But, as the kids grew in number and size, we needed more room. So we began renting RVs. During the eighties, we rented a Class C which we used to tour the mid-atlantic states and a big Class A to tour 1,000 miles of California coastline and the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.
But, all the while, we kept dreaming of someday owning our own RV. Renting was just not the same as owning. Well, "stuff" happened and that dream kept being postponed — for nearly 44 years. I could use the excuse my father always relied on when questioned about why he put off buying something: "I'm just waiting for them to be perfected. THEN I'll buy one." Well, I won't argue about whether RVs have finally been perfected, but the wait has been long enough — we've finally bought an RV: a "2008 Cruiser RV Fun Finder X 189FBR."