Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Why we went out west....

Our trip out west was unexpected. Miss Mary Ann is the only child that traveled out west with us. The first leg of our journey started at 4:00AM on Friday, where Mary Ann took her first airplane ride. She never made a peep the whole 5 hours, we were so thankful!


Mary Ann on the plane.


We flew to Arizona to pick up this.....

RV! For the past few years our family has wanted to purchase a RV. Then a couple of years ago we rented a RV and took a winter trip up north. Since our return we have all continued to talk about and pray about one day purchasing a RV. Arthur began doing his homework on what RV would best suit our families needs. After looking and looking and looking Arthur happened upon this RV. Yet, at the moment we didn't know we were going to purchase it. This RV was everything we had been looking for and "more", and the best part was it was in our price range! See we have for years included our children in saving for vacations. Well when purchasing this RV it wasn't something Arthur and I did, it was a family purchase. As a team we work our family business, and as a team we save money. That is why we drove back so quickly from our trip out west, the other share holders of the RV were excited to see our investment:)


Mary Ann enjoying the ride.....


We drove down lots of open road....


Stopped at a few rest areas to eat lunch.....


And took in some amazing scenery....


Mary Ann had naps on the couch.....


Where she slept like an angel....


We are thankful to have made it home safe and sound.

Last Wednesday we took a evening trip to celebrate with the children. We drove 20 miles to our favorite Cracker Barrel restaurant for dinner.

Now we are looking at the calender to plan a trip, to visit with friends and see America and Canada!

15 comments:

Lynda said...

WONDERFUL investment and idea!!! How very convenient to have a home away from home! Was it difficult to drive? One friend told me there is not much clearance on either side. I pray many, many years of pleasure with this bus that will tour America.

Deb said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful family travel RV!!! You will make some great memories! I was wondering why the quick trip out west. :)

Mendi... said...

So exciting! So VERY exciting... AND what a great way to work as a family to accomplish such a neat and amazing goal! :o)

Amanda said...

I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you all will really enjoy using it. ;)

Laura said...

How exciting!!! What a rewarding purchase for all of you after saving up together for it. Joshua is going to be so excited when I show him your post. He's been talking about renting an RV and going on a trip for months now. He will be so excited for William in particular. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great purchase. You will be able to go so many places with such an investment. Happy trails!

Victoria

The Pauls' Family said...

Can't wait to see it in real....Ok....actually...can't wait to see the people that will be riding in it in real :) So happy for you all!

mommyx12 said...

That is so fun. I know you will have all kinds of fun with it. Camping and traveling with our families is so awesome. My favorite thing to do.

The Kautts said...

Oh yes! Y'all will have to come see us! :)

Blessings,
The Kautts

www.texasskies.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Congratulations on a wonderful purchase! Chuck and I have looked at RV's. It would be a dream to travel in one! I look forward to all your road trip pictures! Have fun!!

Lisa said...

Trying not to covet!!! :) I've wanted an RV for some time now, too. So happy for you all! It looks beautiful! Many years of save travel for you all!
Blessings,
Lisa

Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

We are so excited for you guys! And that we might be able to see you soon!!

Beautifully Veiled said...

I think your next trip needs to be down Dalton Pike for a practice run at the farm! Fishing, canoeing, pony rides....REAL ice cream! Sounds great to me!!!
LOVE IT!!! So happy for ya'll!
Linda

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

A true blessing from God that He gave you what you wanted and MORE!!! He is ever so good to His children!
Can't wait to see all of the memories you make with them! I am sure one of your first stops will be with your friends The Pauls in Canada!

Amy said...

Looks like some more fun times ahead!!! Let me know if you come our way. Cant believe we came so close to you but didn't get to meet in person:(