After an agonizing wait, the day has finally come! We have our trailer! It was a long, exciting, confusing day. There’s so much to learn. There’s definitely more involved in the the set-up and take-down than I expected. It’s also trickier than I realized to get the thing hitched and unhitched from the van. Am I sounding like a total novice or what?
We got our new toy home and immediately wanted to play. We towed it into the yard and then struggled to figure out how the hitch worked. We struggled to get the trailer set up inside and out. We struggled to get the awning out and up. We tried out the benches, the beds and all the windows. Then we wanted to make it our own. My husband, Mr. Weather, installed an indoor/outdoor thermometer. I strung up some solar patio lights, a very tacky wind catcher and my piece-de-resistance, the grizzly bear towel ring.
At last, it was time to introduce the trailer to our son Liam and our dog Peggy. The dog was excited and checked it out from top to bottom, then staked out a spot for herself on the couch. Liam didn’t like the look of it and refused to go in. He turned and made a break for it, running across the yard, never looking back. I had to go catch him in the neighbours yard. He wasn’t happy when we made him go in, but he soon learned to have fun climbing up and down on and off the bunks. In the end, it was a great success.
We haven’t slept in it yet, we’ve just practiced putting it up and taking it back down. We can’t wait to take it out on the road and our practice in the yard will hopefully make for smooth sailing on our first excursion. I’m looking forward to updating you with an actual adventure soon. In the meantime, I’m going to stare longingly at it through my kitchen window. sigh.