Eight Days and Counting

Only eight days left until we take Lizzy out for our first camping trip since we purchased her on April 23. I can hardly wait!

Why so long, you ask? Good question.

Andy is a silversmith and lapidary artist, and he makes beautiful sterling silver and natural stone jewelry. He sells his work at various festivals and markets around North Mississippi (and sometimes Tennessee). At the time we purchased Lizzy, he already had shows booked for every weekend up until now, and of course I had to work during the week, so we’ve been waiting for an open date to hit the road.

And that open date is Memorial Day weekend…yes, it’s going to be crowded, but that’s OK.

And in the grand scheme of things, it has actually worked out better this way. Since this is our first RV, we needed to do some shopping for equipment and furnishings to get Lizzy outfitted properly. The UPS guys have made regular stops at our house with boxes from Amazon over the past several weeks, and we made our first trip to Camping World (over an hour away) to gather all the things we’ll need for both hook-up camping and boondocking.

Our dining room table is covered with the last of the purchases. We also pulled out some of our old dishes and cooking utensils from our tent-camping equipment to use as our starter set until we go full-time. ┬áThis weekend we’ll carry all this stuff over to the storage lot where Lizzy is patiently waiting, and we’ll get her set up and ready to go.

camping stuff on table

I’m looking forward to doing the homemaking things like making the bed, storing the bath linens, hanging the command hooks, putting the dishes away…all the homey stuff. Andy is looking forward to filling up the basement storage with all his “toys”–leveling blocks, wheel chocks, extra hoses, tools–the manly stuff.

Since neither of us have ever spent any time in an RV before, this is all a learning experience for us. We are total newbies, but we are both adventurous souls and we have had this dream for over twenty years. It’s time to make it happen.

This blog is intended to document our journey from the very beginning as we chase our ultimate goal of becoming full-time RVers, traveling around this beautiful, amazing country in which we live. We’re just getting started, and it’s going to be an amazing ride!!