In my post yesterday I wrote about our 3-camera backup system for the motorhome. Al of the Bayfield Bunch left a comment about that system and how it was foreign to him. He’s probably not alone in that, so I thought I’d just show a couple of pics of those side cameras.
Since those side cameras are not functioning at this moment, I cannot show you what the view would be on the monitor in our dash. When they do work they show you the traffic lane beside you as you are driving. Turn on the left “blinker” and the view changes to show what is on the driver side of the motorhome. Turn on the right “blinker” and the camera shows what is next to you on the passenger side. Those side cameras are really useful and a boon to safe lane changing. Unfortunately, we had to drive all the way to Florida and back again this year without those cameras working. I spent a lot of time checking the traffic lanes when Bruce needed to change his lane. It worked, but those cameras will be very welcome when we get the parts for them before our next trip.
We’re always making plans for something. Today I spent some time planning activities with the Grands for our babysitting days in July and August. It appears that we will have most of the Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays off. The kids are able to arrange their work schedules where Stephanie will not work Saturdays and Darin will not work on Mondays. (a few exceptions, however)
I checked with our local library and found some activities the girls might like to attend. We can also have them check out some books for the summer reading program. I printed out a Reading Log from the library website so they can keep track of the book titles.
I have a few resource books for Washington state and have located some state parks with day use facilities and walking trails, nature centers, and city parks. Since Tumwater is next to Olympia, we have access to the South Puget Sound with a lot of great places to explore. I have also planned a couple of game days for staying at home. The girls love to play games and they have a lot of board games. They also like Dominoes, Yahtzee, and Kings in the Corner. I’ve been filling in the dates on the calendar with these activities. I’ll give a copy to the girls for posting at home and they can check to see what the activity of the day will be.
With Mackenzie being on a gymnastics team she has practice 3 days a week this summer, so that prevents us from taking the girls out for a lengthy RV trip. We have been able to plan for a 3-day trip in July to Randle, which is near Mt. Rainier and then another 3-day trip to Long Beach, Washington. It’s better than nothing.
We have also been making future plans for our own adventures away from Tumwater. We’ve got ourselves all planned out with possibilities through 2011. All plans are subject to change however since we seem to change our minds every few months. Goes with the territory since there are so many places to see. Planning is part of the fun of an RV lifestyle. Possibilities are almost endless!
Until next time……so long for now!