Our family returned last week from over 3 weeks on the road! It was a working vacation, as we call it. My husband had shows in 3 different states, so we came with and made a vacation out of it. I thought that as I journaled for you where we went and what we did I would include some ideas for how to make vacationing, traveling, packing etc easier. We also have some VERY funny stories to tell you about things that happened to us along the way.
We left the day that Osama Bin Laden was killed. Which now seems like a really long time ago. We stopped by Tim’s parents for a night on our way to Florida.
You may wonder what we are traveling in….well, with 5 kids and 3 weeks on the road, I am glad it wasn’t our minivan. We actually were really blessed in 2007 to be able to purchase a brand new 31 foot RV with a slide out. If you don’t know what a slide out is it makes a portion of the RV slide out. Imagine that? It makes for a lot more living space.
We had been looking at RV’s and dreaming about maybe owning one for a couple years already, but had told ourselves we wouldn’t go into debt buying one. Only if we paid cash would we get one. Through a series of events we were able to do just that, thanks to God. We had looked at purchasing a used RV, but our dealer called us out of the blue and offered to sell us a new one at a lower price than any of the used ones we had looked at!
This trip took us through Southern IL down to Orlando FL, the space coast of FL, up through South Carolina, into Washington DC and up to Philidelphia PA, with a very quick trip home for more shows. I think we traveled through 13-14 states!
Next post will let you in on how I pack for 5 kids!