The Maiden Voyage

Long days

Many nights

Most weekends

Since July, the RV, the Camper, the 5th Wheeler- whatever it’s called has been our focus.

Today, Thursday, November 4th we take it out for the first time. We are not camping newbies, but we have never been “in charge” of it all.

As a child, my folks would pack us up and we would go for weeks at a time to far off places. We had families we camped with and since my brother is 10 years older than I am, most years I was an only child. The other family had two girls around my same age and did we ever have adventures. During the teen years, I was a super brat and did not enjoy being drug off every summer away from friends. At the time, I didn’t realize what fun adventures, sweet family time and all the things I would miss as an older adult.

I want those times with my grandchildren and even my big kids.

Yes, some of us live together

Yes, I spend a lot of quality time already with them

Yes, I know all that.

But it’s different. It’s time away from all the things we HAVE to do. It’s experiencing new things through their eyes.

It’s just different and it’s one of the many reasons we purchased the RV.

Last week, one of the kids was sick. Nasty snotty nose and cough.

While this wasn’t the sick one, last week was “all hands in deck” while Mommy took care of the sick one.

In a household such as ours, it’s impossible to “stay away” from dirty noses, coughing in your face, wiping things on you…….little kids.

Last night I had a tickle in my throat.

I’m probably just tired from Halloween, working most evening, yadda, yadda, yadda.

I said to Steve,” I’m not feeling great tonight, so I’m going to head to bed early and try to get some extra rest.”

4:30AM – my eyes pop open. My throat is super sore, my nose is half runny and half stopped up.


Roll over Charma

Go back to sleep, it’s a big day

5:00 AM – forget it

Just get up


Start the 4 loads of laundry you need to do this morning

Make a list of things you CANNOT forget

Cold medicine – go get some

We ARE going camping today and a cold is not going to stop me

Tomorrow is 100% chance of rain and you know what?

I’m not at all disappointed

We rarely stop to rest and if we are stuck in the beautiful, newly renovated RV with food to eat, blankets to wrap in and movies to watch… will be a good day.

It’s Thursday y’all and the weekend is quickly approaching. Have a fantastic day.

I’m heading to the store for cold medicine (NOT drowsy!!) and some tissues.

I’ll be here for a couple of days 💙💙💙

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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