Leaving Lake Tahoe

Sadly, it’s time to leave Lake Tahoe.  It’s sad because it’s a beautiful place with lots of nice outdoor activities and sad to be leaving our friends.  On the other had, we have an extended trip planned in our motorhome and are somewhat anxious to get on with that.

Round Hill Beach

Round Hill Beach

We have had the motorhome stored at Comstock Country RV in Carson City.  Since we want to stock up our food supply before taking off, conveniently Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Costco are located next door.  We have arranged to move to one of the RV spaces with hookups for the night so we can get the refrigerator cooled off and do our shopping the next morning before heading north.

Next stop, Eagle Lake, one hour north of Susanville, CA.

Practice Outing–Lake Elsinore

Before taking any extensive trip in our motorhome we needed to have a practice outing in order to make sure we had the essential items we needed and to develop some familiarity with the operation of the various motorhome systems and functions.  For this practice outing we chose Lake Elsinore (photos) as our destination.

Our spot in Lake Elsinore

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On To The Next Phase

We have talked for some time about taking some time for an RV travel phase to allow us to see more of the US at a leisurely pace.  We almost took the plunge about a year and a half ago and when we got back to the US in March, we decided that now is the time.

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So we have completed the purchase of a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer, Model 30A.  We have been looking at somewhat larger motorhomes and had thought we would want something in the 33 or 34 foot range.  But we were impressed with the floor plan of this 31 foot model.  It has a “living room” slide on the driver’s side and a very large slide on the passenger’s side that enlarges both the kitchen and bedroom.  This gives it a much bigger feeling than you might expect for its length.

Over the next few weeks we will be getting the tow equipment installed that will allow us to take our Honda CR-V along with us and acquiring some of the items we need to provide storage organization and for making it our home.  We are also planning some nearby practice outings to build our experience and confidence before we venture out on any long term trips.

We’re looking forward to this new travel phase and the variety of experiences it will bring.