Wow, I can not believe we are finally on the road!! Our hearts were very sad as we hugged and said good bye to our family. Lots of tears fell. Lyla had the hardest time leaving her Nana. Yes we cried sad tears but we also cried tears of Joy! We had been talking, planning and dreaming of this adventure and now it was finally happening! The day was now here and we were pulling out to begin the RV adventure of a lifetime!
I had never had the opportunity to ride inside the RV yet. Therefore I was extra excited about sitting in the passenger seat and taking in the panaramic view from the HUGE windows. My husband on the other hand, had driven several times prior but never with our vehicle in tow. The comments that were coming from his mouth were making me laugh so hard!
Here are a few conversations between us from our first 15 minutes on the road.
At first we were going up a hill and he said I think we are about to go backward any moment! (It feels like we are going so slow at times!) Then we finally get to the top and he says we are picking up good speed now baby! I looked over and said honey we are only going 30mph! Haha.
A few minutes later he says I’m just not sure if I am hugging the dotted line or if I am hugging the side line, I just really have not found my placement on the road yet. I say to him, this is going to be so much fun driving this, I just keep cracking up. He replies back to me, maybe fun for YOU but I am a nervous wreck every time a semi passes us! I feel the wind is going to throw our RV right across that field! lol
Then Ricky said is my door opening? Wait, yes my door is opening! Oh my goodness I am falling out. (He was exaggerating bc he knew I was like WHAT?! What do you mean your door just opened!? P.s. He was perfectly fine he simply forgot to shut it. He entered a different way before taking off!
Then we needed to get gas and found a place to pull into. Let me tell you what, pulling into the gas station was easy! Pulling up next to the gas pump…..that was a different story. Keep in mind we are 34 feet long plus have our tow vehicle behind us, so we are basically a train. This is also our very first time doing this. We must of circled those poor pumps several times, with Ricky getting out and back in, before we were positioned just right! Either we were blocking traffic ahead us, behind us or the hose wouldn’t reach our tank! I should of been outside helping direct but I was enjoying the show just way too much! 🙂
Our time at the gas station ended great. We had the sweetest couple recognize our family from the news and approach us. They prayed with us and encouraged our hearts! We left that gas station filled with more than just gas in our RV. We were filled up, yet again, with God’s abundant Love!! Thank you to that sweet couple who took time to love on our family!
I can not wait to arrive at our very first destination where we get to stay FREE on Water Management Land. The location I picked out looked beautiful from the pictures but those can always be deceiving…..so yes we are a little nervous but hey its part of the adventure!! I will post pictures and update about everything tomorrow! Good night sweet friends!