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Old 12-02-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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New Here - LOVE the RV life!

Hi everyone!

We got our first RV in August and immediately fell in love with it! It's hard being home when we'd rather be out on the road, but such is life for now. We have a Damon Daybreak 36' MH. Best decision we ever made was to go ahead and get it now instead of waiting for "retirement."

DH and I have two boys, ages 12 and 14. They love to be out and about, too. We also have two furrballs, Siberian cats, who have gotten used to traveling with us as well.

My DH works for the federal govt., so we go out every long holiday weekend he gets and every other chance we can in between. We'll be doing our first long trip to Disney World over Christmas. Crazy, I know, but the boys are getting to the age that we can't pull them out of school to go, so that means going when they don't have school.

I work at home as a Beachbody Coach. That's the company that makes P90X, Turbo Jam and other in-home workout programs. That means my schedule is pretty flexible, so I'm ready to go any time!

We currently live in the Annapolis, MD area, but we'll be full-timing it as soon as the boys are grown and gone. In the meantime, we all go as much as our time and schedules permit!

I look forward to getting to know you all! You'll be seeing me around here more with lots of questions! :0


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Old 12-02-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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Welcome. Glad to hear you made the decision to start RV'ing now. We started when our kids were even younger than yours. Now years later they tell us it is some of their best memories. Also our youngest son has purchased a motorhome and he and his family travel with us when they can. See what you can start.

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Old 12-02-2010, 09:54 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig and lifestyle. You'll love it and will also find that there is a lot of expertise available here to help you along the way.

Best of luck...

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:05 AM   #4
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I can't think of a better family activity that has as great of potential to appeal to everyone in the family, regardless of age, as RVing. Life's too short, good decision to jump in now.

From the tone of your message I'll assume you've heard the horror stories about the crowds at Disney over Christmas. Have you been there before? Do you have reservations at Fort Wilderness? My advice would be to make as many reservations ahead of time as you can (including for any sit-down meals) but generally try to keep it loose. Don't sweat it or be disappointed (or surprised) if you don't get to see everything, it will be very crowded and leaving something 'for the next time' is a great excuse for a return trip! Get to the parks early and immediately get fast passes to the most popular attractions as they'll likely be gone, for the day, by mid to late morning.

Got any Disney questions? We've been there 30 plus times (although we've missed the last couple years) and there are many other Disney fans on the forum too. Just ask and you'll get a lot of suggestions.

Happy trails...
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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many happy trails to come and cograts on your new toy. Be safe and travel safely...Good Huntings
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:54 AM   #6
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We go to Fort Wilderness 3 or 4 times a year, and never miss it at Christmas time. Bring a few lights for the MH, you will be amazed at some of the elaborate decorating done for Christmas. If you want a golf cart to get around the campground and view the lights reserve it now by calling 407-824-2742, you probably won't be able to get one if you wait. Have fun!!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:40 PM   #7
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hi Jan
and welcome!

we are peter & larry
from vancouver, bc

we too 'bought early'
have one more before both of us are retired and full time here we come


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