Friday, August 2, 2013

Back to Reality

Well, we've been home now for just under a week.  Amazingly, it was really hard to come home.  I just love being out and about in our RV and traveling and traveling and traveling.  I'm not sure I could do it "full time" forever, but I think I could become a "long timer".  This RV trip was so many new things to experience.  Interestingly, we were the smallest RV by several feet.  So I have been reflecting on what I might want different or if, in fact, this one works well "enough" for us.  Certainly for shorter trips, we have plenty of room for storing everything you need.  Longer?  hmmmm.
Our new friends, Cindy and Gerald, from Alabama.  Breakfast on our last morning together.  Do any Cascadian's recognize this gazebo?  We stayed here, in Burnaby, BC, probably 4 or 5 years ago.  It looks much the same, although the shrubs between the sites are a bit taller.  And to go with the higher shrubs are the higher prices - full hookup, 30 amp service, $62+ per night.  Yikes!  Although if you need to do laundry, they only charged $2 per load.  We stopped one place that was $6 per load.  Believe it!

We arrived home late on Saturday.  Sunday afternoon was the 2 year old granddaughter's birthday BBQ.  My son, the chef.  (with apron, just like his granddad)
Their 4 month old is just thriving,
and the birthday girl,

Her three big cousins were there, celebrating, also.

My oldest granddaughter (13) is staying here this week.  She is a counselor at a local Camp Fire Day Camp, so we have really enjoyed having her around.  She can be quite helpful and the conversations are fun.  I must praise my daughter for having done a great job with her kids - they really are so appreciative for most everything done for them. It's nice to do things with them.  So, the real (annual) test will be starting tomorrow, the 3 big ones [and their Mama, who doesn't want to miss out on any of the fun], as well as my son and at least his oldest [I imagine my DIL will stay home with the baby] are joining us at Lake Easton State Park for our yearly "Camping with the Grandmas" adventure.  Photos will follow.


  1. Bearly home a week and another camping trip ahead. You must hav gipsy blood somewhere Marne! ( I recognize the need to travel)
    Great pictures of your cute grandkids at the birthday party. It seems like camping is just as expensive as an motel these days.

  2. I wish you all a great time together. And lovely weather. Bye bye Caro