Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Road Trippin’

Call me crazy. I am Robin Williams. I am in the movie RV. I am erupting sewage all over myself mostly so I can cover up the fact that I crapped myself during my last run. Why all of this?

Because here is where I will spend next week with my family:

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You know me. Always up for the next adventure. The next tale to tell. Thus, I decided yesterday, with Ken’s blessing, that we should rent an RV. I’ve never stepped foot in an RV, let alone driven one. And wonders of all wonders, I got the last RV rental in Colorado. Seriously. It is a 25 foot C Class. Made in 2011. That meant nothing to me before this week. but now I am RV savvy. I am in the world of hook ups and amps and sewage dumping and getting 8 miles to the gallon. I am going to have Ken wear his wife beater tank top and I might just take up smoking and lose a few teeth. Did you know that if you can’t find a place to camp Wal-Mart actually lets you spend the night in their parking lot?  Now that would be an interesting crowd.

True views seen recently at Walmart:

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Of course when booking camp sites, I gave notice to running. I will be able to run in some of the most beautiful Colorado locations. Salida. Telluride, Gunnison. Breckenridge. I will be sucking air at 8,600 feet and wearing my colder weather running gear. I will run ten miles then saunter up to my RV where I will take large dumps and have Ken empty them. I have always been a tent camper and have looked down on the RV-ers. I mean, what kind of camping is that? But I tell myself, I am doing it for the kids. I am making their memories. Wish me luck.

36 comments:

  1. Good luck! I loved camping with my family when I was a kid! That sounds like fun. I hope that you find great places to run.

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  2. Awesome awesome awesome! The kids will have a blast trust me. My family was a camper family. Not an RV but a camper. No driving the camper just dad dropping the "f-bomb" trying to hook it up to our plymouth every summer. Those were the best summers of my life.

    Now we take our peanut tent camping but a part of me would love to do the RV thing! I can't wait to hear your adventures!! Oh and Breckenridge is gorgeous!

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  3. I want to RV for a race, like the North Face Endurance Challenge - how great would it be to stumble back to the RV after a good run?

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  4. Oh my gosh - I just woke up and read this. I just know you will have "An Excellant Adventure". I can't wait to read about it.
    I already have a smile on my face - just anticipating the stories.

    I love to camp - but it has been a couple years - and always in a tent.

    Enjoy

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  5. But why would you of all people need an RV with a bathroom?

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  6. i'm obsessed with RVs. i once watched a show where they showcased multi million dollar RVs and they were nicer than any house i've seen. since then, i've wanted one. have fun! can't wait to hear about this!

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  7. I've always wanted to rent an RV and do a big roadtrip. Now I have to be insanely jealous of you.

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  8. I have a feeling you will have a great adventure in your RV and we will have lots of funny posts to read. Go live it up in your RV.

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  9. You will have a blast in the RV! and omg the pic of the girl with the tramp stamp. I saw that pic a couple of weeks ago and posted it on my FB. Nobody could believe she left the house like that.

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  10. Enjoy the camping trip. Ted and I plan on renting an RV and taking a pretty long road trip one day...when we can afford 4 weeks off from work.
    As for the folks at Wal-Mart, I think after seeing those pics. I'll keep my distance. EEEWW!

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  11. Good luck!!! Have a great trip and don't get yourself caught on People of Walmart!

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  12. I've always been a tent camper too, but at some point, I think a RV trip would be lots of fun! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  13. When my beloved and I took a two-month western US trip after we got engaged, we at first scoffed at the RV campers as we smugly set up our tent. Until we got to Arizona and it was 110 degrees at night. Then, we'd look inside the windows and see the RVers sitting comfortably in their air conditioning. Good luck with the driving. And the gas mileage. You do realize that you are bringing the average RVer age wwwwaaayyyyy down, don't you?

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  14. I think this will be too much fun! I'm jealous!! Can't wait to see 'Shut Up And Run's RV Adventures' coming out soon in podcast and YouTube!;-)

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  15. sounds like a fabulously fun time!! I'd totally go for it! Have tons of fun and here's hoping that you don't run into those people pictures there :) of course that does make for rather interesting pictures!!

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  16. omg. if my family did that we'd all be dead in a week hahah. let's just say that putting 7 people together (6 kids + mom) in an RV would be trouble. that said, i think you'll have fun. i'd love to do that with some of my friends!

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  17. WHAT!?!?! Let me take you on a trail run! e-mail me...when will you be in Gunnison?

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  18. I cannot wait to read about this adventure! We have always been backpackers, and complained about not just RVs, but even about developed campgrounds. (Backcountry snobs!) But now my 6yo is BEGGING to go *camping* in an RV. I am sure we will give in at some point. Perhaps your stories will steel me for the inevitable. And give me a giggle!

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  19. I just threw up in my mouth. lol. Have fun with those three important letters, K-O-A!

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  20. Ah, the things/sacrifices we make for our kids!!! Ha, KOA(Ace, above)!!! Please wear sandals in the showers, Beth.

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  21. Just to be all hoity-toity: I've never been in a Wal-Mart or in an RV. Then again, I've never been to Gunnison or Telluride, either.

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  22. I'll take an RV over tents anyday.

    But I'll take a room at the Hilton over both of those.

    Have fun ;)

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  23. We RV'ed it for our family's annual camping trip/reunion for the first two years after the baby was born simply because of the warmth factor. It was fun! We tent camped again this year for her first time...she had a blast! Each has it's pros and cons. We prefer tent camping, but the drives in the RV were pretty cushy (and no car sickness from either kid, mostly because we were moving soooo slowly lol).

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  24. i just got that email and died laughing... those people are sick... LOL

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  25. Those are some incredible butte shots! Have fun on your RV adventure! You'll love it I am sure. If you have a minute, drop by my blogs: Levonne's Pretty Pics and A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings.

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  26. Nothing beats RVing. Give me my trailer any day over a hotel! And ... I have camped at MANY Wal--marts over the years. They are the perfect place when you're in between places and really just need a stop-over for the night. Plus, hubby relaxes after driving all day and I get the shopping done. We pay a ton of "rent" to Walmart for their overnight services.

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  27. Good luck! I hope you never end up in the wally world lot!

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  28. wow I wish you great luck! the running will be amazing...but I question the rest of it ;)

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  29. Sounds like a blast to me! Any kind of road trip is a memorable road trip :)

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  30. Good luck! I am sure there will be some good stories. Umm, I mean memories.

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  31. Now why check out those places at all when Wal-Mart is available? Have a wonderful time!

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  32. I have some friends (mostly female) who did this from portland to san diego down the 101. I called them crazy and I'll call you crazy. CRAZY

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  33. Have fun. I'm not a camper by any means, but I could probably handle an RV. I'd just have to make sure hubby does the doo-doo duty.

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  34. Seriously, gross. That's exactly why I shop Target.

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  35. You are a good woman! I gave up camping, no matter what the accommodations are; I camped WAAAAAY too much in my younger days and now I just prefer the luxuries of a posh hotel. Which is why I never go anywhere. Ha. Have a blast!

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