What I’ve Learned….

Three more hours and I will be home from my second trip in the Flying Eddie (our new — old RV)
I have learned much from the first two official RV trips.
(The three times we picked up friends in their homes and drove to Meijer parking lot and ate snacks and played cards for the evening doesn’t count. I did find it fun to pull up to someone’s house in a nice neighborhood and lay on the horn– quite fun!)

What I’ve Learned:
1. When your RV is still winterized and you can’t use its bathroom, a red solo cup works just fine. It works as fine as it does when you are asked to pee in a cup at the doctor’s office.

2. If you choose to pee in the woods instead, note that there is not much privacy in the winter. Just wave at the car that drives by you mid-pee.

3. There is a white line on the right side of the highway called a fog line. Apparently, if you sway over it too many times, policemen don’t like that. Could be that just gives them an excuse to make sure you are not drug lords pretending to be a happy camping family?

4. If you leave your dog alone in your RV while you go out, put away all food, or she will climb on the table to get to all of the pop tarts.

5. Road barriers come up very fast and it’s hard to swerve a large RV out of their way. But the RV can handle them. They are small.

6. Most of all, I learned that slowing down and beating your husband at scrabble with a lakeside view is just what is needed to rejuvenate for a busy week.

Almost home.



Author: parkinsons95

I used to be a stay in the lines, go with the flow, don't make waves kind of person. I have changed. Parkinson's is one of the many cards dealt to one in life that can shift the mind set. I am now a find the line and push beyond it, swim against the flow, and waves? I will splash and make as much joyful noise as I can, while I can, fearlessly. Brave.

6 thoughts on “What I’ve Learned….”

  1. A but more expensive solution to the red solo cup is to flush with RV Antifreeze.. That way you still stay winterized but can use the toilet..but i would dump the tanks before putting the RV away for longer times.

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    1. Now I’ve really learned something. While I have your attention, we are literally at a rest stop about 7 miles from a gas station with a tire that blew its tread. We have a spare. Any words of wisdom?


      1. Ouch, glad you are ok and the blow out didnt end badly. Does your insurrance offer road side assistance?
        We dont even have a spare nor the equipment to change a tire in our rig. I would call road side assistance to change it for you.


      2. good job, which tire was blown out ? I might be able to change the outside ones if I woul dhave a ajck but the inner dualie I would have no clue.. I guess I should look that up just to be prepared


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