Is The Camper Getting Smaller?

alice

Or am I just getting bigger? I’m afraid it’s the latter. I feel like Alice after eating the cakes, growing and growing until she is stuck in Rabbit’s house. Of course I can’t blame it all on cake; I think being thirty-six weeks pregnant has a little more to do with it. Yes, just four weeks to go and we will have a new little traveler.

It hasn’t been exactly easy being pregnant in a shared thirty-five feet. The already small shower feels like a shoebox and my ‘camper queen’ bed (which relates to a full-size in the real world) has the feeling of a toddler bed with a super cheap mattress. But I’m not complaining (or am I) it will be worth all of the adversity when little Lucy finally makes her appearance. I’m just not sure where we’re going to put her. ; )

In all honesty I can’t say that I won’t miss being pregnant. I love the feeling of her moving inside of me and of course it’s the perfect excuse for getting out of things like cooking, cleaning, and tying my own shoes. Just kidding…about the shoes.

So please, wish us luck as we adjust to this new little person and all of the happy chaos she promises to bring.

The First Week

The Adventure begins.

The Adventure begins.

So here we are, all but Jim that is, he’s behind the camera. That’s the benefit of being an awesome photographer, you never have to be in the photos.

This was taken nine days ago when we picked up the Zinger and drove off to start a new life. Driving to LLano, Texas was the first time Jim had ever pulled anything so large as this and although we were all a bit tense, I must say he did a great job.

The first week of living in an RV park was a little stressful to say the least. But you would never know it by watching Jim. For at least the first four days he never quit smiling, I even caught him grinning in his sleep. I on the other hand was not as quick to embrace this new lifestyle, even though I was the one who pushed for it to begin with.

First, there was the struggle of trying to find a place for everything ( I plan to post a video tour of the inside of the camper soon). We actually made another trip to Goodwill to rid ourselves of excess weight. And I know that I am going to have to let go of a few more books. : (

Second, there was the miniature stove, and gas to boot. I know many of you cook with gas, but you probably also have a kitchen bigger than my whole ‘house’. And cooking for six people on three tiny burners, none of which line up properly with the pan, is a very awkward task. I’ve yet to use the oven.

Third, the internet went out for two days. I know what you’re thinking, “what a cry baby”. But a teenage daughter who cannot text her friends does not make for a Happy Camper.

I could go on about how hot it is or how dull it is, but lets get positive.

The RV park is lovely. It’s clean, quiet and has a great clubhouse, with private showers and an adult size stove which I have used several times now.  There is a river running through the park and there are swings and playground equipment for the children.

I must say that even with my genius for pessimism this might turn out alright after all. : )