First we have to make sure everything is in working order and the motor home is packed sufficiently. We will be gone for 2-1/2 months so we need to make sure we have everything. We took our first “shakedown” trip to Nashville, TN. We combined visiting Jennifer, Rob & Grayden (oh yeah, Riley too) with trying out our packing job. I had a great time with both…we did pretty well but made notes as to what we were missing and needed to add. I also drove for about 30 miles on I-75 pulling the tow car! Granted I did not pass anyone, just stayed in the right lane from one rest area to the next. Okay it wasn’t amazing but I was glad to turn the beast back over to Bill. He was very sweet but I believe he was happy to drive once again.
We took a side trip to the Nashville Zoo (using the tow car) with Grayden during our visit. It was a beautiful day, he was perfect and we had so much fun. He experienced his first Carousel ride -- wasn't sure he liked it after all but then again it was at the end of the day and all 3 of us were extremely tired. It was time for a nap for Grayden, Grandpa & Grandma! We had planned to go on Saturday with Rob & Jennifer but it was forecast for 100% rain on Saturday. So...Grandpa, Grandma & Grayden set off alone on Friday -- it was beautiful that day and we had a blast.
It was great to spend time with all of them and practice “RVing”. I am really getting used to this life.