Destination: Wilson Lake, Kansas

It all started with a little thought…
“Honey, why don’t we rent an RV?”
…which made perfect sense, considering pulling our 5th Wheel trailer from Pennsylvania to Kansas was going to cost some major $$. (Do you know what it costs to fill up a pickup that runs on diesel? Somewhere in the $140 a tank range!!!) So this little wifey began to multiply and think…maybe we should just rent an RV in Kansas.  Cost was going to be the same, but hassle would be less. We had a boat and a camper to bring back to Kansas, which meant two pickups, lots of fuel, and an anonymous driver, cuz I don’t pull anything! (I’m a chicken, I’ll admit it…remember the post about my Uhaul mishap??)
Great idea, phone calls made, RV booked…I’m a genius!
Until…we picked it up! First glimpse of the RV, and I thought, “Okay, don’t panic, there’s still possibility”. Then I made the first steps in!! (Oh, goodness)

Peeling wallpaper, hole in the chair, well-worn carpet.  Not quite what I had in mind when I rented the “Class A Deluxe” RV.   I believe My Big Boy’s words after taking the walk-through of the RV were “We won’t be renting an RV again!” And mine, to THE Big Boy, “Lord, please don’t let this be a Chevy Chase Vacation!”
With a song (Why Me Lord) and a prayer, off we went, in a downpour of rain (hoping it wasn’t a sign). We looked a little something like this:

Well, the rain had cleared.  The huge “rent me” sign across the back was a little disconcerting, but we are going to have a week with family.  It’s going to be a great.  Positive thoughts, positive thoughts.  And then we reach this:

I’m singing a new song… “All is Well With My Soul”! 

(Note-I am not bashing Adventure RV…Doug & Sherri have always been great to us.  I would suggest buying a trailer from them if you’re interested.  I’m thinking, my expectations for a rental we’re a little out of whack!)

So here’s to a beautiful week, with limited internet access.  Be back with you soon 🙂


About 49andcounting

Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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