You asked and here it is! A tour of our new home sweet rolling home. We aren't done yet, still moving in a week later. MAN, it is as much work as moving houses.
Oh wait, that's pretty much what we are doing. LOL!
You know, when we moved into the first RV, 3 plus years ago, from our country property in Kansas, we just guessed what we needed.
When we bought our bigger black and grey RV that very summer, we were up in Washington, so it ALL got transferred over again.
That means, just now, with 2 RV's parked side by side at our home sweet hub, we are able to really gut and PURGE the extra items that are unnecessary. The next layer of simplicity is emerging, but MAN IS IT MESSY!
And you have to find homes for everything AS YOU GO, because it determines where the next basket of household items lives........
We have 3 tables set up in the garage for things that do not yet have a home, or things that will be donated etc. Feels good!
We actually didn't get fully moved in before our maiden voyage to a class 3 hours away. I worked a day and well into the wee hours of the next morning and still didn't finish, but I at least had us ready for the weekend.
One of the things we do, when looking at an RV, is close up the slides and make sure we can still function going down the road. A lot of the new ones, it is too tight to walk, let alone have 5 people function back there going down the road.
That is because the majority of people buying these are a retired couple with no kids at home! :) It's all good, this one works great for us all closed up!
Boys hung out up front, resting and reading. Girls claimed the master for their reading time.
Dale says she drives like a DREAM! Technology has changed a lot in 11 years.
Once we pulled in and got set up, I had my first chance to take some photos of our new home! Come on in!
The living room is bright and cheery! We loved the oversized couch, the fireplace and all the cabinets for school books.
The kitchen has a slide out work station, and a dishwasher that we will use to store pots, because let's be honest, I bring my own 4 dishwashers. ;)
Slideshow of living room and kitchen:
The bathroom is a big part of why we loved this floorplan. It isn't the normal skinny hallway style bathroom, rather runs sideways, creating a large space and a great hallway for storage! Storage is EVERYTHING! :) We even used the tip out hamper as the chip and snack bin because we ran out of room in the kitchen. Hey, whatever works!!!!
Dale loved the huge shower.
I have to tell you a funny story really quick:
In our very cute, very little, first diesel RV, the one we moved into 3 and a half years ago, everything was small and darling. Even the shower.
Dale is 6'1" and easily 225# and the first time he showered, I about died laughing. His head and shoulders were GONE, literally, his head disappeared up into the big skylight, as he barely maneuvered his arms up there to shampoo his hair. And two distinct white butt cheeks were pressed flush against the door because there was literally NO ROOM for him. Poor guy! He used bath houses a lot back then. This one is nice and spacious!
I also liked that the toilet was alone in a room, because will, PU.
The master houses a King bed, and the washer dryer (behind the double doors), our family closet and drawers for clothing.
I am still needing to get a duvet cover, some pillows, couch pillows, rugs etc. but here it is for now.
This coach has heated floors, neat lighting features, and more bells and whistles then we have even figured out yet. Outside, there is a huge awning that covers the entire side of the coach, making a neat place to hang out in the evenings, lights line it for ambiance. It has an alarm, keyless entry and all kinds of neat features like roll out "basement" drawers for storage, and a deep freeze under there!
Our maiden voyage went off without a hitch, and we had so much fun with our friends the Ferchos, taught a class and business overview and celebrated Paxton's birthday while we were there!!!!
Paxton Clay is 8! For you 4 little Ferguson's readers....do you remember this chunky monkey little miracle?!
He sure is growing up!
Final summer hurrah at the lake before we start school next week......
Paxton wanted to make a birthday village. So we have a Pixton volcano, (he said Pixton sounds meaner than Paxton and volcanos are mean) Clay mountain and Ferguson's Castle with a moat around it, as well as Floss Pass.
Mena had a summer birthday too! We all got to celebrate together!
There is much left to be done and I am still moving us in, several days later. Trying to be careful and simple and picky about what we bring along.
I am feeling so so grateful to my Father in Heaven, for not only providing us with our dream RV, but orchestrating the details, the bargains, the fact that we were the first to go look at it (Before two others flew in on one way tickets within the next 2 days) because we "happened" to be home unexpectedly.
The fact that it is a higher end model than we were even searching for, with a better floor plan and low low miles?! I mean, serious! The LORD is in the DETAILS and I LOVE it.
Today, I am celebrating our new home sweet rolling home, and the whole time I am out there moving us in, I am just breathing prayers of thanksgiving for His goodness.
Talk to you again soon! Time to go....