I forgot to tell you guys that we were able to get a travel trailer to go camping in.
We got it the week before Zeke was born. It is pretty cool. We have been able to use it twice so far this year. Once for our weekend get away and then again for my hunting trip to Hunters, Washington.
We had for years dreamed about getting one so that we could take trips as a family around the country. It was one thing that I really wanted if we were going to be doing home schooling, which we are. One of the things that I can bring to our home schooling is my love for science and history. I believe that there is no better way to learn than to touch and feel those things that you are learning about. Well, anyway the travel trailer is built by Forest River and it is a 22 ft (24 ft. if you include the hitch) long, and sleeps 5 comfortably. It is a fully self-sustained unit, which means it has a stove, sink, refrigerator, furnace, shower and toilet. So that we could go pretty much anywhere and camp.
We learned a few things in purchasing our trailer, like the value drops faster than cars do, you can finance them for longer than a car (up to 15 years, crazy I know). People usually want more than they are worth when they want to sell them and they cost more than just the sticker price. For example you must get a brake controller for your truck, special toilet paper, make sure that your vehicle can tow the trailer, and many other things. So you got to add at least about another $1000 to the price tag. We found ours on Craigslist (A site that we love), and it is a 2008.
But all those things considered I think that it was a great purchase for us. After our one weekend trip Zoe asks a least once a week when are we going camping again, so I think that she enjoyed her first “camping experience” even though it was RV. camping.
Merriann & Zoe at Fort Ebey