When this blog was ‘born’ almost six years ago, coming up with a name was an easy one..after reading many blogs we realized that our ‘RV’ needed a name..
Doug’s nickname being ‘Bigdawg’..we just needed another name to add to it..so being ‘dog lovers’ we searched the internet looking for a ‘dog name’ that ‘flowed’..and
‘Bigdawg and Freeway’ was born..
No matter what RV we have had over the past few years we never strayed from this name..it was our ‘identity’ no matter what we were ‘camping in’..
So if you have been following along through all the trials and tribulations that is our life..we want to say thank you….
Fast forward to this year..and there is a new ‘Bigdawg and Freeway’..
We have gone from this..
sometimes it takes a while to finally get things ‘right’..and for us this is ‘perfection’..it works..and it fits…
Yes, we had a Cougar travel trailer before, but it was a smaller one…this one is 27 feet long and fits us to a ‘tee’..
..it was time to release it from it’s ‘pink antifreeze’ hibernation, in the hopes that it survived the –23 degree weather over the past few months..
Friday afternoon couldn’t come fast enough..
Doug is off work at 1:30 and he picked me up at the hospital and by 2:00 we were heading east towards Keremeos..the Hope Princeton Highway was snowy..
but before long the blue sky appeared..
…water tank filled, furnace on..lines were flushed..water heater turned on..and then the unloading began!
..in no time at all things were unpacked and we were settled in..
our mascots are perched on the back of the sofa, with their buddy, Bart..(yes, the adventures of Bart will continue this year)
..as you can see, my love of the colour orange continues.
..now the weekend fun can begin!!
Saturday morning sunrise..
I baked a cake in the oven..oh, sure it came out of box..but it was a cake still the same..
Butter Pecan with Cream Cheese icing..our contribution to Saturday night dinner..
..Saturday afternoon it started to snow?..
..we were tucked in nice and warm..reading, knitting and napping..
the day went by very quickly and before we knew it, Sunday was here..
I made breakfast for Doug, myself and Ron and Karen..
French Toast and sausages..
..after the food was all gone..we began the packing up process..the laundry, and the few food items..and then we emptied the tanks..and refilled the water…
within an hour we were ready to hit the road..
We said ‘so long’ to the residents of the ‘big white house’ and said thanks for looking after the ‘little white box’..
See you all at Easter…
and we were heading west back towards home by 11:00..
one quick stop in Hope for gas..for our American readers that is $4.96 a gallon..and that is a ‘deal’ here in B.C..
so as our first ‘weekend’ away draws to a close..and the ‘hounds have been released from their winter hibernation’ we hope that you will all enjoy riding along with the new ‘Bigdawg and Freeway’ in 2014!!