Time Keeps On Slippin’

It’s been quite a while since my last post here. Not because we haven’t had the trailer out. I’m not sure why, really. At first, I thought maybe it was because we hadn’t gone anywhere or done anything, but that’s not quite true.

For instance, since my last post, we have upgraded our rig to a 34-foot 2007 Alpenlite Voyager fifth-wheel, which we thoroughly enjoy. We only had it a few months when I managed to get it stuck, the ultimate result of which was $16-thousand-plus in damage to both truck and trailer.

Since my last post, we have also managed a trip to SW Washington for a reunion of sorts with family and friends. My cousin, who hosts this get-together every year, sure throws one heck of a party. It was good to see so many familiar faces. We enjoyed it so much we plan to go back again this year, schedules permitting.

Since my last post, my wife and I have had several discussions about what our rig of the future might look like. Right now, we’re focusing on something along the lines of a 2012 Fleetwood Excursion 33A. It seems to have the capacity we need in a slightly smaller size that we want, plus we really like the layout. We’re probably looking at another three to five years before that purchase takes place, so there is plenty of time for some other, as yet unbuilt, rig to capture our fancy.

Right now, we are stuck in the lull between outings, the time of year here in Idaho when it is too cold to really go anywhere. We are so ready for the weather to warm up so we can take the trailer back out on the road.

At present, we don’t have many outings planned. I think we have something scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July weekend. We’ll also make a trip back to my cousin’s annual event, and I’m sure we’ll squeeze in a couple of other outings, although those have yet to be determined or scheduled.

I continue to look forward to the day when we can hit the road full-time, driving until we feel like stopping, going where the urge takes us, and seeing places we have not yet been. In the meantime, as Steve Miller sang, “time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future.”

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