So, after a Year plus of looking, researching, comparing, pricing, shopping, reading blogs, reviews, visiting RV Dealers and RV Shows, and generally obsessing, I finally made the leap to buy a new “RV”. I was intrigued when I first saw the new front wheel drive RAM Promaster. I knew immediately it would make a great Van to “convert” into a camper due to its interior stand up height, relatively low exterior height, and straight up walls. I was completely in love after driving it. The Promaster drives as much like a car as a box this big can be expected to drive. So to make a long story short, I finally convinced Jennifer how badly we “needed” this Van as an upgrade to our Old Dodge…
Here we are Dining on our first meal in the Walmart parking lot.
We then headed up the mountain to Petit Jean State Park (which was ridiculously crowded because we weren’t the ONLY ones that figured out that 68 degrees and sunny was a beautiful way to end January!
But even with the crowds, it was a awesome place, and it’s a great State Park.
Cedar Falls. Click on the picture to zoom in and see the size of the people.
There’s Jennifer and Aly. Jennifer tried to convince Aly to climb the “trail” up and behind the waterfall, but she couldn’t work up the courage…
When she finally did, she ended up on the wrong side of the creek. Somehow -I- ended up getting wet, trying to help her back across. 🙂
She ended up walking downstream till she found this tree to use as a bridge. She’s a pretty resourceful, independent kid… but -I- ended up with the wet foot…
We successfully got back up the mountain to the Van, and Jennifer made some beef stroganoff for Dinner. We made a fire, played Uno, and showered at the campground with NO hot water…
Sunday, we had great french press coffee in the morning while Jennifer braided Aly’s hair..
We took another great Hike; on Seven Hollows Trail and saw some more great sites..
On the way out we stopped at Petit Jeans Grave and learned about her legend and some other history of this beautiful place.
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Pictured is a view of the Arkansas River from her gravesite.
This is what it’s all about.
Life is good. very good. 🙂