Saturday, July 3, 2021

Home - Sweet - Home

 8,152 miles

73 days

22 States

6 National Parks or Memorials

and

2 RVs!

We are home!


As much as we loved the Airstream Atlas (on the left), the layout just didn't work for us. The Atlas ("Tommie") has a sofa with a Murphy bed that comes down over it, and 2 Captain's chairs. It has a beautiful bathroom with a gorgeous corner shower. The kitchen is minuscule, but if entertainment is your thing, it has a 40" TV that rises up from a cabinet across from the sofa. If you want to eat at a table you have two options. You can put a temporary table on a pedestal in front of the sofa, or between the Captain's chairs. Where this all fell apart for us was when one of us wasn't feeling great, or one of us was tired, or one of us wanted to sleep in. The other person had no choice but to sit in one of the Captain's chairs, with knees practically digging into the mattress, unless the weather/insects permitted  the person to sit outside.
So, the Mister, being who he is, began researching alternatives. We considered Tiffin Wayfarers and Winnebago Views or Navions. He found a Winnebago Navion (on the right in the picture) in Dayton, OH - and put a deposit on it, sight unseen!! This motorhome has a sofa with a Murphy bed over it, AND a dinette, where one of us could sit if the other wanted to sleep, or sleep in. The bath was smaller, the kitchen was larger, and the dogs had more floor space. So, we turned our wheels toward Dayton, and arrived at the dealer. The dogs were in 7th Heaven. They were invited indoors while we were introduced to the new Navion. Several of the folks in the main showroom/office had plentiful dog treats - Gypsy, especially, was in love! A few hours later we were on our way with "his" and "hers" RVs! 
I drove "Tommie". The Mister drove the Navion, and without really pushing ourselves, we made it home. 
Next week "Tommie" goes into the dealer for some warranty work. Once that is completed Tommie will be on the market. It's a great motor home... but just a bit small for us. 


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Home - Sweet - Home

  8,152 miles 73 days 22 States 6 National Parks or Memorials and 2 RVs! We are home! As much as we loved the Airstream Atlas (on the left),...