What got me started on this whole making the dream come true was our up-coming road trip to Oregon for the summer. To fly me and the kids out there was pretty spendy; and then when you add a rental car, or borrowing someone's car... it adds either more expense or just stress. So
-Just not going. Staying here in Texas for the summer and then starting school again in the early fall. (with the hot temps, this does not sound very good to me!)
-Making a shorter trip, and borrowing a car. This was the original plan, but with the husband being gone for over 6 months, I wanted to stay longer to visit and get some support from family.
-Renting an RV for the 2-3 months that we were planning on being gone. I posted an ad saying we were interested in renting one for a couple months, but nothing has panned out yet.
-Buying an RV for ourselves.
As you can see, the buying one for ourselves seemed like a good choice. With all the camping we do as a family, put together with the unknown terrain and weather of where we live, having an RV seems like a good choice. And what better RV than an Airstream?
Seriously, an Airstream is just so.... so pretty. I have a hard time putting it into words, but the shiny bubble just looks fun and neat. Vintage. At heart, I am a complete hippy, so the vintage thing speaks to me.
So, now I have him (husband) convinced that it couldn't hurt to just look for one, and see if it was feasible. Look I did!
And I found some really nice ones.
And some really crappy ones.
The nice ones were/are mostly out of our price range, and the really crappy ones were cheaper, but would um... take a lot of work!
I kept looking. I just knew with enough looking, I would find "The one" (even though I have already found "the one"... he is my perfect match!)
We had to decide on how big of one we wanted that would fit us, the four kids and the dog and cat possibly. On this, we decided on either a 29' or a 31'. They usually sleep 4 comfortable, but we had planned on having to add bunks anyways...
Floor plans are pretty much the same in both... a pair of twins either in the back or middle (with the bathroom in the opposite spot) and a fold out couch in the "living room".
Well, we think we found the perfect one. It is only about 5 hrs from where we live, and I am so excited to go see it next weekend!! I will be posting pictures of this adventure as we get closer to the road trip and fully stocked... I think it will be fun.
Hubs still thinks I am crazy wanting to live in a 31' camper with four kids, a dog, and a cat while he is gone... but I told him: Life is an adventure. I am thinking of this as a challenge... and most of the time, I really like my kids and enjoy being close to them!
Wish us luck!