You get the idea …
Lakeside Homes? Family-size Motor Homes? All the ingredients are there but somehow, are these really all that’s needed for a family vacation?
It takes a full two days to drive from Colorado to Minnesota in a motor home, and we were a tad nervous how the trip would go with a baby that’s just 2 months old. It turned out our granddaughter is a great traveler, sitting in her little car seat, sleeping most of the time, and in general looking happy about the adventure.
Never question the driver!
Well, perhaps this one time, we should have … We arrived after dark, and proceeded toward the cabin on a winding, unpaved road.
The next morning we realized we had pulled up right by the lake – and we had no idea how we would ever back the motor home out of there!
As we killed millions of insects on our way to Minnesota the picture here taken through the RV’s front window, is a tad blurry.You can see the boat, though, and the boat was a major attraction!
Captain Erich took us for a spin on the lake – the day was sunny, the boat was fast, family was happy!
Guman (grandfather in Aboriginal language) Richard proceeded to set up an office in the motor home, or more appropriately our office away from our office – now that the children had moved into the cabin to spend time with the Minnesota Grandparents we needed to do some work.
One of the first considerations whenever we travel is to figure out just how to keep working, since being consultants, companies do not pay us to vacation. So it’s become routine for us to work in vacation time around business trips – and this adventure with the family couldn’t be an exception. Both, AT&T and Verizon data cards were set up (yes, our time spent with fault tolerant computers still influence much of what we do), laptops deployed, we were in business!
After spending a couple of days by the lake, we then drove the Motor Home to Minneapolis as the children wanted to spend some time with the rest of the Minnesota clan. Well, it wasn’t that simple – first we had to back the motor home from its cozy location on the lake shore. I don’t want to relive that, so no further details will be provided – suffice it to say, Richard managed to do it in several little steps, and the RV wasn’t even scratched!
Should we do this again?