Saturday, December 17, 2016
Headed to St. Cloud, Fl to have an early Christmas with the boys and their families. 5 of our 7 grandbabies are over there, Trinity- 15, Tyler-9, Cayden-5, Lyla-3, Lucas-1 mo.
Parking at Brent & Ashley’s. They have 5 acres & 50 amp service.
Going to head out on December 22nd. Making our way to Quartzsite, AZ before January 1.
While we were in Bradenton, Fl (October 1-December 17) we had a new roof put on at Elite RV in Palmetto. It’s called RV Armor. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
We also had solar installed. 3-160 w panels, 6-6v deep cell batteries, 3000 w inverter as well as a charge controller. Hoping to spend 9-10 months boondocking (dry camping).
We tried it out the other day and had several interior lights, 2 32″ TV’s & 3 Fantastic fans on. With all that on we were only running a 6% load. We turned the air conditioner on with no problem but figure it would drain our batteries in a couple hours. Figure we could go 5-7 days with no sun charging our batteries. We also have a 5500 w generator if we need it. We’re so excited to be able to live “off the grid”!
Had a nice surprise when we got to Brent’s! Josh Halligan, one of Brent’s best friends growing up, was parked out in the street. He drives for Swift & just happened to be in the area dropping off a load. Was really nice catching up! He was a fixture at our house!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Left Brent & Ashley’s this morning headed to Arizona.
|Ashley, Lyla & baby Lucas|
|Brandon & Trinity came over. He was on gate duty!|
Had a great time as always. Christmas last night at Brandon’s.
|Tyler, Trinity, baby Lucas, Lyla & Cayden|
This is all for now. (Going to try to keep this updated better than before)