We are thankful we have made these weekend trips before going full time in the RV.
Lesson #1: A waterproof pad is good on any bed. We have experienced and survived the nighttime vomiting that never ceases to escape us in our travels.
Lesson #2: Upgrading to AAA RV Plus was a brilliant idea. Just as K and I were reveling in the perceived fact that we would be arriving home in time to not only unpack the camper but get a good night sleep before IOWA testing began on Monday morning, the black smoke puffed from our rear. We pulled over to see a shredded tire and dripping grey and black water tanks (ewww!). A kind gentleman pulled over immediately and stayed with us for the remaining four hours as wildflowers were collected, stories were told, troopers were hailed, the sun set, the temperatures dropped, constellations were found, and the tire was, at last, changed.
Lesson #3: Be careful what back country road you turn down. Who would have thought that a cul-de-sac would have a row of mailboxes in the middle of the road? Racing home to meet the pizza delivery at 11 p.m. we found that road. K and S teamed together to navigate the turns without taking out a single mailbox or tree!