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Old 05-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Our first long road trip and the lessons we are learning

Well the DH and I decided to take our new TT from northern Indiana to St joes state park in Florida. Well we left and made it to southern indiana before our dog hurt her leg walking around. Had to call the in laws to come pick her up in southern Florida to not risk further injury. Then continued on our trip. Made it to Bowling Green and decided to stop at camping world. Missed our road and had to turn around, went into a steep grade parking lot. Ripped the spare tire off the back of the camper. Decided that was our first big oops and continued on to camping world. Camping world was closed. :(. Sooo we continued on our way. Stopped in Alabama to stay for the night. DH and I were parking the camper and somehow we locked all our keys and phones in the TT. GREAT. Lucky the camp owner was wonderful and we made it into our TT.

It is safe to say that after this day, we will be happy to make it to Florida safe and sound. On a positive note we love our new TT, bumps and all
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Well the DH and I decided to take our new TT from northern Indiana to St joes state park in Florida. Well we left and made it to southern indiana before our dog hurt her leg walking around. Had to call the in laws to come pick her up in southern Florida to not risk further injury. Then continued on our trip. Made it to Bowling Green and decided to stop at camping world. Missed our road and had to turn around, went into a steep grade parking lot. Ripped the spare tire off the back of the camper. Decided that was our first big oops and continued on to camping world. Camping world was closed. :(. Sooo we continued on our way. Stopped in Alabama to stay for the night. DH and I were parking the camper and somehow we locked all our keys and phones in the TT. GREAT. Lucky the camp owner was wonderful and we made it into our TT.

It is safe to say that after this day, we will be happy to make it to Florida safe and sound. On a positive note we love our new TT, bumps and all
Oops I mention the in laws came to southern Indiana.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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LOL

It is all part of the adventure

I have done some strange things before and I am still doing some strange things. So far I haven't done anything wrong that can't be fixed

Just smile have a chuckle and keep on having fun....
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:25 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great first adventure, just a couple of oh no's, not bad for a first trip. Just enjoy the adventure. Many safe and happy miles.
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Things happen to all of us. Just keep on SMILING and enjoy the good parts of RVing and laugh about the mistakes at a camp fire with old and new friends.
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As my mother said to me when, as a small child I swallowed a marble (remember playing marbles?), "this too shall pass".

These stories all become great stimulus for those fire side gatherings with friends. "Well, on our first RV trip..."

Happy trails...
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This type of an adventure is what makes a great adventure, and also makes a great story for the campfire.
Have a great trip-be safe
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We laugh and enjoy the things that went wrong the most, the most often and the heartiest----it is a special joy having your own special list of silly things you have done----nine years and we believed we had done every silly thing imaginable.

But after a winter away we returned the rig to storage. Locked gate requires a code in and out. DW goes in first in the car (she is there to help put the cover on) I follow with the MH. We cover and get set to go---at the exit gate we apply our code and the gate will not open, call storage office, get message, honk horn, hollar, fume, look for other exits, etc; Finally call 911---as we wait I notice a crude piece of paper below the entrance code box.. Sure enough as soon as the fire truck arrives the jovial fireman get out and I ask them to read what the paper says. "Do not enter---exit code box does not work" Yep, thats what it said.

We agreed with the fireman as we left that they were going to have a great time at dinner tonight talking about the old folks who got stuck in the storage lot.

And no---I made not one mention to DW about reading the note before she went in----why would I---it is so much more fun doing this together---besides when it comes to doing silly things I'm a professional---finely honed skills based on experience
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You all are soo right. Today as DH and I sit under the awning at st josephs state park, we just giggle at yesterdays mishaps. It's even funnier when we mentioned that yesterday was our one year wedding anniversary. Haha what a way to spend the one year anniversary. Sooo funny
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I am not too worried about anything I might do, but I am making sure I do not forget to make sure the wife and daughter are in before leaving.
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The trips you take that don't have anything "interesting" happen are the trips that get forgotten the fastest. Keep a positive attitude and you will enjoy and remember many trips.
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You all are soo right. Today as DH and I sit under the awning at st josephs state park, we just giggle at yesterdays mishaps. It's even funnier when we mentioned that yesterday was our one year wedding anniversary. Haha what a way to spend the one year anniversary. Sooo funny
Well Happy Anniversary...And may you have many more Happy adventures..keep smiling....
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I am not too worried about anything I might do, but I am making sure I do not forget to make sure the wife and daughter are in before leaving.
Is that important?
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Is that important?
That is hysterical!
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