On our recent trip to New England Haven took her first plane ride and we also drove an RV for the first time. I wanted to document the pros and cons, so that we won't forget and for those of you who wondered how it went.
Pros -Campground life could be a lot of fun. Most of the campgrounds we stayed at were very nice with lots of playgrounds, ponds, rivers, and accommodations. -It was nice to not have to pack up suitcases and a car everyday. -We could take our time driving and take breaks whenever needed. -Parking was very easy. Most places had special parking for RVs and we even got to park free a few places where cars had to pay. -We bought groceries for the week and were able to eat 2 meals a day in the RV. We ate out lunch everyday at a unique spot where we were visiting. -Hooking up the facilities was fairly easy at the campgrounds. Jeremy would just forget to put the caps back on some of the pipes.:)
Cons -The price was higher to travel this way, but not outrageously more expensive. -Although you don't have to repack everyday, you do have to secure everything before you start moving or you will have a mess on your hands. -Our rent-a-rv didn't have comfortable beds or seating. We would definitely test out the mattresses before we ever do this again. We didn't sleep or relax very well. -We rented a small rv and we really needed one more area/room for Haven to play/sleep. We had to get quiet whenever she was ready for bed. -We weren't able to really enjoy the campgrounds because we got to them right at dark and then left early the next morning to get on the road. -We had rain a few days and realized how dirty the camper could get really fast. I kept cleaning the floor. So bad weather could definitely mess up a trip if you enjoy clean things.
We started this blog when Haven Noel was born on December 9, 2008 at 32 weeks and 2 days. We have been so blessed to watch her grow and now she is a big sister to Jovie Patricia. She was born on February 24, 2011 at 35 weeks 2 days. Both girls were little peanuts, but absolutely perfect. Jensen Phillip was born on November 28, 2012 at full term and we thank God for that miracle. We love God, our family, traveling, sports, and laughing.