This was our maiden voyage with Merida, Winnebago Brave. Well that is what we have named her. She is just what we wanted. Merida is just the right size for David, Harrison and me, 29 feet.
David drove me to rehab so we could head right over to the kids to head out when it was over. I jumped out and got my rehab over with. I went back to the motorhome and David informed me we were over heating. We tried to find an auto parts store but nothing was close. David opened the hood and we could see the hose that was cracked. David and I reverted to our Alaska ways. I told him I have duct tape in the RV and water. David let it cool down before he could apply the duct tape. We didn’t have a funnel to get the water into the radiator, so David went into the store to see if they had one. He came out with a plastic cup. I had a pitcher we could use to pour the water into from the 5 gallon jug. We were then off to the kids house. Dan had David go pick up the hose. Then Dan replaced it. Thank goodness that boy loves cranking a wrench.
We finally go off around 4:30pm on Thursday April 1.
I had the most wonderful Christmas this year. Four of my five children were here for Christmas and 8 of my 12 grandchildren were home. Then Heather also had her in laws and her brother in law at her house.
We had a gathering at our house on Christmas eve. We opened a few presents then with my grandson, Rickie, because he was working on Christmas day. The rest of us got to open one package which was new pj’s that Grandma got for everyone.
I know that you probably get tired of looking at photos of my beautiful granddaughters but here I go again. Oh yea, all my kids, well except the oldest, will be home for Christmas that means photos of more grandchildren so look out.
This was the girls first Halloween. I had to go out to the kids house to babysit, so Heather decided I should stay to take the girls out for their first Halloween. They are getting so big.
While babysitting the girls showed me how good they can make their bouncers go.
Before costumes Grandma decided to give them their first bath in the big tub. They really enjoyed this.
Well I guess the vacation or holiday whatever you choose to call it is over now. We had to start getting back to normal. Went grocery shopping, since there was not much in the house. Started washing the clothes from the trip with the help of my sweet husband. Decided what to cook for supper because the two men here think they should be fed. Started working on articles for which I have a tons of ideas for many stories. Starting with the brewery in Girdwood because I told them I would write theirs when I got home.
Dusty got the no running water in the camper problem fixed. He also figured out why we had no turn signals or brake lights which we found out while camping. It was a fuse under the hood, so that was an easy fix.
I have got the packages ready to mail outside or the lower 48 other people would say, with things I brought back for my family down there.
Supper is almost done and the boys went to look at a used generator for the camper. Things are looking good. Oh damn, I forgot about the laundry again. Guess I better go get the stuff out of the dryer and put the last load in the dryer.
Well clothes are dry and next load in to dry. Boys came home with generator in hand which David was very happy with. Supper is going to be served now and we can settle in for the night. Hopefully, a movie to relax by.