Part of the next chapter of our RVing lives

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We sold the trailer last month. The truck is now for sale. We are going to buy a used motorhome when we have cash saved up.

We are excited to be loan free for the first time in 7 years. That is why the next RV will be paid for in full. No loan!

Our camping adventure is far from over. We really love it. And are looking forward to getting a new toy to work on and fix up.
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Their all packed!

For their backpacking trip that is. The boys are going with their Boy Scout troop this weekend on a backpacking trip.

They will hike into camp, set up tents, cook etc. And hike out the next afternoon.

They had their weigh in last night. Their only allowed to carry 25% of their weight in their packs. Their excited. And ready to go!
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Its to be another hot weekend. Please pray for safety for the group of boys and adults going.
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People you are meant to meet

We were out camping over Thanksgiving break. Had a wonderful time.

When I arrived at camp late at night my husband met me at the guard gate. When I pulled up he was chatting with the guard.

Now the campground is located in farm land. Next to a dairy across from wheat fields.

As I got close to the campground I could see a fog covering the street off the dairy farm. And OH BOY did the dairy farm stink that night.

So when I arrived I said to the guard wow cows are ripe tonight! He says yes they are!! My son blurts out zombie cow fog too. Well we were all laughing. Autism is great! He always lightens the mood.

So anyways the guard/ranger was very nice told my husband he would have taken me to our camp site. That my husband didn’t need to come up.

Well we go to our site and in the morning there is that same park ranger across from us. That’s where he lives.  In a park with 500 spots what’s the chance of my husband picking the spot across from him?!

Ranger turns and says howdy neighbor! We say hello. Later that evening we met his wife. Nice couple.

They were living very high on the hog. He made lots of money, had a big home, 40 foot diesel pusher,  a boat, fancy cars, a Harley. Then there were a few events that happened and turned their lives upside down.

They tried to fight to keep their home. They fought a good fight. But in the end this lovely couple came to the conclusion that they had each other. And that was the most important.

They sold their home, boat, cars, Harley, diesel pusher. They downsized their Rv to a 5th wheel. And they moved from one end of our state to the other end.

And we just happened to park next to them. God Bless them. They have made some tough choices.  But in the end they said we have each other, a place to live and a starting point. To rebuild from.

Great couple. Looking forward to seeing them again next month.

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Things I saw at the Campground

Where to start? I saw unattended children. Dogs tied to trees, no owner outside. I saw people let their dogs spray picnic tables, one man kept letting his dog poo right by our door.

Yes he picked it up. But why let your dog on my camp site in the first place?! Its rude and disrespectful. 

In my community there is a 6 foot leash law. All the people at the campground had those really long retractable ones.

My kids said I’m glad that’s against the law where we live. I said yep I agree.

We had a small child probably 4 years old kicking and throwing rocks at our RV while his father stood there and spun around his pink umbrella.

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There was the neighbor with the 44 foot RV full of bass speakers pumping through the park all night one night.

Then the drunk guy threatening someone’s kid and the sheriff officers that showed up but the drunk was gone.

To return at 230am and wake us up with all his noise, security showed up to deal with him.

Then you have the diesel pushers that just idle at all hours. Their not going anyplace. Just running.

We enjoyed the park train that came threw everyday.

And the pup learned to bark at big dogs! Lol everytime one would walk by shed bark.

I prefer camping living over this stick house I’m sitting in right now. Never have been a house person. I’m happier outside.

We had a great week. Saw lots of cool things. Had wonderful family time. And the pup was awesome. Not one complaint when we would carry her for hours while we were out. At almost 9 pounds she has no business being on the ground in most situations.

I don’t think people would step on her. But larger dogs always try and get her and she shakes as and shivers in fright.

Anyway, hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Waffles is ONE!!

Our yorkie-poo Puppy is now One year old. she is full-grown we are told. But at just 9 pounds she will always be a puppy to us. People say you save an animal from the shelter. I beg to differ. She saved us. She has brought so much happiness to our lives. Shes brought my Child with aspergers out of his shell.

She goes everywhere with us. School drop offs in the morning, camping, grandparents visits. Shes a great addition to our family. Here are some pictures of her first year.

This is the day we brought her home. The first time we met her.

Buying her a harness and leash. My son with Aspergers was holding her. Since the day we brought her home he has not wanted to set her down. This is one pampered pup.

Waffles loves car rides!

Her first time camping. She had a blast. We knew at that moment we fell in love with the perfect pup for us.

Growing up! Shes looking like an adult Yorkie-poo now. She is 7 months old. She loves to nap on my bed.

Bath time! She loves the bath.

Her favorite ball. Loves wiffle balls!

The big day has arrived!! Waffles is ONE YEAR OLD!! 10/1

Here is a picture with her in her Halloween costume.

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Summer time fun and my aspie kiddo

Ive tried very hard to make sure there is a schedule everyday even during the summer.

My aspie thrives with tight schedules (as the rest of the family does as well). No schedule= meltdowns, whining, tears, and possible stemming which we refer to as spinning and flapping in this house.

Camping was a success. No tears, whining, frustration. We did have one break through flapping session when we bought ice cream.

The rest of this week we have playdates, an rv to clean, chores to be done and Church activities.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

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Camping day 4

Sun shining. Pup rejuvinated. This heat is hard on her. Weve taken to if she pants we get to a/c right away approach. Yorkies overheat very easily.

Today we were up at 635. Pup didnt get up at 4 so that was nice. Took pup on walk around camp ground. She made it about half way before we had to pick her up. She plops down on belly with all legs out when shes tired. And if you keep going you will drag her on tummy. When shes done. Shes done!

Hubby and my youngest went to the fitness center today to work out. My youngest has been begging to go in there. And now that hes 14 hes allowed with an adult. Course im not so sure my hubby qualifies as an adult. I know i dont!

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After that the boys went swimming and then played tennis.
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Another great day! Sad to think we go home tomorrow 😦 i prefer our trailer over our stick dwelling.