Today we left Southern California to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is approximately a 600 mile drive and will take us 12 hours. We are making this trip in an RV. RV stands for recreational vehicle which is basically a house that stands on wheels. We are in a RV that is 32 feet. It is big enough for all seven of us to live and sleep in. We each took sleeping bags instead of bedding. The RV also has an electric generator so we can have light and plug in all our appliances like refrigerator, oven, and tea kettle, as well as our computers. My dad’s cell phone gives us internet access. Under the bed there is an area that holds 80 gallons of water. This gives us water for the sink, bathroom, and shower.
We brought the RV a day before our trip to our home so that we can fill it with all the things we need for our trip. My dad bought numerous supplies such as food, water, plates and utensils for eating and cooking. We also took things to do like books, math, sewing, and flash cards for music theory. Each person packed one bag of clothes and of course a camera to take photos.
|Making a rug|
One thing that surprised me the most is that it is pretty bumpy to ride in an RV. As soon as we started to drive everything that wasn't tied down started to fall and move around. After a while, we got used to it and it wasn't so bad.
Have you every gone on a long road trip?
|Playing in the bedroom|