Monday, April 21, 2014


Count-down:  26 days until departure for Alaskan Adventure!

In 26 days we pick up our rented RV from the Winnebago factory in Forest City, Iowa!  I’m so excited.  I don’t know exactly what it will look like inside, but I’ve seen pictures of RVs that are similar to the one we’ll have and they look pretty nice.  It’s amazing what they can fit into 28 feet of vehicle.  It has a kitchen with stove, refrigerator and cupboards; a little dining table, bathroom with shower and beds for the five of us.  It even has a coffee maker and teapot in it!  

The first night of our trip, we actually sleep in the RV at the factory.  The next morning, we get up early for an RV orientation class.  Hopefully this will teach us everything we need to know.  I hope it includes a driving lesson too! It might take me a while to get the hang of driving that thing!  

And then we’re off on our adventure.  

Because my husband and I kind of resemble the bumbling knight errant, Don Quixote and his trusty companion Sancho Panza searching far off lands for adventure, we’ve decided to name our RV after Don Quixote’s noble steed, Rocinante.  We’ll just have to watch out for windmills.

Kathy :)

Rocinante will be similar to this one, from Wikipedia Commons
If you'd like to take a peek inside of RVs today, check out this link: Minnie Winnie RVs


  1. Hope your lessons go well and there are no mishaps on the road!

  2. Lessons are vital, I would think. My husband would be too prideful, until I would give him a great kick. Chances are I would take the class.

    26 days? Are you crossing them off on a calendar?

  3. Alex- me too!

    Susan- :) Yes I am crossing off the days!

  4. We had a camper van for a couple of years, I never got the nerve up to drive it. The most important thing to remember is to make sure everything is packed away and secure before you start driving.