Due to work commitments and general everyday life (we are not in the fortunate position to be able to drop everything and disappear off in the motor home) the long weekend is the Accordo 120’s first proper trip out.
My wife and I had great plans for the weekend and thought we had everything sorted. Yep, we were going to take our time getting the motor home packed up over the week, have a half day Friday and then take a slow drive to the campsite in Lincoln (some three hours away) leaving plenty of time to set everything up and get the awning up (something which we have not done before). That was the plan but everything has gone horribly wrong.
This week has been absolutely manic and it isn’t over yet. Over this week we have had to sort out part exchanging one car and buying another, sorting out a few bits and pieces for the motor home and getting some fishing gear/bait for the weekend, attending a dental appointment….. and also having to do the regular day job. Getting the motor home ready has taken a back seat and I really am struggling to find time to get it sorted before Friday, as tomorrow night (i.e. Thursday) I have to go and take the bunny to the babysitter and set him up there.
To make things worse, my boss has decided that I can no longer take Friday afternoon off work because a client wants me to go and carry out some audit testing. Even though I booked the time off a couple of weeks back my boss has conveniently forgotten and told the client I would be there, and since there is no one else in the office who deals with the client I have to go. To say I am not impressed is a total understatement!
Friday evening is going to be one manic rush to get the motorhome ready, get everything in it, load the bikes, fill the tanks and then drive to the campsite before they lock the gate. Even if we manage to get to the campsite before the curfew there is no way we will get time to get the awning up and pegged down in daylight. Hmmmmm………………………..
This is not the start we wanted to the weekend or our first motorhome experience at all – this is a real baptism of fire, which is going to be very stressful. With such little time to sort everything out I know for a fact we are going to forget something – I just hope it isn’t anything too important!
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A total motor home newbie with a six year camping background in a folding camper. A keen blogger sharing my experience of researching, choosing, buying and owning a motor home. and every thing that goes with it.
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