Do you remember the Franks? I featured Brandy and Eric, our neighbors down the block and around the corner, in a post on June 15, 2020.
Back then, even though they already had a popup camper, they rented a Class C to take to the Smokey Mountains. They wanted a bathroom in their camper, especially since they had a young son. We wondered how they’d like the popup after this trip in the Class C. Turns out after they got back, they talked about upgrading their popup in about 5 years.
We also noticed after they returned from their trip in a Class C, they had a brand new pick up truck! (We’re not really that nosy; we just walk a lot.) We wondered if they had moved up their plans to upgrade their camping accommodations. We learned they had bought just the truck for now. They were still considering future options.
Next thing we know, on January 14th, 2021, they had a second child. Another son. Such a cute little guy! How did that happen? Well, we know how it happened, it just happened so fast. Time can go by so quickly, especially in hindsight.
Then in early March, we saw a teardrop camper parked in front of their house. What? Did they buy a teardrop – with two children? Well, I guess they are thinking the kids are little? It was one of the larger teardrop campers, maybe it’ll work for a while? It just seemed too odd to be true. Nothing against teardrops.
Well, it wasn’t true. Turned out, the teardrop camper belonged to their neighbors across the street.
But we did find out they are selling their popup. Because they are planning, in about one year, to purchase a hybrid. Something called a “Shamrock.” Kind of goes along with this being March, doesn’t it?
In my original post, this family had planned on upgrading in about five years. Now, nine months and one baby later, they are saying they will purchase a new travel trailer in about one year. They want to visit the National Parks, and they are already planning to visit Colorado in Summer 2022.
I am happy and excited for them. A new family. Lots of love. Lots of adventures waiting to happen and memories to be made.
I’m excited because I know how wonderful camping can be. Nothing beats hitting the road with our travel travel and seeing new places, making new adventures, finding new friends, seeing this beautiful country of ours. But . . . similar to what I said in my first post about them . . . Do you think they will wait one year? Maybe I should start a pool. Anybody want a square?
I say, why wait. Do it as soon as you are responsibly able. Time can go by so quickly, especially in hindsight. After all, there are memories to be made.