Thanks to the takeover offer from Roche and stock going up, I exercised some options and had a bit of extra cash laying around. Why bother re-investing the money in something smart when I can buy a new toy? So last weekend I brought home my new View. I had a great name for him, but forgot it. At the time I thought of it I KNEW I should have written it down, but I didn't! So now for a name, I'm kind of thinking about Viewbert (like Hubert). I joined a View/Navion yahoo group to learn the secrets of these rigs and someone there named theirs Beluga, which I thought was cute and pretty fitting.
So it's pretty cool, I really love it so far. I plan on keeping it in my driveway where it JUST barely fits. I'm hoping that the neighbors won't complain about it, because it's rather big! People down the street keep their RV in their driveway, but it doesn't...uh...stand out as much. I'm also a little worried about it getting damaged because the neighborhood kids will often play football in the street, and I can tell you that none of THEM are making it to the NFL with their throwing and catching skills.
Our first trip will be this weekend to an AKC trial in Petaluma. I'm really iffy about rving at that one because we'll probably be done by around 10 or 11am on Saturday, which gives me plenty of time to drive home and do productive things. It's about a 1.5 hr trip. But I figure I bought it, I might as well use it! Next weekend I'm signed up for a trial in Dixon with RV parking but it looks like I will have to work that weekend so I'm not even sure I'll get to go to the trial! I'm looking forward to the next two weekends in Prunedale for USDAA shows. Even though it's only an hour to Prunedale it makes WAY more sense to stay overnight for those ones since the trials run later. There are no hookups in Prunedale so I will be boondocking, which should be a fun experience!
I'm also looking forward to USDAA nationals. I plan on going to the 3 day AKC trail in Pahrum, NV again and then heading over to Scottsdale after that. Hmm, I guess I should look at where to stay between NV and AZ for a few nights.