I know most of my friends love going to the beach. Well, after 7 years of living there full time and 5 years before that, part time, I was excited to have new surroundings.
The camper needed to go into the RV repair shop to have the satellite wiring looked at, so I dropped it off on Monday morning; my first solo trip driving it. It was only a short drive, and everything went fine.
Fiona and I stayed a couple of nights at our friends Jane and Marks house. We lunched, we shopped, we drank a lot of adult beverages and had a lot of laughs!
Come Wednesday morning, I went to get the truck and camper at RV Solutions, and they had no solution…the wiring wasn't fixed. Needless to say, I wasn't a happy camper (pun intended) and left them with a piece of my mind. Which, I shouldn't do, there's only so much I have left!
From there I had a couple of hours drive up to Idyllwild. Paul was getting off shift and meeting me there. I was feeling pretty comfortable driving the rig, kept catching myself going way too fast. In my defense, I'm used to driving a zippy little convertible! Then, gridlock…there was an accident on the freeway and I was traveling at about 5 miles an hour for quite a while. Turns out that a truck hauling limes lost part of its load on the road. If any of my friends had been with me, we might have pulled over for some tequila shots!
Once I got through Hemet, the road was really narrow and twisty! Thank goodness I didn't stop for those shots! I took it slow and made it to the campground with all of the truck and camper in tact! PHEW! The campsite is nice and roomy, and the smell of the pines is delightful. It feels like we are really on vacation.
Fiona is mesmerized by the squirrels. She can sit and watch them all day!
Next week Paul will drive us up to Big Bear to stay for a month.