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The Roadtrek as a Refuge

| Updated May 2, 2016

I have found yet another use for our Roadtrek: A nice getaway retreat from day long must-attend grandkid events.

This was a big weekend for my two granddaughters, Rachel, 10, and Hua Hua, 12. They competed in a big regional dance competition Saturday and Sunday in a city about an hour from our home. And naturally, as proud grandparents, we were there. It was from late morning till early evening, with long stretches in between their dance numbers as other teams took to the stage.

Bo likes looking out the window at all the action
Bo likes looking out the window at all the action – from my seat, no less.

If we were in our automobile, it would have been agony for me. I would have had nowhere to go.

Granddaughter Rachel found a comfy spot to chill out and watch some TV
Granddaughter Rachel found a comfy spot to chill out and watch some TV

But it was actually quite pleasurable. That's because we brought our Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL.

We even brought Bo, our no- five month old Norwegian Elkhound puppy.

We also brought snacks, our dinner so we didn't have to eat concession stand food,  DVDs for the TV in the RV, my computer and toys for Bo.

Me? I just chilled out by napping
Me? I just chilled out by napping

The down time went by just fine. I even squeezed in a nice nap.

Bo was happy that he wasn't left home alone in a crate. He got a couple of nice walks between performances. And he also took a nap. His favorite perch is from the driver's seat, watching the action around him.

Jennifer watched more of the other dancers than I did. But she took took refuge in the Roadtrek, too.

As did our daughter, Wendy, and son-in-law, Dan. We had five us in the Roadtrek for a while, visiting and relaxing from all the excitement going on inside the school where the dance competition was going on.

Bo ran from human to human, getting pets, trying to find someone to play with.

In all, a fun family time was made even more fun by our retreat on wheels and we found another reason why the Roadtreking life is so enjoyable.





Mike Wendland

Published on 2016-05-02

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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