Walt Disney World (Our First Long Trip) Part 3

Today we are doing something we have never done before at Disney World.  We are going to Mickey’s Merry Christmas Party.  We are all very excited and really look forward to seeing all the Christmas decorations at the Magic Kingdom.  The Christmas party is a special ticketed event that occurs after the normal day guests leave.  The party begins at 7pm and continues until 12am.  You can however enter the park as early as 4pm to really maximize you time.  Continue Reading →

Walt Disney World (Our First Long Trip) Part 1

We decided to end the year with a big RV trip.  This would be the longest trip we will have made and will test us and the RV.  One of our favorite destinations is Walt Disney World, we have visited almost 10 times in the last 10 years.  We have stayed in the Disney campgrounds once before using a rented 5th wheel.  We enjoyed that trip and were looking forward to another fun Disney trip. Continue Reading →

Fort Boonesborough State Park

This weekend we decided to try Fort Boonesborough State Park.  This campground is open all year long so it might be someplace we visit often during the off season of camping.  The drive to the campground was very nice, the air pressure alarm never went off.  The drive was really expressway, and then a large two lane road all very easy to drive. Continue Reading →

Cave Creek Campground

cave_creek We were looking for a new campground to visit for a weekend and I was having a hard time finding one, so my wife took over the search.  She found Cave Creek Campground which is on the Kentucky River.  The campground was about one and a half hours from our house, which is a doable drive after work on Friday.  Continue Reading →

Nolin River Lake

Nolin Lake State Park We decided to try Nolin Lake out for a weekend.  The campground was well reviewed and very difficult to get a reservation.  We were finally were able to get a reservation for Oct 2-4th.  We were leaving right after work and the drive was roughly 1.5 hours.  We had done most of the packing the night before and had to grab the last minute items and put them in the RV.  Continue Reading →

General Butler State Park

General Butler State ParkWe decided our second trip would be to General Butler State Park.  This park is about 1hour from our house which would give me a little more experience driving the RV.  The park also has a lot of shade and full hookups.  When I made the reservation I ended up getting the one handicap site they have.  The site was a concrete pad instead of asphalt and around 64ft long.  It is well shaded and near a bathhouse if we need it. Continue Reading →

Our First Trip in the RV – Part Two

We woke up the next morning very cold.  The front A/C did a good job cooling the RV off overnight.  The kids noticed there was water leaking out of the RV from the water fill spout.  I looked and the fresh water tank was full, even though we weren’t trying to fill it.  I figured out how to drain the tank and decided to watch it going forward.  The cool air in the RV didn’t last long and we were quickly getting overheated again.  We decided to go out to lunch and stop by the house for some more fans.  We enjoyed lunch mostly because the pizza place was air conditioned.  We stopped by the house and got two more fans, we enjoyed the air conditioning at home and pet the cats for a little while before heading back.  On our way back we decided to drive around the campground and if we found a more shaded site we might switch.  There wasn’t a better spot so we stayed where we were. Continue Reading →

Our First Trip in the RV – Part One

This weekend we are traveling to Taylorsville Lake for two nights.  This will allow us to figure out the RV and really test the different systems.  Taylorsville Lake is not too far from our house so if necessary we could easily travel back home.  We left Sunday afternoon around 1:30pm, we needed to stop at a fueling station to fill up the RV.  Since the RV is a diesel, I found a station where pulling in and out should be easy.  There aren’t any tight turns, and the pumps face North to South allowing easy access. Continue Reading →

The ride home from the dealer

This was my first time really driving an RV, while I drove it on the test drive we were going to travel around 300 miles back home.  I was certainly nervous and hoped everything would go alright.  I intended to take my time and not rush.  This is also the first time my daughter would be driving this far, as she would be following in our van.  We were supposed to leave around 10am it was now 3:30pm.  We wouldn’t arrive home until after 9pm at best. Continue Reading →