Time for me to learn to drive this rig.
|Trail at Squaw Creek park|
Yesterday we moved back to Morgan Creek park (about a 15 mile drive) and I drove the rig! We have always said that I needed to start doing this but I never seem to do it. The first year I think John just felt he needed to get proficient at all the driving & parking things before he had me do it and then we just got lazy. It was just easier for him to do it. Recently friends of our that we met in Tucson, John and Terri had a very harrowing experience that reminded us why we both need to be able to drive this rig. John they think had a seizure while driving, luckily not towing but still it is amazing that they survived it. What this meant is that now Terri had to do the driving back to their former home town Sacramento and like me she had not done much driving. She did great and they are now coming off the road and starting a new phase of life. All of John's test look good so far and we wish him the best and hope that it was just a one time isolated incidence. (here is the link so you can read their story: The Slow Lane)
Their story just drove home the message that I need to do some of the driving so that if something happened to my John that I could get us where we are going. So yesterday I started that journey. The only thing I didn't do was back into the hitch. I tried but something didn't latch so I pulled out and let John do that part. I have to say that makes me the most nervous because it looks like you are going to hit the rig. I'll try that again next time. I did do the rest, drove is to the dump station, to Morgan Creek and with a lot of help from John got the rig parked (back in site). All I could think when we finally were set up is , "I need a beer!" So I had one, relaxed and I'm ready to do it again. I think we will try to share some of the driving duties more from now on.
Hope all is week with everyone out there in blogland. I haven't been on the computer much lately but I try to check in on everyone when I do. The wedding is fast approaching and we are trying to get last minute things done. I'm looking forward to the wedding but John and I are also looking forward to getting back on the road. We are also looking at work camping opportunities for both this winter and next summer. Just put an app in on volunteer.gov for the Apostle Islands for next summer and we put one in for this winter for the Oregon state parks. Hope something materializes.