Saturday, March 25, 2006
Ready for Steelhead!
Yesterday we stopped by the place where we rent RVs to check out their 31-foot model of Winnebago Outlook. Here is the floorplan! It's quite a behemoth, with a couch, dinette, shower, and two double beds! We took it for a test drive and I shot some photos.
Then we committed ourselves! We're renting it for 11 days in early August for the 1300-mile trip from Maryland to Michigan and back so that I can do the Steelhead half Ironman triathlon . . . er, that would be Whirlpool Steelhead 70.3 triathlon, more precisely, on August 5th. Also, that gives us a chance to take the girls camping and to visit for several days with Grandma, who lives nearby. It costs a fortune (about the equivalent of a luxury cruise for the whole family) but it gives us lots of advantages in traveling with two small unruly toddlers - namely a place to keep them confined for most of the day where their screaming will only bother us and nobody else!
Actually, it should be fun! Just as long as we don't accidentally take out a fuel pump by turning this supertanker a little too sharply! (We've decided to nickname her the Queen Mary 3).