After losing both of my wife's parents within 10 days of each other in May to cancer, my wife and our 2 dd's deemed that this summer would be the summer of fun. our Roo 233s camper purchase and my daily visits to this site leading up to our trip was my salvation during my in laws final weeks with us and I made a commitment to hold firm our our plans to take a 21 day trip out west.
Our "Adventures with Rooby", became our best vacation ever.
I started sharing some of the adventures on this forum during the trip but ran out of steam mid way through and focused on just being in the moment with my family. We really needed this trip because our kids had received very little attention while we tended to my wife's parents. We never got tired of each other and our kids were very sad when we pulled into the driveway at home.
Reality returned, school and work consumed us and we had to take 3 additional family trips without Rooby. None of us slept well in the hotels on any of these trips and not a day goes by that We don't think about our camper and talk about the fun times we had. We have watched the long long trailer and RV, many times and view our slide show of our adventures frequently. We will carry these memories forever.
My posts and visits to this forum have been few and far between since August and I must say I was very sad when I handed my keys to the dealer with instructions to winterize it.
My wife, an attorney turned writer, had focused much of her time composing posts for her blog, http://Talesfromthesandwichchronicles.blogspot.com
, a site focused on the challenges of being in the middle of raising kids and taking care of parents. With her parents passing though, she has now turned her attention to new topics and has picked up the torch to document our Adventures.
We hope to begin visiting this site more frequently now that family commitments are slowing down and life is returning to normal and we will start posting her tales of our adventures on this site soon.
In the interim, i hope that all of you had your own summer of fun too and I will be counting the days until we pull Rooby out of storage for our first trip next spring.