Don’t let the happy, smiling faces fool you – the morning of our 2012 / 2013 snowbirding adventure didn’t begin well.
To start with, it was raining – that drizzly variety that soaks you right through in minutes. Certainly not appreciated when there is so much to do outside to get the trailer ready AND you’re looking at the prospect of a 5-hour drive.
THEN there was the rock wall conundrum.
When we got back from our last trip with the RV, I’d somehow managed to park it a mere 4 inches from the wall. Oh, I was so proud of myself – until I realized that it was going to be a real bear to move it out of that spot.
Any slight turn and the rear end would hit the wall.
So, for days I planned the exit manoeuvers in my mind. Pull straight out, back a little left and straighten up. Do that about 100 times and we’d get out without a scrape.
Didn’t work so well in practice.
I was doing OK for the first couple of minutes, managing to add a little space between the trailer and the wall.
Ed was getting soaked and maybe a little cranky though. So, when he said, “Aaaah, just drive it out”, I did.
The resulting scraping noise and a volley of choice verbiage woke up our neighbours. LOL
Damage to the trailer bumper was minimal. Damage to the stone wall – well, that can be repaired in the spring.
Fortunately, the rest of the day went very smoothly and ended on a much happier note – munching on lovely homemade shortbread cookies (a gift from our neighbours Donna and Les) while reading a good book in bed.