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Monday, March 26, 2007

well....we are BACK and what we are excited about is...

WE BOUGHT AN RV!!!!!!! yep, we are now in an elite club of RV OWNERS and we are sooooo EXCITED AND HAPPY about it!!! we first started talking about getting a POP UP TRAILER for a couple of years and then when we REALLY said, let's go get one, we went out looking and decided that that was NOT for us (we needed soooo much more because of matthews medical needs) so we started looking at RV's. we didn't like the totally enclosed variety because we wanted to STILL be able to dry camp (not use electricity if we didn't want to) but with the totally enclosed kind, there was really no AIR FLOW because the windows were not that big! so we started to look at the HYBRID variety and we KNEW that was for US!! the hybrid RV is basically an enclosed RV BUT the big thing is that the BEDS EXPAND and fold down like a pop up tent....sooo, when we want, we can open all the sides of the beds (like tents) and the air flow comes in!!! we had been looking at a 19ft type of RV but when we were ready to buy it, there was more wear and tear than we wanted, even though it was an 2006...sooo, while we were there, the sales man said that he had a unit that was USED and on consinement and it was PERFECT!!! it was in IMMACULATE condition and the owner had been a older couple that her hubby had passed away soooo she was selling is a 23ft 2005 AEROLITE CUB 23TT (look for the 1st trailer (cub 23TT) 3 rows down and that is our floor plan) has SOOO MUCH ROOM!! there are 3 queen size beds, the sofa slides out giving us more room and it is also a double bed then the table can turn into a bed too! SOOOO THERE IS PLENTY of room for at LEAST 10 people, but of course it would be crowded!!! there is a microwave, oven, stove top, refridge, a tv, a bathroom with a tub and shower!! VERY NICE!! there is AC & heating too! there is also an pull out PORCH awning on it that is SOOOOO AWESOME!! anyway, we LOVE to camp and have always done it until we had kiddos....and ESPECIALLY after matthew was born, we couldn't do our usual tent set up so here we are with an RV!! it was nice! here are some pictures....we took it out this weekend and we had a BLAST....we picked up the RV on friday and drove off that afternoon.....definetly HAPPY we have a V-8 expedition because it is pretty heavy. james swears he will not get angry or upset with those slow drivers with campers after this weekend! but we had a BLAST and alex just sooooo ejoyed being outdoors, which we KNOW because he is always outside! and matthew, well, as long as we kept him from EATING DIRT & ROCKS he did GREAT!!!! we sooooo missed camping out! it was nice to be back!!! we actually went to FT SAM REC AREA at canyon lake and it was sooooo nice! we GRADUTED from camping at the bottom near the lake to up at top where the RVs were!! NICE!! and the people there are just soooo nice! there was tons of retired people there and the area HOST actually helped us set our site up and set up our RV for the first time. and it was soooo funny because EVERYONE knew we were brand new RV owners and this was our first time out. we had sooooo many nice people coming over and asking how we liked our first experience and that they were really soooo proud of us starting out with our kiddos camping and enjoying ourselves as a family....that was the REASON we wanted an RV so that we COULD go out camping with our family....they all offered suggestions which we soaked up!! we also asked TONS of questions and everyone was really nice and helping us out. they also waived our camping FEE because they said since we were active duty first time RVers, it was a ONE TIME experience!! soooo nice!! HERE ARE SOME PICS.....


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