Friday, May 02, 2008

2 may 08

Nicholas wasn't quite ready for the little bike we recently bought for him so I got him this trike. He loves it and enjoys doing something like the bigger kids are doing. I usually ride one of the razor scooters alongside him. The trike has a lever under the seat that either folds it up for storing or travelling or folds it out so that it becomes a chopper bike which AJ enjoys riding. Pretty clever. We're sure to get a lot of mileage out of it.

This is a shot of the area under the awning. The caravan is to the right and I've put up a big grey tarp on the left, just out of the picture but there is an external picture 2 photos below. The white table has on it a toaster, kettle, oven (not a microwave), blender, a two-drawer storage unit for cutlery and kitchen misc., as well a chopping board, a small pot of fresh cilantro and a few other things. Those are all towards the back of the table so we can still use the front for prep, eating, science experiments, drawing etc.

This is a pic taken from the doorway of the gazebo. Camping in style - with the washing machine and dryer! There are two canvas cabinets across from the machines that fold down pretty flat. They each have four shelves. One has food in it and one has clothes. Two 5-drawer plastic units are next to them. Behind them we have a shower curtain to give a little privacy for the change area and porta-potti that we use at night and when it's raining too hard to go to the shared ammenities. Out of view on the left of the machines is a little bar fridge and another bookshelf which has the bread maker, some toys and other things on it.

This is the front view for now. I'm sure when Cary gets back he'll rig up the bigger tarp and it will look better. But for now, it works and I like it. We've brought a fair bit of stuff out of storage, and have aquired a few extra things as well. But as we've been doing long stays at parks, we've decided to be as comfortable as possible.

In other news, we met with a new homeschooling group about 30 minutes away today. Lovely people! Small group, about 8 families, kids aged from 2 (although there's a Mum due to give birth in 2 weeks) to 16. Everyone played so well together. Several games were played where all the kids and a lot of the adults all played together, it was so great! There were a couple of dads there as well.
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Anonymous said...

WOW! You've done an amazing job setting things up to be comfortable! And I am soooo jealous of the washer/dryer! I dislike taking our clothes to the laundry mat. Some people here have set up washers and dryers, but technically, they are supposed to because of the draw on power here in the park. They have power issues..especially when the park is full to capacity, i guess.
love ya

Anonymous said...

that last post was supposed to say, "they aren't supposed to"...I must still be half asleep!
Oh...btw...happy belated to AJ! Gosh they grow up so fast!

Earthmommy said...

You have a great setup, nice job!

Annette said...


thanks! I saw a few other people travelling with small washing machines and that got me thinking about getting our own. As we're staying in one place for longer periods, I decided to get a full size one. I haven't seen anything saying that we could not have them but I'm not going to ask about it either. - I'd rather ask for forgiveness than permission as Cary is fond of saying.