For the long Memorial Day weekend I embarked on a short road trip with the hubby and my sister’s family. This was my very first time traveling and living out of an RV (recreational vehicle) for days straight. Everything from sleep, shower, pee, eat, cook, read, hang out, watch movies–all in one 36 foot vehicle. I really didn’t know what to expect since my sissy planned it all but I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the whole experience was. All 7 of us fit in there quite nicely (4 adults and 3 kids) and I’ve concluded that a future RV road trip is definitely in the books.
Side note: it may not seem “lacking” to you but there is a lack of photos to completely document this trip. Much of my time was engrossed on starting and finishing “The Hunger Games” series. And finish I did! Thanks to Elvis for driving the entire time and to Rob for keeping Elvis company.
Twirling like ballerinas.
Chloe was super duper scared of the RV. She had to be comforted by food aka “bread”.
She also needed a ton of time to check things out and warm up to it.
Look at that scared look on her face. Even uncle Robby couldn’t convince her.
Once she realized she wasn’t going to have her way, she marched up those steps like a champ.
For a while there I really thought we would have to leave her behind.
Here’s a video and photos of that monumental moment of relief:
Benji was a great baby, sound asleep ready for the ride.
Elise was super excited like she is with many things.
Cattail Cove State Park in Arizona–a part of Lake Havasu.
Photos are taken near sunset only because we were too scared to venture out into the 100+ degree weather.
We took comfort in the shields of the RV’s air conditioning.
Once again, Chloe was scared; this time of the water.
She hung back and looked pretty in her Hello Kitty swimsuit. Here she is with her special “hello” wave.
The next morning we ventured out for a very short hike up to the look out point.
Pretty nice view, huh? Can you tell how hot it is? I can by the cloudless sky and dry conditions.
We had a pretty quick mini photo session up top.
Here’s our RV spot next to a nice shady tree. Pictured to the right are the 2 benches at the top of the look out point.
There was also a cool amphitheater and a mini cactus garden on site.
Next stop: Grand Canyon!
For a second view in the eyes of my sissy, check out her blog post on part 1 of our trip.