Monday, February 14, 2011

Pretending to be a Tourist

As we say here in Arkansas, if you don't like the weather, just give it a day or two and it'll change.  This is so true!  We had 6 inches of snow on the ground Thursday and Saturday it was near 60, which means the snow if melted and the kids are back to school today.  WOO HOO! 

The weekend was gorgeous here in Arkansas so Hubby and I took the opportunity to get out with the two oldest kids on Saturday.  The Arkansas RV Show was this weekend in Little Rock.  I grew up traveling with my grandparents in the motorhome.  We went everywhere in that thing.  I remember winding around the curvy mountain roads in the HUGE motorhome when we went to the Grand Canyon.  We went on several trips to Florida and Texas and also enjoyed camping at the lake.  My parents also had several bumper pull campers.  We took trips to Florida and practically lived at the lake on the weekends.  Needless to say, Hubby and I dream of having an RV.  While we don't have a lot of extra money right now, we are hoping someday we can actually afford to BUY one instead of just window shopping.  But, it's always good to be prepared, just in case several million dollars just drop out of the sky and into our laps. 

Now I know some of you may be thinking about the way RV's are portrayed on TV.  I can't count how many time I've been watching a crime show, only to find that the killer is living in something like this:

Nope, I'm talking about the kind that look like this:

Wanna see the inside? 

Nice, right?  And the fancy ones come equipped with bunk beds for the kids and washers and dryers.  Traveling in this would be so much better than crammed into Hubby's SUV!  Anyway, I don't have $200,000 just sitting in my bank account waiting to be spent on something like this, but it's nice to dream.  Truth be told, if I DID have that much extra money to spend, I'd buy a begger house first and a smaller RV. 

Anway, while we were in downtown Little Rock, we hit the River Market, which is full of little shops, restaurants, parks, museums, and these:

We had never been on the trolley before.  We loved it! 

Excuse the pictures.  The kids took this one with Hubby's iphone.  But isn't the woodwork pretty?

So, that was our weekend?  Did y'all do anything fun?

Happy Valentine's Day friends! 



  1. When I was in (boarding) high school, we students were taking a long trip crammed into a regular school bus with green vinyl seats. We drove past an RV, and being on the same level with it, I could see in the windows and see the kids lounging around watching TV and stuff. Ever since then I've always wanted to take a trip in an RV. Of course, now that I'm the mom and would be the one in charge of cooking and cleaning in said RV, I'm not sure it would have the same thrill!

  2. I was always jealous when we passed families in their RVs!!! We were crammed into our Volvo station wagon, bickering and whining. An RV sounds nice for road trips. :)

  3. Sounds like so much fun!!
    Love that Motor home!

  4. Isn't the WOODWORK pretty? That just made me laugh for some reason, but it is pretty actually.
    The pictures are good too. Pretty darn good for an iphone, if you ask me.

    I lived outside of Savannah for over ten years before I actually took a tour of the place. It's fun to be a tourist in your own stomping ground.

    What a great day!

  5. I had friends growing up that their families had RVS and I got to go on a few RV trips when I was younger with them. It was SO MUCH FUN! I think RVing across the U.S. and back would be an amazing summer vacation to take with the kids when they get older.

  6. What a fun weekend! I can't even remember what we did this sad is that?

    I grew up camping. We had a trailer pulled by my dad's pickup truck...but it was still the best. Some of my favorite childhood memories.

    I'm glad you had such a great weekend!