Sunday, October 15, 2006

Maiden Voyage

Well, it's looking more and more like our first trip out with the FMC is going to be to the West Coast Rally in November. Time being what it is, that's the way it looks.

This weekend, we prepared our yard to get ready for the arrival of our new carports. We are getting two large metal carports delivered and installed next week. Both are large enough for the FMC to drive under. One is just for it and the other will be for our other two cars. Living in a rainforest, we need protection from the elements.

We also took a drive down to Felton today and drove through Cotillion Gardens where the rally will be. It's a lovely park. We're looking forward to the trip!

DSCN4418.JPGOur FMC has bunks in the rear cabin where our children are going to sleep -- although we're looking into other options such as possibly moving one of the bunks and taking the other out. Anyway, they had an unpleasant odor about them. We took the fabric off and washed it. The most difficult part was dealing with the velcro. Back in 1975, velcro was TOUGH! I am going to have to repair a couple of places on the fabric where the velcro is pulling away from the fabric but the strength of the velcro connection gives me no doubt that my children will be safe in the bunks! Wow, is that tough stuff! The picture is from a different FMC. It shows the bunk with the strap sticking out.

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