A few days off, but not off Monday will be off Thrusday! I am working toward a goal--yes I have plan and a goal!! My goal is to work until I can be financially independent (notice I didnt say well off) Thats at least 4 yrs from now...so WHY not get a head start?
There are LOTS of adventures on my bucket list. For now I have to work...so I recently purchased this which although it will use more gas than my Blazer I can sleep in it so that saves in the long run....and there is room to travel with a friend and both my dogs!! Its a Dodge Ram Van 1500- 8 cylinder 5.2 litre its a 2001 model and its been taken very good care of for the most part--
It needs some TLC as most used vehicles do..like the windshield has a crack and the brakes need to be serviced...and the carpet needs to be cleaned or maybe replaced (I can do that myself) the previous owner was a SMOKER YUK so gotta fumigate it....once its ready its going to be fine for my plans I HOPE--I also plan to add (at some point ) a small (possibly vintage camp trailer) to the "Locomotive" for those trips when I plan to take more time--such as an entire summer.
So a peek in my plan. I call my "dream life" DixxeLand, so this is the
Dixxeland Express and that will be the name of my Camper too when I find it!!
This is the 2 rear passenger seats which can be removed when I want...
and this is the bench seat that folds down into a single bed.
All the windows have some really great blinds that raise and lower for privacy
it has a TV and VCR in the back and rear AC- Of course when I take it camping I would bring along a fan to keep me cool at night.
I want to be very mobile and not have any size restrictions so this should be the ticket...and when I plan a trip of a week or less the van is great for a campground situation like when I get back to my waterfall hikes... or for Boondocking too-When I desire! A campground with a picnic table and some electric hook ups possibly a tent or awning would be nice too!
Ive ordered this really cool personalized plate for the front bumper in SC we dont have to have front Bumper plates so we get to be creative!
ITS been shipped So ill take a photo of it when it arrives--
I have some great ideas for making a portable kitchen -- all one needs is a small fridge or electric cooler, a hot plate, a coffee maker, and MAYBE a small Microwave--A small Ultra Lite utility trailer may also be in my future to carry all my Camp Stuff- until I get the camper.....
When Mom wants to travel with me its roomy enough for her Yugo walker and the dogs and we can do a motel room on those occassions! I think it will fit my needs perfectly. IT may be a while before I get in a trip since my Boss said
"When do you think you're getting time off to travel? ;=0(
... check out my countdown clock at the bottom of my blog page---its been there for a while now and when I first put it up I started it at 1558 days....now look at it--TIME FLIES IM TELLIN' YA! IM SO PSYCHED!!!