Only 5 weeks to go until we expect our little one to arrive on the scene! If you have been following my blog, you’ll know that I haven’t posted for 9 weeks. Well, life gets busy sometimes … but I’m back! In the last 9 weeks we moved houses (still living in San Carlos), bought a motorhome, and visited friends and family (and had 3 baby showers) during a 5 week road trip around the western U.S.
Being pregnant and traveling in a car would not have been nearly as comfortable. I love the motorhome! I could get up at any moment to get a snack, use the restroom, change clothes, get a book, or whatever I wanted. What a great way to travel!
We decided to get an older RV and tow our Honda CR-V behind. The motorhome is a 1990 37′ long diesel Monaco Crown Royale, has a 9K diesel Kohler generator, air bag suspension, air brakes, a jake brake, air leveling, bus style storage bins underneath, and tons of interior storage. It has a bedroom in the back with a queen bed, two closets, and plenty of storage cabinets and drawers; a large bathroom (bigger than our current house) with a corner shower, toilet, sink, and room to put in a washer/dryer unit; a kitchen with a 4-burner stove, a convection oven/microwave, a built in blender, a large sink, a refrigerator/freezer, and an extra small freezer; a living/dining area with a jacknife couch and a stowaway table with leaves; and two amazingly comfy, plush captain’s chairs to enjoy the views from. Our RV retailed for $290,000 in 1990 brand new – and we got it for a steal!
We’re planning to enjoy summers in the U.S. (to get away from the heat and humidity here) and the RV gives us a way to take our home with us, especially with kids coming on board.
So, here we are, back in San Carlos, enjoying the sailboat again and getting ourselves situated in our new home.
Living here allows us to travel and enjoy a mobile lifestyle – the whole reason we moved to Mexico! Eventually, we want to sail off into the sunset (so to speak) and visit other areas of the world. But for now, we’re happy to enjoy land travel and gain better sailing skills.
And of course, the random horses wandering by in the afternoon, nibbling on grass wherever they can. Yes, we love San Carlos!