I was up early today to shuttle my DH to the car repair shop to drop off his car for service, then into work at our family business Bobbin Inc. (Embroiderthis.com, Wholesale-Linens.com, WeekendKits.com, GardenLane.com) We've owned and operated the business together since 2004. A few years ago, I was able to take a big step away from the day-to-day operations and pursue some creative interests and now some travel adventures. I'm so fortunate and grateful that my DH still enjoys being the boss! I'm still organizing the paperwork and manuals for the camper, receipts from the trip, and travel information I collected on my journey. I want to work out a system that will allow me to keep a record of where I've been and plan future trips. I'll let you know when I settle on a format. Notice that my camper Supergirl was on hand for inspiration!
I took a break mid-morning and enjoyed a lovely walk with Dexter. It was a beautiful day, sunny and in the upper 70's. The leaves around our neighborhood are brilliant and it feels like fall!
Yesterday I received an e-mail from a lovely couple who are longtime RV'ers and are interested in an Escape trailer. They live near me and asked if they could take a tour of Wild Thing....of course! They drove up and we had a great visit. Steve and Judy M. have been camping for years and currently have a 25' Airstream. They had seen an older model Escape and loved the layout, the size, and the quality and were interested in seeing the latest model. They have been following my blog and I was so pleased to learn that they found the information I've been posting helpful as they evaluate their options. We went over all the features and systems of Wild Thing and they had a chance to experience how it feels to spend some time with her. There really is no substitute for a personal visit! I was so charmed by this couple, they were warm and generous and shared some great suggestions for places I might enjoy visiting such as the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and a campground in Maine that has oceanfront campsites!
After my visit with Steve and Judy, I met my good friend Cheryl C. for lunch. She also got a grand tour of Wild Thing. Cheryl had no experience with the RV lifestyle and it was fun to see her taking it all in. Within just a few minutes, she looked at me and said, "NOW I get it!" I think the choice to travel in a trailer seems unusual to folks who have never been exposed to it. It sure didn't take long for her to embrace the idea! I do miss my friends when I travel and it was great to have a chance to catch up. I guess I'll need to get more adept at video calling while on the road!