Part ONE: As The 'Lazydays' Turns - Tuesday - March 27, 2012
WARNING – WARNING – WARNING
This Post is PHOTO INTENSIVE!!!
Well, today marks the end of our first week here at Lazydays. We have been treated like royalty since we’ve arrived. You won’t hear any complaints from us. Heck… they provide us with a personal service coordinator, 3 meals a day, mixed drinks and wine, a heated swimming pool and a free site while we are here. How good is that?!?!?!
We have been sleeping in the Journey for a few days now so we are getting better adjusted to how things work. It took Nancy and I about 3 days to get our things moved in. We put down shelf liner and then tried to do one box at a time.
Nancy worked on the inside and I worked on the outside. I know this stuff will be rearranged another hundred times or so, but it had to be loaded by Sunday. Why?? On Monday morning, they took the Journey to the service bays to get a tire pressure monitoring system installed. They returned the Journey to our site about dinnertime. This morning they came to get her again.
Today was the punch list day. They are keeping her overnight so they can start again first thing tomorrow. We will be sleeping in her again tonight… just this time we will be in the service bay ;o)) Tomorrow when they finish the punch list, she will be going to the paint shop and will probably be staying overnight in that bay as well.
Everything is moving forward and getting done so we will be ready to leave here and head back to SC on Friday the 30th. Of course, Nancy has been taking photos, but we’ve been a little slack in writing our blog. Forgive us, we’ve been a little busy!!
OK, here we go!! More photos than you may ever want to see. Many people have asked us how in the world you fit everything from your “house” life into a motorhome. First step is to eliminate all but what is really important and/or absolutely necessary. What is left either fits or gets eliminated. Here is our home and what she is carrying.
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Front of Journey at night
We brought the lighthouses with us. Doesn't it look like she has eyes;o)) If you open her mouth, you'll find the 8000 watt generator and an air compressor.
Outside Bays on the Driver's side - Front to Back
Bay 1 - Breakers
Bay 2 - Storage
Bay 3 - Water & Sewer Controls
Bay 4 - Storage
Bay 5 - Power Cord, Invertor
Bay 6 - Batteries
Back of the Journey
Open the back to find a REALLY BIG radiator!!
Outside Bays on the Passenger's side - Front to Back
Entry with Awning and Screened Door
Bay 2 - Storage Bay 1 - Propane Connections
Bay 3 - Storage
Outside Entertainment Center - Opened and Closed
Bay 4 - Storage
Bay 5 - Storage
Bay 6 - DEF System and Storage
DEF stands for Diesel Emission Fluid. It is a system that must be installed on large diesel engines starting in 2011 to eliminate pollution. Right behind the DEF system you can see a part of the BIG RED ENGINE which powers our motorhome down the highway!!
Gave up on Livewriter and I am about to throw in the towel on blogger;o(( Managed to get the outside done so I will post it NOW!! Hopefully, I can get the inside done without as many issues.
We have been best friends for over 55 years, married over 40. Bill is the writer and Nancy is the photographer. We make a great team and together, we enjoy the adventures of travel. Our dream to be full-time RVers was rekindled in April, 2010 when we attended an RV-Dreams Rally. On Mar 20, 2012, we moved into "BABY", our Winnebago Journey Motorhome. Join us as we try to live our dream....