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Old 05-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Lady Wendolyn's first trip in the new TT

Well.. after many years of camping, we have certain rules about what we will and will not do when it comes to camping.
For instance...
- we like to hitch up well before we are ready to leave.
-we do not like to travel at night.
-we do not like to travel in the rain.
-we never want to deal with hail.
-we do not want to forget an important step..

Yes... we certainly do not ever want to hitch up our trailer at 9:30 at night, during a major rain and hail storm, till we were completely drenched (since we are hitching a NEW TRAILER with a NEW HITCH and it took TWICE AS LONG... ) ..and drive three hours in the pitch dark over unknown roads, only to pull into our campground at 12:30 a.m. and realize that D.H. forgot to drain the water tank he had filled and tested before we left.. (so we had just hauled 700 pounds of water with antifreeze and javex in it,) which took 40 minutes to drain, and then 30 minutes to refill, .. standing in the pouring rain holding the hose.. and then try and QUIETLY find our sight and QUIETLY unhitch for the first time.. (did I mention that it's still POURING RAIN and we are still soaked).. only to fall into an exhausted stupor at around 2:30 a.m..... BUT THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DID!

How could this happen?
A relative showed up at our home just as were were heading out the door at 4:30 in the afternoon and proceeded to have an emotional episode.. that lasted for four and a half hours.. until we felt like she was for sure O.K. and we were good to go... call us kind, :lizard: call us stupid.. but we felt like we should listen..sigh.. and so there we were heading out to the driveway to finally leave.. and the skis opened up and ...AAAHHH!!:lightning:
So there we were at 2:30 a.m. .. FINALLY GETTING TO BED...

But I have to say... it was soo worth it, and we love our trailer, and in the end we had a fabulous weekend... and even watched the Lucy and Dezi movie The Long, Long, Trailer.. so that we could laugh at someone who seemed to be having worse troubles than we were.

Here are a couple of photos of our first outing..

The photos are:
#1.. Chilling outside on the morning after the Episode.
#2. Walking the Dogs at the harbour
#3 D.H. having his first cup of "camp coffee".. he loves perked coffee
#4 Felix are dog finds out he is not allowed on the camper sofas, and he has been given a green pillow on the floor instead.
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Lady Wendolyn Jayflight 28BHS

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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Lady Wendolyn, I don't know what you're talking about. The weather looks beautiful, your hubby has a smile on his face...couldn't been all bad! Hehe! Glad it turned around for you!

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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I am glad the rest of your trip went well and the weather cooperated for you. That is a nice looking TT that you have
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #4
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Camping is always an adventure. It sounds like you had good one. Enjoy the new trailer and thanks for the sharing the pictures.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:51 AM   #5
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The memory of this trip will surely bring you some laughs. Remember the worst camping trip is better then your best day at work!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:40 AM   #6
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I love the way you decorated your trailer. Meant to say that on the proper thread too.

The picture with your husband having coffee, it looks like the inside of a home. An inviting and welcoming home.

Sorry about the rain. We had to hook up to come home in the rain on our 2nd trip. Not my finest moments. I'm pretty sure the whole campground could see my grumpy face.

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:29 AM   #7
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FUN!!! rain just adds to the adventure... makes it feel more 'core... and rules are made to break! i love the look on the dog... 'what? you have GOT to be kidding me'
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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Lady W. that makes or a great story for your first trip. You will always remember it. You will be glad you took the time to listen to someone who really needed you. Your next trip will be even better I am sure.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #9
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Glad it ended up being a good trip .
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #10
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After listening to thier problem,doesnt your life really seem wonderful.camping is a good rejuvenator.
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