Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I Love It When We're Cruising Together

Riding past the town of Gross Proud and seeing signs for the Hungry Mother State Park were just a few noteworthy points about our RV trip to the Cecil Family Fish Fry Reunion Hoedown Hootenanny Shindig. There was also the false start when the engine in our rented Cruise America motor-home was seemingly on fire and started smoking, filling up the cabin and leaving a trail behind us on Route 66. Gigi yelled, "It smells like bacon" as we evacuated. On most road trips, parents are bombarded by the usual, "How much longer until we get there?" Instead, we heard, "How much longer will we be stuck here?" After several hours on the side of the road with the RV rocking every time a semi rolled by, a tow truck arrived.

Outfitted with a new rig, we set out again for TAKE 2, six hours after we originally started. It was during this leg of the trip that the rules of the road became evident. A few examples are on the video at right or the below link - "assume the RV stance" & "suspend reality without seat belts."

The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River beckoned as we ventured along the country roads, passing Davy Crockett's birthplace, the Cross-eyed Cricket Campground, and the world's largest fireworks store. Our final stop was at a "fairytale in stone" known as the Luray Caverns. “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”
- Don Williams, Jr. quotes (American Novelist and Poet, b.1968)

For RV Rules of the Road and pics from the Fish Fry, watch the VIDEO by clicking on this link...

Music credits for video - Cruisin by Smokey Robinson, Country Roads by John Denver and Connect by Foxy Shazam.


  1. Thanks for sending me back to reality...I had totally romanticized taking a road trip in the rv, thinking perhaps not so romantic. Thanks for sharing your family adventure!

  2. Who thought up the quiet hour thing? If I wanted to swelter I would drive my car and sleep in a tent.
    And just how did you get that shot through the windshield of Hubby driving?
    I noticed no comments about toileting in an RV.
    Looks like you turned a negative into a positive.

  3. Auntie R, I got that shot by hanging out the window and shooting in. We were going slow. :)