We wish everyone a Happy Easter!
We’ve been back in Wisconsin for almost a week, and we haven’t stopped running. This is too hectic, time to slow down some.
We left Omaha last Sunday and drove 4.5 hours to Amana, Iowa in a heavy rain with strong winds. We probably should have waited a day, but we had lots of appointments set up in Wisconsin and wanted to get here by Monday.
Monday we arrived at our camphosting park to cold temperatures. They turned on the water for us to fill our tank and then shut it back off due to below freezing temps at night all week. Tuesday we stopped by to look at our new fifth wheel. It looked great, so we confirmed our appointment to pick it up on Thursday at 1 pm. We had several errands to run so didn’t get back home until late afternoon on Tuesday.
Wednesday we spent all day unloading our old fifth wheel. Our campground has an enclosed shelter that people can rent. That came in very handy as we put all of our stuff in there. We filled twelve picnic tables with stuff. I didn’t realize how much stuff we had. I did fill a large plastic bag with stuff to donate and threw some stuff away. Always good to do some spring cleaning.
Thursday morning we finished emptying the rest of our stuff, and we drove off to pick up our new home. They did the walk through with us, and we were back at our spot by 4 pm. The auto-leveling system is great! Kevin got the outside stuff hooked up including the satellite. I made the bed and brought in stuff we would need in the morning. We were quite tired and slept very well in our new bed. The mattress is much more comfortable than the one we had on our previous bed.
Our new home is a Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS, about 41 feet long with four slides.
Kevin had plans to golf with a friend on Friday, so I spent all day finding room for our clothes and kitchen items. Its kind of like a puzzle, making everything fit in the best spot. I’m sure I’ll be doing some rearranging as we go, but I think I did a pretty good job. I was worried there would be less storage, but I think there is actually more, just configured differently. Now to remember where I put everything.
Yesterday morning I did a big grocery shopping trip. We hadn’t bought much before so we would have less to transfer. I’m happy to say that our bigger refrigerator has all the food in it with room to spare!!! That makes me very happy.
Yesterday afternoon we played nine holes of golf with our friends Dave and Judy. I hadn’t played all winter, so was quite rusty. Hopefully, after a few rounds my game with improve again. Even though it wasn’t a great round, we had a great time with great friends on a windy but nice spring afternoon.
Today we have family plans and next week Kevin starts his caretaker job at the park. We still need to get haircuts, have our vehicles serviced and finish putting our stuff back in our new home. Whew, this pace is too hectic. Reminds me of when we used to have a house and full time jobs. I sure don’t miss that busy lifestyle. I’m ready to slow down again.
But, it was so worth it to have this new home. I’m really loving it. I’ll post more pictures next week when the inside is ready for viewing.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!