We have embraced the American holiday weekend, it beats the pants off the Canadian Thanksgiving and then followed up by one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Cat loves the chaos but I prefer sleeping in. The poor suckers camping outside BestBuy at 3am in Maine. And that takes us to a tragic note. Three people were killed in the madness of these sales. One Walmart employee was trampled and two others at a Toys R’ Us shot one another over a piece of discounted merchandise. Come on! Yesterday was Thanksgiving wasn’t it?
So we are looking at the Class A, as Cat highlighted in the previous post, the main reason being the discomfort in moving long distances with a 5th wheel. No slides is fine, I don’t want to have to pack up and move a lot of items everytime we go somewhere. We’re going with an old one since we would have to get another vehicle regardless in June once the lease is up on the truck. Trading the Escalade makes zero sense… we’re in a negative equity situation, and the prospects of getting that much more money is slim. So the next step will be to find a piece of land where we can park the Escalade permanently. I’ll have to talk to the bank to see if they’ll consider it a primary residence (mobile home), and then work on negotiating a much more favourable – traditional mortgage. I’m aiming for the least amount of debt right now.
We are currently at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, and it is significantly warmer here than North Florida. It was the first day we have run the A/C — instead of the fireplace! Love this park, it has really grown on us. The first time we came here, we thought it very decrepit, the place is brush filled and has fire charred trees. It’s a very dry area and the park often conducts controlled burns. I really like the area around Jupiter. It’s more laid back before hitting busy south Florida.