In 2005 we went to Alaska for two weeks. A was only two months old at the time and we decided to rent a class C RV for the duration of the trip so we could minimize unpacking and moving all our junk from place to place with all the kids. The RV fit us comfortably, with T co-sleeping and A swaddled and tucked away in the shower. My stepsons all fit in the dinette and over cab beds.
Ever since then, Hubby has had in the back of his mind that we would eventually buy an RV that would allow all 7 of us to fit comfortably and allow for some expansion as the kids grow and have families of their own.
He has a dream that our house and our vacation spots will be able to entice the kids to spend time with us as their lives draw them away. I love this dream.
We planned what we figured would be our last real whole family vacation to Disney and Universal this summer and had rented a class A RV for the trip. All the while Hubby kept researching for what would be our future vacation home on the road.
An unexpected call arrived from the local RV retailer to take a look at one with a floor plan Hubby had identified as meeting all our needs by having 3 spaces that could be separate (one for us, one for A and T and one for my stepsons because we are all on different sleep schedules). A week later we are the proud owners of a sweet Canyon Star RV.
It was a whirlwind. We fully didn’t expect to do this for at least another year or more but when an opportunity that feels right presents itself, you go all in.
Now we get to take our own vacation home on wheels on our trip this summer with all 7 of us getting the full effect of how we can spend vacation time together for years to come. Bring on the future wives to be (yikes!) and grandchildren (OMG!!) and let’s take a trip wherever you want to go.