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Wrap It Up, I’ll Take It.

In two days we’re leaving for Nevada.

That means packing.

What all goes into getting a mostly-sedentary rig ready to move? I have no idea. Probably not a good answer to have this close to leaving.

In my mind, I see us just tossing a few loose items into the garage, pulling up steaks and buggin’ out. I’m sure this is going to turn into a much bigger ‘to-do’ than anticipated. So, let’s get started, shall we? I’ll keep a running list of what we do to get this modern-day land schooner mobile.
1. Pare down the traveling contents. Since we’re wayyyy overweight we’ve got to remove stuff that is non-essential for us to have with us on the road. I have an over-abundance of glass, ceramic and basic crafting stuff so I’ll box up the excess and store it here in Wisconsin. Restocking will happen when we return in the late spring. Mr. Scott will decide if he wants to travel with all three grills or if two or one will do. Our wardrobes will get another weeding as will the ‘essentials that aren’t too essential’ in the kitchen and living room.
2. Make sure all moving parts are well lubricated. Sticky parts break.
3. Get a new mailing address. We’ll start getting our Escapees Texas mailing address now. In the mean time, Lacy has graciously volunteered to round-up our incoming mail and send it to us now and again, wherever we may be.
4. Install tire pressure monitoring system . . . or more accurately, get help installing it.
5. Plan the route and make all the necessary nightly reservations for the trip.
6. Food. Prep a lot of food for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and whatever else.
7. Visit with friends and family for a ‘see ya in the spring’ (not good-bye) partying.

Not sure just how many items I’ve left off the list, but I’m sure there’ll be a bunch.

Got any suggestions of stuff not to forget to do?

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Off To Greener Pastures

I’ve collected Breyer horse figurines for most of my life. Yes, even as an adult. I have a handful that are close to forty years old.

They’re all in a new home now, though. As I type this (in mid-August) I’m packing up and saying good-bye to all but one. My favorite, a lil’ indian pony, suffered a broken leg in the move from Michigan to Wisconsin, thus disqualifying her from the rest of the journey to the collection’s new home in Georgia.

Not sure if it was fate or not, but the lil’ pony will end up staying right here with me. Her fifty-bazillion mates (the rest of the collection) are, by now, at home in the beautiful pastures of the south.

Hopefully their new stable-hand loves them as much as I still do. They’re tough to ride, but at least there’s no stall mucking to be done!

So, what childhood collections are you saying good-bye to as an adult? Do you miss collecting your special something? Or, maybe you’re still collecting and plan to do so forever?

(Oh, and happy birthday to me today!!!)

4
Here’s Your Sign.

One of the quirks of being an RVer, and especially a full-time RVer, is that you proclaim yourself as such for the whole campground to see.

This serves a few different purposes, the main being chatting it up with others in the park about common ground. Our sign shows all of our club affiliations and our online name/logo.

I designed the logo and cut it on my vinyl cutter (as well as some of the affiliation stickers). All the artwork and stickers are stuck to a spray-painted piece of plexiglass and are held upright with electric-fence posts. Not ultra high-class or expensive by any means – but it gets the job done.

It’s kinda like the Big TOW’s “Hi my name is” name badge, heheheh.