On Thursday evening I logged on to Facebook and a advertisement for a Travel Trailer caught my eye. It was the exact one that we have been wanting (R-Pod) for a really great price. It was in Utah so it would be a big trip but we knew this deal would go fast if we didn’t jump on it. After discussing it with the sellers, they were very kind and agreed to hold it for us until 4pm on Friday. Our biggest fear was that they would sell it to someone else when we were half way there.
We frantically threw some things into bags and went to sleep ready to get up early and drive the six and a half hour trip (really closer to eight hours with stops, eating, playing etc.)
We woke up at 4:30 AM put the kids in the car (still in PJs) and hit the road.
We stopped for lunch near Grand Junction Colorado and hit up a fantastic park to get some energy out.
I think it’s one of my goals to find all the cool parks in little towns and visit them all. I always notice playgrounds while I am driving around.
It occurred to me that this playground stage of life will be over before I know it and I will miss it. I am reminded often this these really are the days of the kids being so little and being together as a family so much. I know I will miss this stage and I am trying to soak it all in.
We got to Price Utah around 2 pm to take a look at the camper.
Luckily everything looked great so we purchased the camper while dreaming of all the adventures we will take in it!
We drove a bit back towards Colorado but first stopped at a playground I saw on google maps since the kids had been so good and patient while we were looking at the camper.
The playground had a castle theme and was so cute and fun!
After playing we grabbed dinner and drove back towards Colorado.
We saw the most beautiful moon rise I have seen in my life. The pictures can’t do it justice, the moon was huge.
We knew we didn’t want to drive all the home on Friday so we found a place to camp near Fruita Colorado called Rabbit Valley. It was fun to spend the night in our new camper!
It was so beautiful! If we ended up not buying the camper for some reason our plan was to just get a hotel room in Fruita for the night.
On Saturady morning, we drove the rest of the way home, I really wanted to be home to celebrate Halloween. We didn’t have big plans because of Covid but we did want the kids to get to wear their costumes and make the most of it.
We went trick-or-treating at Grandpa and Grandma’s house. They had some fun treats for the kids.
We watched Nightmare before Christmas.
We made mummy-dogs for dinner, we were going to make pumpkin soup as well but Cory and I weren’t feeling up to it so we had fruit salad instead and it hit the spot.
Then we set out a table with candy for trick-or-treaters. We decided to let the kids trick-or-treat as long as it was socially distanced.
Our neighborhood did an amazing job creating fun opportunities for the kids to still enjoy Halloween, while staying safe. I am so so thankful for our neighbors, they were so fun and creative and it was nice to see everyone even at a distance.
It was a wild whirlwind of a weekend but so worth it. Now the big decision of wether we head over to Moab before the winter weather keeps us at home!
Are you a camping person?
Any adventure planned this fall?