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Friday, November 22, 2013

Introducing Rocky & Reba Redwood!

       A close friend recently told me that I need to start blogging....so after eleven months, here goes!

Neil and I have simply been hanging out in PA and working.  That is until the Hershey RV Show in September.  I kept saying that we were in a conundrum...not moving ahead on any of our new goals as full-timers. Well we certainly got things going.  We purchased a new 2014 Redwood RV at the show and it was delivered to us last Friday.
We are currently staying at Pinch Pond Family Campground in Manheim, PA.  They were nice enough to allow us to use the site next to us for the switch.  Arriving almost an hour early, we quickly got to the task of moving.  I had packed as much as possible in bags to help expedite the move.  We were fortunate enough to have our son, Scott, my sister and her husband, Mike & Terry, our good friend, Darlene and Neil's friend Bill to help us.  After approximately five hours we had managed to move everything over to the new RV!

Introducing Rocky & Reba Redwood!
I still can not believe that after several years of looking for a truck we found exactly what we wanted and in that perfect black color to match our new home!
I must say that they are a beautiful match!

Saying "Goodbye"  to our Jayco was a little bittersweet!  Purchased in 2005 (a 2003 model - only two years old), this RV was always good to us...especially in the last seventeen month living in her as full-timers.

So now the real work begins...finding a home for everything?  We somehow managed to clear off the bed and sleep in our new home that night.  Sofa and chairs were all piled high with stuff.  So when I woke up on Saturday morning, I found my tea and tea pot for a nice cup to start off my day.  Here is an interesting fact.  My tea bags have slogans or thoughts for you to reflect upon.  this was mine on that first morning…

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. 
(might need to work harder on the "travel light")

It has been several days now and I am feeling more organized than I did at first.  However, the biggest hurled was all the different size cabinets.  I guess I thought it would all be arranged similar to how I had organized our Jayco Designer.  Quickly, I realized that I needed to let that thought go!  Now things are coming together nicely, and I do say...we love our new home!  The lay out provides so much more open space.  I love the large island, so much counter space!  The fireplace is...well only off at night when we sleep!  Haven't tried the washer/dryer combo yet, waiting till Neil is home.

I will leave you with a promise to follow up with inside picture and an early Thanksgiving wish.  I truly know that Neil and I are truly blessed with such wonderful family and friends.  Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving.



11 comments:

  1. We could not be more thrilled for you! She's a beauty! Looking forward to the inside pictures.
    Wishing you and Neil a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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  2. WOO HOO...we are so happy for the two of you and really glad to hear from you via your blog again:o)) I think that thought for the day is wonderful. May have to borrow that one;o)) Can't wait to see the inside of your new home.

    Happy Thanksgiving and Best Wishes as you continue your full-time journey!!

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  3. Yay! We're so happy for you guys! She's beautiful, and the truck and RV are perfect for each other :-) Looking forward to more pictures of the inside. Can't wait to see it in person, too!

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  4. Wow, just a beautiful pair..Best of luck to you both with your new home! I love what the tea bag said..I am a tea drinker too..
    Hope to see you on the road somewhere~
    Arlene

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  5. Congratulations on your new home! The truck and RV make a great combo together... they both look great. Enjoy!!!

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  6. So excited for both of you. The truck and rv look great together. Can't wait to see the inside. We are going to be in Chiefland, FL for the winter. Hope to see you on the road.

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  7. I agree with everyone else. That's a mighty fine looking combo! Hope the transition wasn't too hard on Tater.
    Syl

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    1. Tater is loving it…ripen and tearing through the hall, kitchen and living room!

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  8. Glad the Redwood factory didn't burn down and you finally got your new home. Boy do we know the "fun" it is to swap out RVs, then for the next few months trying to remember where you put things! ;c)

    Best of luck with your new home!

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  9. So happy for you guys! She is absolutely beautiful!! Enjoy!

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