Indio, California: Eight years ago
today, we spent our first night in the Magna Peregrinus - the most
beautiful motorcoach in the world (to us). After spending a few days in Eugene
signing papers and transferring our belongings into the new RV (from the old
RV), we drove a few miles north, up I-5, checked into a campground and proceeded
to push a lot of buttons, flip a lot of switches and read a lot of owner
21 November 2008
There have been a few (actually, very few) hiccups along the
way. Our Country Coach Magna (650hp Cummins) runs well. When we push buttons, the RV
responds and performs. Due to regular maintenance and regular cleaning,
steaming, leather treatments, cabinet oiling, etc. (by a professional crew), our
motorhome doesn't look much different than the day it left the showroom. (A few dings, and the maple cabinetry has become darker with time.)
We still have
the original furniture, televisions (three of them), dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge (one major
repair). Just typing that last sentence caused a bit of fear.
Looking at the above photo... we still use those dishes daily. We are still
married. To each other. My hair is quite a bit greyer. We still love champagne.
Our life has changed quite a bit since we bought the Magna
Peregrinus. Eight years ago, we used to drive and drive and drive
and travel and travel and travel and blog and blog and blog. That was before
Lisa married Lenny and they gave us two beautiful grandchildren. Before we bought a campsite in the Motorcoach Country
Club (two hours from Lisa and her family). Now we do a lot more parking
than traveling, and that is just fine with us. Things change. I realize "sitting
still" does not make for
exciting blog posts, but this is our life now, it works, and we wouldn't want it any other
We never imagined grandchildren would so change our world. I want to explain
this to new parents: Listen to me. In 30 (whatever!) years your little baby will make
you a grandparent and your grandchild will fill your heart with so much love. You
think your heart is full with love for your new baby, but your heart will grow
with more love when you hold your grandchildren. The grandchild will cause you
to love your child MORE and in new ways. Is it possible? YES!
The human capacity to love is obviously limitless.
Oops. Sorry. This was a blog post about an eight year old motorhome.
Until my next update, I remain, your loving correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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