I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I blogged. Things have been so busy. I am still homeschooling my youngest child, and it has been so much fun and so much work!
Last August we were camping at my in-laws cabin in the upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. We named our camper “PERRY” after the man who built it in 1969-70. We had a great time, talked about painting the outside of the camper in 2022, and finishing up the remodel inside (we have the bathroom, finish the bedroom and do the floor and ceiling). That all changed, while hauling it home…..
We were a block away from our house, on our street…. and we felt the whole truck tip to the drivers side. My husband and I looked at each other and then he looked out his side mirror and he saw a tire bouncing down the road. He immediately stopped, and it was one of the tires off of our camper. Now we knew we needed to replace the tires, (one of the reasons we were bringing it home), but the axle broke which caused the tire to bounce down the road. We had our fridge come out of the whole it was in, but that was all the damage inside.
My husband had a friend fix the axle, but we’ve been very nervous about taking it long haul anywhere. So we saved and looked…. we were thinking of downsizing since it’s just the 3 of us now.
…We did a thing…..
On June 1, 2022, the start of Camping month, we purchased a 2003 Forest River Sierra Travel Trailer…. It has only had one owner. It is in pristine condition. It has a slide out, that has had a leak and some water damage, so we got it for a GREAT deal! Hubby has been busy working on it and I’ve been cleaning and organizing inside. We don’t have as much cupboard space in this one as we did the 5th wheel, so I’m downsizing what we are packing in this one. We are all excited and sad at the same time. We are sad to see Perry go, we had so many GREAT memories it, but we are excited to make new memories in this new camper. We have not named her yet, but that will come. We are giving Perry to my friend whose grandpa built it, and she is very happy. We are going to deliver it this weekend.
Here are some more photos of our new camper….