Here we are on our first real stop on the Perfect Adventure. We are in Perry, Utah. We’ve already had a few minor set-backs. On the first leg of the journey the girls and I followed Jaret in Silver Vixen so we could drop her off at my Dad’s place. We are making this journey car-less. Simplifying, I tell you. Right away I noticed that Sally looked silly swaying way too severely. 😊 (Good writing always includes alliteration.) At our first stop I told Jaret we had to get her in the shop. My dad helped us find the right shop and we had to drop Sally off and stay in a tiny motel room for a couple of nights. We loaded up our handy wagon with all of our important things and all of us (including 2 dogs) bumbled into the room. It was honestly a hard start to our great adventure. It gave me way too much time to think. I thought about everything we had just left behind. We closed on our house the night before and had to drive away from everything we thought was the perfect plan. I had already walked away from Lacy-horse. I refused to say “good-bye”, just a simple see you again soon would have to suffice. We also had to drive away from our older kiddos and grandbaby. I sat in the motel bed and looked at way too many memories on my phone. Thankfully, Jaret had just changed my phone case to a new one that says, “Choose Joy”. I decided right then to get up and take a nice warm bath. I sat in the tub and softly sang “It Is Well With My Soul”. A perfect ending and onto a new beginning.
It turned out that Sally needed new shocks and had a broken bracket on her sway bar. I was so thankful that we got her fixed up. Especially after we began the trip and the cross-winds hit us hard. On the first day of our journey we were stuck in a bit of traffic caused by a horrific roll over accident from a truck pulling a travel trailer. By the skid marks you could tell it lost control in the winds and flipped. It also took out two other cars with it. The trailer was obliterated and you could see little clothes strewn about. It gave me chills and I prayed out loud for those families involved. We are so thankful for the protecting hand of God already being on us.
I don’t think I’ve properly introduced you to Sally. I told you, we name everything. 😊 She is a 2007 National Surf Side RV. So of course we named her the “Sullivan’s Surf Side Sally”. We got her for a fair price and have only had to put a little money into her. Of course I had to remodel her a bit to feel like home. But I didn’t buy anything to add to her. I used furniture and wall hangings and things I already had to spruce her up. I will write with some before and after pictures later. It truly feels like home.
So here we are. Simplified down to a few important things and each other. Just us and Sally. I think we’ll hang around Utah for awhile and then we’ll see where our new shocks take us.
Hello. My name is Jenny Sullivan. I am a 40-something mother to 4 kiddos (Our oldest 2 are homegrown and our youngest 2 daughters are adopted from Ethiopia and China). I enjoy horses, gardening, and writing. I love to laugh and I hope I can add humor into your day by reading my blogs. I believe God loves to see His children smile. My life is not an easy one, we face challenges of all sorts daily. I hope by blogging, I can share these experiences with you and take you along on this Perfect Adventure with me!