A photo journal about returning to full time RVing after seven years of homeownership. We full timed in a motorhome for three years, then came off the road to a house for seven years, we missed full timing so much we sold our house and bought a fifth wheel. On the road again!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Windy City and it ain't Chicago!
We had wind gusts today all day up to 45-50 mph....glad we were staying put! We have the Weather Channel app on our phone and it advised not traveling if you have "a high profile vehicle"...not that we were going anywhere today in the motor home...We decided to go in the car over to General, a huge RV dealer just to dream....we looked at Winnebagos and Tiffins in their lot. It was just fun to see the different floor plans and to see what a difference a diesel makes in the amount of storage! They have HUGE compartments and roll out trays in the bays...and a residential side by side refrigerator--wow!
Tiffin motor home kitchen
Tiffin living room
Afterwards we hit the mall in Grand Rapids for a while...nice mall! Great tavern in there called Bar Louie's...I had carne asada (steak) tacos..yum! Eldy had his fish...I never saw anybody eat so much fish in my life...that's probably why he has such great low cholesterol levels and excellent blood pressure. He almost always gets fish wherever he goes....Back home again-- we found out that in our absence, the power was knocked out and had been for several hours. No problem...We fired up the generator and we have full house power. I just needed to be able to have electric for awhile to do the blog today. We could run on batteries for overnight, but the park is about empty after the holiday on our side, so the noise of the generator is not going to bother anybody at the moment. In some parks you cannot run your generator at all, or only during certain hours. No restrictions here and this is an exceptional situation with electric out all over the campground.. We found out that their buildings on the high ground had power, so this was a good time to do laundry which was situated next to the pool. I swam laps in the beautiful pool which was empty while I was waiting on the laundry.....ahhhh....what a life!....we are really lovin' retirement! Tomorrow we head to Elkhart...it's a good thing...the refrigerator has been added to the repair list! It's freezing everything and we don't know why...P.S. photos are NOT our motor home--these are from the Tiffin we looked at today...this is Eldy's dream coach...a diesel pusher....40 foot...king bed in the bedroom, separate toilet room from the shower, air bag ride, residential fridge, deep counters, pantry, shower stall seat, excellent quality cabinetry, FOUR slideouts, dual pane windows, heated bays and an outside TV...etc. etc. etc. It sure was pretty!