Friday, March 14, 2014
RV Life: Lessons Learned in Week 1
2. Regardless of which service provider you use, you won't have cell phone reception when you discover you're going the wrong way late at night and have no clue where you are (is that banjo music in the distance??)
3. UPS will deliver packages addressed to "Silver trailer at top of hill." Query whether that will work with pizza delivery...
4. You don't have to worry about stepping in dog poop when out on a morning run along a country road. You do, however, have to look out for bear poop.
5. A leaky RV roof is still better than an unheated, bathroomless tent.
6. No matter how handy you/your spouse may be, your local RV repair guy will soon become your best friend.
7. Go ahead and start your day by making a to-do list. At least then you'll know everything you WON'T get to that day.
8. Don't forget to turn off the water pump after filling the RV tank.
9. If a cat's head fits, the rest of the cat will follow.
10. When sharing an RV with cats, NEVER leave anything out to thaw, no matter how solidly frozen it is or how well-behaved you think the cats may be.
11. There is such a thing as one too many cats in an RV. Sometimes that number is one.
12. There's no such thing as having too many quarters on laundry day.
13. Speed limits and no-passing zones apparently don't apply to locals driving after dark on winding two-lane roads.
15. There will be rain. And mud. And dirt. And spiders. Deal with it. It's camping, after all.
16. There will also be glorious sunrises, majestic sunsets, velvet-black night skies strewn with millions of glittering diamond-like stars, and other breathtaking moments. Take the time to enjoy them.