After several delays and in between snow showers, we are finally getting loaded up in our fifth wheel and ready to leave the wintery Upper Peninsula of Michigan and head for warmer weather and sunshine down south for the winter.  This is only our second time using our camper and the first time taking the cats with us.  To get them ready, I have been trying to acclimate them by taking them to the camper for an hour at a time while I packed and did things there.  So far it has been very slow to go!  The first time over there,  Maya squeezed between a four inch slot under the bed and would not come out.  Yesterday I finally got her to go into the litter box cubby, but she decided to hunker down and hide in there.  We had to pull her out from the outside entrance.  Kirby has done a little better.  He likes to look out the windows.  I think it’s going to take a while for them to get used to it.  I just hope they finally relax and get comfortable.  Yesterday I bought a kitty bed to put under the kitchen table. I wish I could take their kitty condo because they love it, but it’s just too big.  

Aside from the cats it’s been a lot of trips from the house to the camper carrying over supplies, clothes, groceries, kitchenware, etc.  IT’S A LOT OF WORK!!  I seriously am surprised that people go to all this trouble to go camping for a weekend!  

I’m excited to have this winter off work and away from the cold and snow but I have been very nervous about how it’s all going to go.  Will we like it?  Will the cats adjust?  Can we afford it?  So many things to make a person anxious!  My theory is that you never know until you try, so I’m willing to give it a go!  If we don’t enjoy it we will know and we can try something else next year.  Life is full of unknowns.  Fear of change becomes more prominent as we get older.  Now is the time to seize the day and push yourself, even if it takes you outside your comfort zone.  I’m willing to accept that things don’t always go as planned, that life isn’t perfect….but it’s a journey and I want to make the most of this wonderful adventure called life!  Wish us luck!!