well... where have we been for the past 2 months? holy crap... has it only been two months?!?!?!?!
i been keeping track in my blog, but i, thru sheer chance, stumbled across a fellow forumite yesterday, and he told me i should put it here, too... so here goes!
August 22nd, stopped in the Manassas Battlefield State Park. Funny, i lived in the area for 10 years and never went to the park. Now i have! finally!
arrived in CT to visit with Hubby's mom on August 24th. spent some time there, but all of the parks in the area wouldn't let Hubby play with his power tools so he could finish the cabinet doors off, so we took off again and went all the way to Vermont! finished off all the cabinet doors and almost all the drawer faces there. when we swung back to CT, we routed thru Salem MASS... wanted to check the place out. very cool... we also learned something VERY VERY VALUABLE. Never ever EVER drive thru or around Boston at 10pm on a holiday weekend. We went past Boston after visiting Salem last, and within the span of an hour I was almost in three different accidents! All three caused by someone trying to get into a traffic lane already occupied by another car. was a bit scary, to say the least.
next, when we were on our way to CT, we had heard about a BIG RV show in Hershey PA, so we swung back around that way and visited Hershey. its COOL there! the air smells like chocolate! and the streetlamps look like Hershey's Kisses!
my husband had entertained the idea of driving a big rig, so our next stop was Memphis TN, near the training facility of a big trucking company...but on our way there we drove right PAST the Airstream dealer that saved our tail when we FIRST bought the trailer... in Cookeville TN... so we stopped in and said "hi!". they remembered us!
The picture is us parked in front of one of the brand new models there. Upon examining some of the features of the new trailers, I realized that all the really cool stuff we added, like the twist-lock power cord inlet and the single water inlet, are all things that the new AS come with...standard or as options. Our trailer only LOOKS old. It may as well be brand new off the showroom floor!
we hung out in around the Memphis area for the greater part of a month... some of that spent in truck stops, some of that spent in Shelby-Meeman State Park (very nice place, by the way). while we were at the park... WE GOT ADOPTED
ok, long story sorta short, the little guy was owned by some young people who still lived at home with their dad. dad said "dog can't stay in our house!" (prime example of why you should always ok it with whoever yer living with FIRST before you bring home that cute lil fuzzy!) so he lived with the grandparents. all was well until he started growing up and getting stronger. it seems his young exuberant puppy self was too much for the people he was with, and he apparently pulled grandma off the front porch about a week or so before we met him. they said "enough is enough" and gave him to a friend of thiers. he let the little guy run free... because he couldn't afford to erect a fence. so he took to hanging out at the campground we were staying at. and after about a week, one night he came directly to our trailer. and never left. all night.
i took him home the next morning, and he chased the truck BACK to the campsite.
we asked the owner about it, and he said "ya want him? i can't keep him, and i don't wanna see him get run over on the road or shot by a hunter. give him a good home, and he's yours."
so... we have another dog now. O.o
since then, hubby was turned down by the trucking company, so i started searching around online for something else we could do... and found work camping. we are now the camp hosts of The Woods RV park in Montgomery AL...
nice place, too. full hookups, cable, and wifi. we get all that for 3 weekends a month worth of work. if we do more, we get paid for it.
now, we had been camp host for all of... 5 days, when we saw the telltale flash of aluminum from the other side of the park... i wandered over to investigate... and it was none other than Moosetags, from this very forum! we had a very nice chat... he showed me his trailer, i showed him mine.
they pulled out this morning, and another airstream pulled in a few hours later!
i said "hi"... but didn't really get a chance to chat with them much....
so. thats alotta crap crammed in two months worth of time, eh? feels like a lifetime. thats where we are and what we're doing. i'll try to get some more photos so you all can get caught up with where we are now.