The “Happy Trails” parties


Posted by whalerho | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-06-2008

While we hope to see many of our family and friends along the way, we wanted to have a party with our closest buddies to share our dream and adventure with them. We had our first party in Orange County California. Ken and I are both CA natives and we have many good friends, along with my wonderful sister Robin and her gang, in the OC area. We parked at the Newport Dunes RV “resort” on the bay for a mere $120 a night. Our budget is about $35 a night so spending this much so early on means more overnight stays in the parking lot Walmart. Our friends Rich and Mary came down and camped near us with their new camper. Just like old times! Robin, Steve and Paul came down for a special dinner to celebrate Paul’s upcoming 18th birthday and graduation, both of which we would unfortunately miss because we would be in Colorado. It was great relaxing with friends from OC, LA and Ventura County as we treasure these relationships.

Our second party was in our current town of Anthem Arizona. We parked our RV out in the lot of the Community Center and had a BBQ at the big pool. I held “open houses” tours so our friends could see our new rig. We had a lot of fun just hanging with the good friends we have made over the past three years. Saying “good bye” is always the hardest part of moving for all of us. The kids each had a little pool party with a few buddies as well. We plan to include the kid’s friends on this trek, including them in trips along the way.

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