Met the kids in Charleston, SC this weekend at our youngest son David’s house to transfer one of my old toys – the small boat to our son Doug who came down from the DC area to pick it up (sold the big boat in January). We had a great weekend and a super cookout Saturday evening. Liz and I decided to take this opportunity, while everyone was together, to tell them of our plans to buy the Newmar motorhome this Fall and if all goes well to sell the house next Spring. We didn’t know what kind of a reaction we would get as this move is really out of character for us. We normally follow the more “traditional” conservative approach to our undertakings, but this one is off the charts for us.
Well, fortunately everyone was excited about it although there was some surprise. I think Doug and David’s wife Renee suspected something. One of the first things out of Doug’s mouth Continue reading Got the Thumbs UP!→
As Liz is in Charleston helping with the new grandbaby, I’m putting the final touches on our Spring trip which will start in April. We’ve modified it a bit and eliminated Red Bay, AL, which was going to be a tour of the Tiffen factory. Since we have decided on Newmar now Continue reading Our Spring Trip→
I just have to take a minute to say a couple of things about this place. Liz and I stayed at their 300 unit RV resort in February for three days. It’s right off of Rt. #4 as you are heading West into Tampa. A little pricey, but they gave every camper a complimentary breakfast and lunch. I took their Class A drivers confidence course which was great as I had never driven one before. I do feel confident now on getting behind the wheel of my own motorhome when the time comes. The thing I want to relate to everyone who has not been there is the immensity of this place. They have 126 acres of property, over 600 employees (100 or so sales people alone), 220 service bays, a restaurant, a cafeteria, a pool and activity room and a shuttle to the casino in Tampa. I told Liz that it’s like Disney World. Additionally, they go out of their way to make you happy and feel comfortable even if you aren’t buying an RV. The only people who seemed a little stressed were the folks working in registration. Not many smiles there. We spent a whole day wondering through all their motorhomes without being hassled by a sales person. In fact, the sales people seemed to be so busy with scheduled clients it was sometimes hard to find someone to answer a question. If you ever get a chance to stay there or just stop for a day you must do it!!
We have been slow to get started on all the things that we need to do to move us toward our goal, which is to be full timers by the Spring of 2016. Now we have been happily sidetracked by the birth of our second grandchild and first grand daughter Lilly Bethany Bahrns. She was born on March 5th in Charleston, SC to Dave and Renee Bahrns. Liz is holding her for the first time in the picture to the right.