I thought that I would finally post some fun stuff here on the forum after about a year of being more or less just a chronicaler (is there such a word?).
Last September my wife and I greeted a new member into our family. His name was Charlie and he was 232 inches and 8,421 pounds of bouncing joy. Of course life started out with some puking on us and teething problems but now he was all ours, warts and all. He is maturing nicely but there were moments when we had doubts and wondered which side of the family he really came from...
But there was a moment that hit us one day. It was that moment that the dream of having our own Sportmobile rig had indeed been realized and it was real and it was good.
That day was the day after I was about to return Charlie to the stork but realized that we could make the best out of a bad trip and focus on the fact that we had just fulfilled a many years old dream. We were driving down the Eastern Sierras on Hwy 395 and stopped for lunch at one of our all time favorite road food stops. Actually this place is anything but just your typical road stop, they have incredible food. Whoa Nelly Deli is well known and we had dreamed of going there and eating in our own Sportsmobile rig so we could be with our dogs and not eat in the front seat of a car or wrestling with 2 crazy canines freaking out if they saw a bird or other dogs while at a picnic bench. We just wanted to eat in the solitude and comfort of our own little home on wheels and just enjoy a great meal and the incredible scenery of Mono Lake just outside.
We did it and it almost brought tears to my wife's eyes.
I had pork chops with a cranberry sauce (I think) and the wife had something probably girlie and light (I remember, the lobster taquitos). We sat there and snarfed it all up. Afterwards we just sat and stared out the windows and looked at each other and smiled. We had done it. My wife made the dream come true and it was at that lunch that I realized that this was now going to be a big part of our lives going forward.
We are now SMB faithful. We have drank the Koolaid and it is good, except the chunks I choked on...
So do you have a moment that stands out or maybe several moments that you experienced that might be described using words like "epiphany", or "breakthrough", or "milestone", or maybe just that special moment that you will never forget for some reason related to your SMB?
Please share it.