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Old 10-20-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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Lucille's maiden voyage

So after much scrubbing, tweaking, cleaning and general de-lousing, Lucille finally took her maiden voyage last week. Just a 4 night trip to a state park on the far side of Denver, about 50 miles from where we live but we figured it might be an idea to be fairly close to the stores for our first attempt.

It's the first time I've hauled a trailer of any kind and my goodness, she's a bouncy baby. But other than the (what I thought were carefully secured) contents all changing place on the way down, everything went without a hitch. (See what I did there? "hitch". For a trailer. Oh, never mind.)

I learned a valuable lesson in that one should insert the wheel chocks before removing the hitch. I ended up holding the tongue with both hands while K looked for something to block under the wheel, all while Lucille did her best to roll back slowly onto the grass.

And we had a bit of a challenge with the door lock, which decided to jam. Twice. No panic though, I'm sure it would be no problem to arrange for a locksmith to come to a state park to let us in. Right? Fortunately, that problem resolved itself.

Oh, and the lights which went out mid-way through the first evening, resulting in a trip to Target to buy an electric lamp. A dodgy wire, apparently.

Other than that, more paper towels would have been good. And the salt and pepper, and perhaps some cooking oil. More beer would always have come in handy and we learned that if we're going to have an argument, it's best to make up before we get into that tiny bed. Although that's pretty good advice for living anyway.

We met some great folks, including a couple of fellow forum-ites, had a lot of fun, some terrific weather and we can't wait to do it all again.

Maybe we'll have seat cushions by then.
~ Andrew
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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Andrew,
Congrats on your maiden voyage. Ain't it fun?
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:52 PM   #3
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Sounds like a perfect trip to me! My first trip I forgot my toothbrush and was miles from a store. Had plenty of beer so was able to swish with that

Love your sense of humor, that will make any trip a good one and tons of memories to boot!
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great first trip with a few lessons learned!
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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You can always sleep on the front bunk if you still have it .

Glad you had a good time. I loved our Burro when we had it; we now have a larger Uhaul, because I liked the shape and this one came on ebay for a great price. Same shape; 3 more feet and a bathroom. Right now, hubby has it by the Mississippi at the rally. I just had to have a weekend at home; we have not been home for 6 weekends. So nice to do laundry.

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Loved hearing about your first trip out...we dittoed your trip last weekend . Had a great adventure too. Jane
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The first trip is real learning curve for all of us to find out what does and doesnt work and to rethink what will work better next time out.but nice to hear and see that it was a great maiden voyage out, enjoy your next time out
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You were braver than us. On our first trip we went three miles from our house and that was after living in the rig in the front yard for a month. I guess I'm slow but (un-) sure.

Congratulations you always remember the first time.
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