Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Vacation-- Getting there, 1st leg of trip

A few weeks back, we went on our annual summer vacation.  This year, we had twelve kids with us.  House guest went with us too.  She was introduce to life on the road with the bunch from Chaos Manor.  Fit right in.  LOL.  All in all, good trip.  Weather was not kind to us for two of the days but in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal.  Though, we did have to throw away pillows.  Campsite flooded.  Explain later.  I know I have not been online for awhile and good reason for that.  For now, need to catch you all up.  And, pictures may be sparse as house guest was with us but I can not show her in photos yet.  So, here we go.  We left in June for a 9 day vacation.  Longest we have ever done one.  We were at more than one point questioning our sanity of that idea. 


So, you know the week before we had major RV issues we had to solve and fast.  Went in  the shop unexpectedly, hence delaying when we were getting it back.  We had to transform the back of the RV to seat more people.  Made a huge u-shaped dinette.  Did not come w/ cushions.  So, my friend and I scramble the day before we leave to go to a fabric outlet to pick up foam and material.   1:30 in the morning and my sister in law is still sewing cushion covers!  My friend was over really late hours as well helping.  It was chaos.  But, great team work. It was a temporary fix till we can sew them on tight and correctly.  The dinette above is down.  Then, cushions cover to make it a bed. 

 
Car seats in, Alex already asleep.  Off on the first 7 hour leg of our trip.  


Get to WVA and time to get everything set up.  These young men have it down to a science and takes them no time flat to get RV set up AND the tent.


And this is where we discovered someone forgot to pack the second mini grill we have.  URGHH!!  See, typically we pack over a week's time.  We had a day and also had to get the cushions made.  Wind started blowing.

Summer in the middle of the rain storm that came in.  This IS very significant.  Just a few years ago, she went comatose trying to do this on the soccer field.  Now, let the water fall.   However, while this was happening, we were trying to close the awnings, and get the grill taken care of.  Alex accidentally sent hot coals under the RV.  Umm, hellooo, no fire please.  And, there wasn't.  We lucked out for sure.


Dinner was quickly moved inside.  Big dinette came in handy to be sure.


Bojan and Nik in front of a rig they wish was ours.  LOL.  


Showing off for the camera.  I have teenage boys, what can I say.  


Ms. Summer ready to get ready to go to the reunion on the next leg of her trip.


Nik, waiting to go to the reunion.  just finished some playing time on the playground till we get back in the RV.

Waiting to load up and be on our way soon.  They LOVE this checkers set and the manacala set they have.  That and the tic tac toe wooden set but have lost pieces out of it.  Need another one day.  When it is super duper hot out (was near 100), blinds stay down.  Helps but still hot.


Bojan went to the local camp store and got us an ornament. Sweet of him to do.  We left WVA and were on our way to Ohio for the annual Bulgarian Reunion.  Next leg coming up later.

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