Most of us love a large fridge and many of you know that an RV fridge is not on the large side.  We were worried about how much we could fit in my new fridge and freezer.  We thought that we'd would have to shop every few days and that would be costly.  So, we decided to push the limits and see if we did a normal shopping trip like we did in our sticks and bricks home.  To our amazement everything fit.  We are quite satisfied with ourselves and the fact that we can do a week or two of shopping and still have room.

I sent Michael shopping one week and he came back and said I didn't hold back, and I did the whole shopping now I challenge you to fit it all in.  This is when we realized the holding capacity.

Towing a trailer is nothing new to us.  Before we traded our Coleman pop-up, we had a routine on hitching the trailer to our pick-up truck before every camping trip.  First crank up the hitch on the pop-up, then back the truck up, next drop the hitch receiver onto the hitch ball, lock the receiver, cross breakaway chain and hook to truck, plug the trailer light, and finally secure the emergency breakaway cable.  All this was quick and easy to in less than five minutes.

So, you are all probably wondering how we are adjusting to our new life?  After selling our home at the beginning of May, we spent the first month at Johnson's Corner RV Retreat in Johnstown, Colorado. This was a great place for us to get used to the RV and get to spend time with our daughters before hitting the road.  Our oldest daughter, Jessika, bought an RV in January and was living at the same RV park; just two campers down from us!  Our youngest, Michaela, lives in an apartment in Fort Collins.  So, we were close enough to both! These girls are the only reason that making this lifestyle change is difficult because we miss them so much.

When Jeanne and I bought our Nissan Xterra Off-Road SUV last December, we planned to use it for our toad vehicle behind our RV.  This SUV package came with an aftermarket steel bumper, grill and skid plate.  We especially liked the skid plate for off-road driving in the national forests.  Many of these off-roads are rugged, deep-rutted, and rocky, and can be tricky to navigate without damaging the under belly or radiator of the vehicle.

My Favorite Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverbs

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

To travel alone is risky business, especially into a wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them. - Robert F. Perkins

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