Monday, August 1, 2011

Our Maiden Voyage

A few weeks ago we bought a 5th wheel camper. This weekend was our Maiden Voyage to the Big Horn Mountains. After some help from Laurence's brother Glenn on the phone and our neighbor Dan we made it out of the yard. We camped at Tie Flume Campground. I can tell that I am TERRIBLE at giving directions for him to back into a site......
Thanks to a camping neighbor that felt sorry for the horrible instructions I was giving Laurence we made it into the spot and got it very level.

We slept well, then when I took a shower we noticed water on the floor.....
In the most inconvenient place Laurence located the leak under the sink...
fortunately it was just a bad connection that was quickly fixed.
By the way, I want to trade this shower for my shower in the house!!
Laurence needed practice setting up the generator so 
I allowed him to set up the small generator so I could blow-dry my hair.
What a champ!! He did it without a hitch!! :)
Because I am oh so generous, I allowed Laurence to fix breakfast.
He was able to figure out how to light the stove. 
He did well at that once we figured out that you just turn the dial, it's already lit.
Besides my generosity, there is another reason for this... it is a Pitt TRADITION
(so I am told by Glenda and Carmen) that the Pitt men do all the cooking while camping.
Who am I to mess with TRADITION?

The day was beautiful, this is the river by our campsite.

We drove around the mountain top looking at possible places to camp.
It is allowed in the Big Horn National Forest
for you to camp many places that are not campgrounds
as long as you are at least 1/4 mile away from the road.
We will be back very soon!!


  1. I'm so glad you got to go to the Big Horns. The campsite is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your maiden voyage. I knew you could do it. Now let the FUN begin on your next adventures.

  2. Thanks Glenda. We could never have done it without all you and Glenn have done for us!!

  3. I am convinced (after much experience) that any couple who can manage to get a big, honk-en', uncooperative beast of a trailer backed in and parked successfully without either of the parties involved screaming "I want a divorce!", -can make it through anything!!!
    The very thought of parking with all of its stress and anxiety is just about enough to convince me that staying in one spot isn't so bad =o) I have prayed more than once for some miracle or intervention as we approach our destination- and a very merciful Heavenly Father often sends over a very helpful fellow RVer!


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