday.

We're still pretty much confined to home due to medical transport and needs of aging In-Laws undergoing Cancer treatments.

So far we had one 4-day trip in March, a 2-day trip in July and we HOPE to get out next week for 7 whole days to Caprock Canyon State Park in the Texas panhandle. But last minute cancellation is always looming so, we don't put too many hopes into making the trip.
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Pierce (Granddaughter's name) will be 5-months old this Saturday.
What a cute kid!
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The dry spell is nearing an end!

So, we've been on two RV trips since I started this thread 13 months ago. A LOT has happened. And those two trips don't equal a week away when combined!

First, the Granddaughter... she had her first birthday about 2-weeks ago. She's a bright beautiful darling of a sweetheart and a real joy to all of us, especially her Mom.

Next, the not so bright spot - When we came off the road last year my mother-in-law was just starting chemo/radiation treatments and my father-in-law was hampered with worsening dementia. The past year was been a long slog through dr. visits, chemo then radiation appts and moving from Independent Living senior living to Assisted Living and finally hospice and 24-hour care at a cost that gives you a nosebleed. The merciful end of the story is they both passed 16-days apart at the end of April and beginning of May.

That their passing is purely a blessing gives you an indication of what the final 6-weeks was like. The less said about it the better.

My wife is both Executor of the Will and Trustee of the Family Trust. So, she's just as busy if not more so overseeing the Estate.

But, we have a break in the action and will be heading out for a whopping 5-days next week. Going nowhere special, just a favorite State Park 100 miles away. We can't wait.

I've been visiting and driving the RV every 3-4 weeks and keeping it in ready to go shape. We leave next Sunday.

Fingers crossed, we've got a big trip planned for Sept/Oct to Michigan's Upper Peninsula with a return loop to visit my sister in Ohio. Probably 5-weeks all told. And then Winter Trips to Tucson and New Mexico. Again, fingers crossed.



PS. It's a 30-amp park we're going to and the highs are in the high 90's every day. But over the past year I had two A/C soft starts installed so this will be our first test of using both A/C on 30-amp service.
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