Today I picked up the new camper from Greyson and Brandy. They live about an hour from where I'm staying at The Hideaway. This camper is practically brand new, and Greyson is very safety-minded and conscientious, which is an incredible relief!
This truck is BADASS and I'm so excited to drive it! I'm going to Zion National Park tomorrow. It will be the first National Park I've visited, which is the primary reason I wanted to take this trip in the first place - YAAAYYYY! And btw, this will probably be the last time for a while where I have hi speed internet and can upload pictures (just sayin').
Here are the lovely ladies at Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Goodyear, Az. where I returned the Santa Fe and Greyson picked me up. I was in and out of there in a matter of minutes! AND - the guy who helped me rent it in Show Low, Az. was mistaken - it did NOT cost me extra to return it to a different location from where I rented it! YIPPEEE!!
I had a little bit of a hiccup when I got back home with the camper, I couldn't unlock the door to the camper! There are three locks and I just couldn't get it to open! I contacted Greyson several times and he and Brandy gave me lots of pointers, but I finally had to meet up with them in person. I was pulling straight back on the handle, and I should have been pulling slightly to the right. I've decided to just lock the deadbolt and not worry about the two smaller locks on the handle, which is what they do.
It is a testament to my recovery that I did not even have the tiniest bit of annoyance when that happened! I just kept thinking, "This is what's happening" and "There is definitely a solution to this problem, and I will eventually get in!" And I did!
Here are some pics of the camper, and of Greyson showing me the ropes and the "cassette" toilet (WAY better than the thing I had to deal with in the last van!). And of course my copilot Marty Kristopher Robin (ok, ONE of my copilots - my HP is my navigator and copilot, or I would have given up a long time ago!). Speaking of which, I told someone today that, despite all the b.s. that has happened on this trip, I have never, for even one second, thought of giving up and going home. And if the trip ended today, and I didn't get to go to any National Parks on this trip, I would definitely do it again! My preferred way to travel is still to stay in hotels and eat in restaurants, but there is something very appealing about this kind of travel. For one, I have an unshakable belief that I can rely on myself - ain't nothin' like that!!
And a few last pictures of the views around The Hideaway...
Barb Nangle is the founder of Higher Power Coaching and Consulting, an entrepreneur and an eternal optimist. She loves motivating others to become better and better versions of themselves, just as she has become better and better versions of herself.