Back Home

 / By Lazydays - Company News
When your trip is done, no matter if it is a week, a month or more, all roads lead to home. Until I become a full-timer, I do have a home to return to. This can be a happy time or a sad time, depending on how you look at it. It is a good time to regroup, reacquaint with neighbors and see how the old homestead weathered while my family and I were gone. Where I live, we can have some harsh winters. My dad does worry about what we will find upon returning.

Wrigley, a 7-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Describes Returning Home After Winter Travels

September 11, 2015

We come back home by mid May and the 5 months that we are home there is much to do and I help where I can. There are repairs, painting, lawn cutting, chasing squirrels, barking at eagles, looking for frogs in the Wisconsin River, planning and organizing another garage sale (more on this later) and getting our home ready to put on the market. This is all part of my master plan to become full-time “wheelhouse travelers”.

I also spend part of the summer months planning our next trip and how far we will travel each day. I have two ways of choosing our destination. One is getting the map fully opened and pointing my paw and saying “me thinks we will go there.” If it doesn’t receive any excitement, I then have to sleep on it. Both ways of picking have their benefits.

As for how far we travel, I use “the 330 rule” that my humans learned by taking the driver confidence course at Lazydays. This rule states, 3:30 in the afternoon or 330 miles; which ever comes first, marks the stopping point for the day. This is a rule that works very well. My driver isn’t tired and the co-pilot isn’t crabby. I’ll let you guess who is who. Using this rule also allows time to set up, relax, have dinner (very important to me) and go exploring the area before night falls.

Wrigley is a seven-year-old Cocker Spaniel who shares his family;s adventures traveling the country in a luxury motorhome.
Sometimes when Wrigly Pawnts out a destination, his parents aren't excited about the idea.
Photo courtesy of Judy Andreotti

Now, we know that all work and no play can be very stressful, so we do try and get away for short weekend trips when time permits. So far this summer, we have gotten away twice. I gave my humans a surprise get-away weekend for their 50th anniversary. I, of course, went with and we took in the sightseeing tour of the many waterfalls in and around WI. On another given weekend, we traveled to the Iron County Fair in WI. to see the draft horse pulls.

By the time October rolls around, I have all our plans made and even some reservations confirmed (only in popular places that can be crowded in winter). Button up that house, turn off and drain the water, shut off the heat, lock the doors and barring no other complications I will be leaving on my next adventure the end of October. Boy! I’m getting tired just thinking about all that still has to be done, including a big garage sale that I haven’t even told you about yet! That will be my next article right after I take a nap. Until next time,

Wrigley is Z z z z-ing!

Share Your Experiences With Us

The RV Authority welcomes your input. If you have an idea for a blog article or would like to write and submit an article about your RV adventures, please click here to email us your suggestions or questions.

Related Articles

Glamping 101: RV Style
 / By Lazydays - FeaturedCompany News

Whether it’s because of the omnipresent ticks and mosquitoes, having to trek to an outhouse to use the restroom, or eating MREs straight out of the bag, camping is not for everyone. As an alternative, people have turned to glamorous camping. This variant of camping is all about the finer things in life, like colorful decorations, games, and home-cooked meals.

RV Life Hacks for Tailgaters
 / By Lazydays - Company News

The Super Bowl may be over, but you don’t have to leave the tailgate parties in football season. One of the greatest aspects of a tailgating party (aside from the awesome food) is the camaraderie among family, friends, and strangers alike.

Purchase Your New RV at Lazydays’ Presidents Day Sale
 / By Lazydays - Company News

Lazydays is excited to offer incredible deals at our upcoming Presidents Day Sale. The event will feature a number of motorhomes for sale from top brands like Forest River and Thor. Take advantage of this great opportunity to bring home a new RV that will take you on many cross-country adventures.