Thursday, April 19, 2012

Official Full Timers At Last.

April 19th, 2012.  We are spending our first night as full timers.  What a challenge it has been for the last two days.  We picked up our camper yesterday and brought it home about 2:00 pm.  Today at 3:00 pm we pulled away from the old stick and siding house and traveled all of five miles to Snake River Park and Campground.  This is a former KOA with the usual close spacing, etc.  However, I had reserved an site on the end Section C so we don’t have neighbors outside our front door.  The monthly rate is $400 plus $75 for electricity.  Works out to about $16 a night with electric and water.  That also includes a honey wagon coming around to empty our tanks twice a week.  However, that does not start until May 1st; so we will need to be aware of our water use for 11 days.  Here is a picture of us in our site:


As we were setting up our neighbor in the motor home came by to chat.  Turns out they are full timers from Ontario, Canada  on their way north after spending the winter in So. Cal and AZ.  When I told him it was our first night out as full timers, he welcomed us to the club and said he enjoys it immensely.

Poor Sammy and Annie, our fur kids, have been wondering for days what the heck is going on.  They have been keeping a close eye on us for sure.  When the camper showed up in front of the house, they did not move far from the front door.  Every time we would take a load out the front door, they would be there with look like “Well, are we going too, or are you going to abandon us here to survive on our own”.  When we opened the back door of the truck and let them out the front door, they made a beeline for their usual place in the back of the crew cab.

Tomorrow will be another long day setting up for our Moving To An RV sale that runs Saturday and Sunday.  Fortunately we have sold almost all of our “big stuff” through Craigslist, what a deal that is; free advertising that works really well. 

Well, I am beat again tonight.  I managed to sleep in until 4:30 this morning.  It is 9:15 now and time to call it nighty night.  Will keep you all posted as we go along.


TexCyn said...

Congrats on your first night as fulltimers!

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Congrats on becoming Fulltimers.

When we camp in areas that don't have full hookups we bring our own blueboy just in case there is no Honey wagon service. They are not that expensive and can be stored either in the truck bed or on the rear bumper of the trailer with a security cable.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Laurie and George said...

Good luck on your new adventure! Will be following along :)

Ash Butterfield said...

Congrats and good luck!

The Tuckerbag

The BooneDocks said...

Congratualtions. Did anyone share with you the secret handshake of fulltimers?

Jim and Rosie Sathe said...

Hey everybody,

Thanks for the well wishes and tips. I haven't seen the full timers secret handshake, maybe you could post a picture :-).

Mich Sathe said...

I was thinking about you all day yesterday, how excited and weary you must be! Congrats on your new adventure...I think you're going to love it! Looking forward to following along vicariously. Love you!!

Jim and Gayle said...

Congratulations! We remember that first night and 3 1/2 years later we're still having fun. Maybe we'll meet up on the road one day.

Nan said...

Congrats! Enjoy your life on the road. We are looking forward to reading of your adventures.