By Chuck Woodbury
A quick note as we go to press with issue 753 of the RV Travel Newsletter.
I thought I had my condo sold — three cash offers on the first day it was on the market (real estate is hot here in the Seattle area). But at the last minute the deal fell through. No problem. That was two days ago. Yesterday, after a couple of phone calls, my real estate agent had another cash offer, same price. We accepted. It looks like this one will go all the way. So the condo move-out date is now August 31.
The condo is pretty well cleaned out now. Gail and I will gradually get rid of what remains over the next month, most of it either coming with us in the new motorhome or to Goodwill. By the time we get ready to leave the condo there shouldn’t be much left. Once on the road we’ll likely head slowly down the Oregon coast.
The new (2011) 32-foot Winnebago Adventurer motorhome went in for some minor repairs last week, plus the installation of a Roadmaster hitch to tow our new Honda Fix. So, we’re now officially ready to hit the road once we finish up some obligations on the homefront. My feet they are a itchin’.
My 2008 Winnebago View is for sale, but I haven’t had time to list it yet. It still needs some cleaning. It was too crazy last week getting ready to move out of the condo by August 3. But that’s now extended by a month, so I’ll have time to attend to the View this coming week.
My 25-year-old daughter, Emily, was here last week from Brooklyn. We had a great time. It had been two years since she visited. Home is never really home until your kids are around.
In the middle of all my moving and getting ready for full-time RVing, Gail and I are flying to Hershey, Pennsylvania, on September 11 to attend the giant Hershey RV Show. I attend most years, mostly to see my buddies, but also to see what’s new on the market. Gail went last year and enjoyed herself so much she insisted on coming along this year. We’ll stay in a hotel for five days instead of in the RV like we did last year: sometimes you need to sacrifice.
That’s it for now. Got to read through the new issue one more time to be sure I haven’t made too many mistakes or typos. Then I’ll click it live and hope for the best.