Change of Plans
Sherwood Forest in Kissimmee Florida was technically our fifth stop on our Thousand Trails adventure. However we are not going to count this as part of our Thousand Trails Adventure as we did not spend much time at the camper to enjoy the campground. Now let me explain why. Kissimmee Florida is our home base. When you are so close to home you tend to venture to your house, because there is always something to do. At least I do. But this trip we actually had to be home because we did something crazy. This crazy thing was planned for a few more years in our future, but we took the leap a lot sooner than expected. Bare with me as I give you the story behind it all.
One Friday Morning we woke up in our 2021 Jayco Redhawk Class C RV parked at Lake Magic (April 2, 2021). Our plans for the day, even though there was some overcast, was to check out Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. We drove all the way there to find out it was closed. Now what should we do? My husbands idea, go look at campers. Why? Because him and his parents have been talking about Class A RV’s.
With a little resistance, I say “FINE, but we are just LOOKING”. I emphasized, “JUST LOOKING”. After a few minutes we arrive at Giant Recreation World in Winter Haven, Florida. It’s fun looking at campers, looking at the layout and dream. We went into the first Class A we see, I think it was a Coachman, it was an okay set up. Then we step into the second Class A, a 2021 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. AAAAAHHHHH! The gates to my camping heaven opened, with singing angels and all. This rig had almost everything I could want in an RV and more. Bet you can’t guess what happened next?
Yep, we spoke to the salesman and made an offer. Yes, we are crazy. After a long wait of going back and forth, and putting down a deposit, we had to head home and get all the paperwork together to get the ball rolling. Oh, and clean out our Jayco, just in case we got the new rig. The next few days of getting all the paperwork rounded up, and waiting, playing email tag and all that good stuff was excruciating. No sleep for this lady. I personally was on edge the whole time. I don’t do good on the waiting game. There was a lot of finger biting too.
After several long days of paperwork, and packing, moving stuff into my van, we finally got the call. We were approved! YAY! April 7th we dropped our 2021 Jayco Redhawk off, did the walk through of our new home and signed our life away. There goes the savings account and now we have a mortgage. A mortgage on wheels. Even though it is scary, we are super excited for our adventure and hope to see you on the road.