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Whatever happened to forgiveness?

Recently I had a discussion with my brother about forgiveness. It began with his question, “Whatever happened to people forgiving one another instead of always being offended?”

The dictionary defines forgive as the ability to stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake; to cease to feel resentment against. Within that definition is the word offense or the annoyance and resentment brought about by a perceived insult or disregard for one’s standards or principles. These definitions of forgiveness and offense make the question even more intriguing.

What happened to people that they can’t stop feeling anger or resentment toward others and continue to embrace perceived insults for one’s standards or principles?

“Every scheme of the wicked in his arrogance [says], “There is no God, [so] it won’t be held against me” (Psalm 10:4).

The answer to that question is quite simple though somewhat complex and begins with our culture’s loss of belief in God (Elohim) as a Sovereign King, loss of their identity as a human being created by Him, and loss of humility before this Sovereign King. Arrogance stands in direct opposition to Him and is the seed of fruit eaten in the garden.

“So repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps you will yet be forgiven for holding such a thought in your heart” (Acts 8:22).

Years ago I read a book entitled, “Out on a Broken Limb” by Shirley McLaine who has no fear of her Creator, but believes herself God. There was a little description of her standing on the shore of a great ocean punching her fists in the air screaming at the top of her lungs, “I AM GOD!” over and over confirming her stance in the presence of the Almighty that She. Is. God. Yet, in the ears of the Creator of the Universe, her voice sounds like a mere ant standing on a minute grain of sand. He could barely hear her tiny high-pitched squeal and only laughed at her arrogance. Such arrogance breeds offense and not forgiveness.

Yeshua taught in “The Lord’s Prayer:” “Forgive us what we have done wrong, as we too have forgiven those who have wronged us.” Yet, arrogance never allows for personal wrongdoing. Arrogance judges others as the wrong doers and therefore responds with offense and unforgiveness. This arrogant attitude destroys personal relationships in families between parents and children, marriages, friendships and even fellowships. Forgiveness is an act of humility and as taught by Yeshua has a condition, “but if you do not forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will not forgive yours” (Matthew 6:12, 15).

Herein lies what I view as the problem. We live in a culture where a heavenly Father no longer exists in the minds and hearts of His creation. So, who cares if He forgives us or not? We are ‘little gods’ and create Him in our image just like Shirley McClaine standing on the beach. We should care because without forgiveness we will continue to live in a culture of offense that will escalate in strife, anger, bitterness and murder while we wonder what is happening in the world.

“Bear with one another; if anyone has a complaint against someone else, forgive him. Indeed, just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive” (Colossians 3:13).

Love. Social media is filled with memes about love. Love is constantly preached in our culture, but it’s not a Biblical love that forbears, politely or patiently restraining an impulse to do something. It’s a Beatles kind of love that is humanistic making the individual the center of the universe. It is a deceptive love that speaks tolerance, but never forbears. This redefinition of love is not the authentic, unconditional love that each person’s soul truly seeks. In fact, it appears to be a type of love that actually promotes dissension and division between individuals and groups of people.

“Love covers a multitude of sins …” (1 Peter 4:8).

First Corinthians 13, the chapter in the Bible that actually defines authentic sacrificial love, says keeping a record of wrongs is not love and neither is being easily angered, rude or selfish. Yet, the greatest kindness we can give to one another is to bear with one another and not keep a record of the offenses, allowing them to build until they explode which is what we are seeing in our godless culture.

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted; and forgive each other, just as in the Messiah God has also forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).

According to the definition of offense, it is ‘perceived’ and not necessarily something finite or real. It is something that the minds of men embrace to the point that it takes over their entire thought process until it defines who they are. We were not created to be defined by a political view or morality issues; we were created to be transformed into the image of Yeshua, the one who gave his life so that we could not only be forgiven our offenses, but have the ability to forgive others. Offense, like forgiveness, is a choice and matter of the condition of one’s tender heart or having a kind, gentle, or sentimental nature. Again, tenderheartedness is not the norm in our godless culture because our hearts have become hard toward our Creator and we define ourselves and our lives apart from Him.

“You bring frail mortals to the point of being crushed, then say, “People, repent!” (Psalm 90:3).

In Hebrew, the word ‘repent’ is teshuvah which means to make a 180 degree turn in your life and return back to God. According to the prophet Isaiah, the solution to sin, wickedness and evil arrogant thoughts that bring offense, is a return to God and His ways which includes forgiveness (Isaiah 55:7) As mortal human beings we become easily offended by ideas and opinions that differ from ours, however, our Sovereign King is offended by sin, actions that are highly reprehensible to Him. These actions are outlined in the Bible that no one wants to read because we are such modern people and the words of our Creator have been deemed as outdated. Obeying them would be like going back to the 1700s. Really, it would be like going back further than that, back 4000 years. The underlying message of repentance is missing in today’s spiritually diverse culture. Fear of being intolerant or unloving has made acknowledging sin and its consequences a judgmental action rather than truly loving. Yet, forgiveness is magnanimous when repentance is true.

When post-modern individuals care about the actions that are reprehensible to God can they understand the depth of their weakened human state that focuses on offensive ideas and opinions and not the power of God’s forgiveness. We live in a culture that mocks God and pounds their fists in the air at those who do put their faith in Him. They still cannot see they are not ‘little gods’ and those voices raised in arrogance against God and His people still sound like a mere ant standing on a grain of sand. He laughs at every teeny weeny voice trying to be so bold as to redefine His world and His standards. It doesn’t matter what the government defines as right or wrong by law; governments come and go. It only matters what God defines as right and wrong whether it’s abortion, fornication, adultery, stealing, lying and the worship of the false god of self because His laws are eternal. Only through humility will anyone understand the depth of God’s love for humanity’s pointless arrogance against Him and be able to forgive others rather than hold onto an offended, judgmental attitude based on ideas and political concepts that will pass away when we do.

“Don’t judge, and you won’t be judged. Don’t condemn, and you won’t be condemned. “Forgive, and you will be forgiven” (Luke 6:37). 

I find it almost laughable when godless people quote Yeshua’s words “Don’t judge and you won’t be judged” so they sound knowledgeable about a God they don’t want to accept or deny exists. These are the same folks who judge and condemn those who read the Bible as being judgmental! If only they would take one second and open a Bible, they would see the rest of that verse, “Forgive and you will be forgiven.” There is less judgment in the Bible than lovingkindness, mercy, grace and forgiveness. Instead of focusing on forgiving, forbearing and being tenderhearted, these misinformed people focus on judging and condemning others’ views they do not understand while pontificating Scriptures they know nothing about. It’s unfortunate that most of these people base their knowledge of the Bible on the behavior of many who claim to be Bible believers, but deny the reality of God’s commandments in their own lives.

“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered over …” (Romans 4:7).

Forgiveness is the willful act of covering over the sins and offenses of another. This is not the same as giving a thumbs-up to their sins and offenses for sins against God are established until the world to come and will ultimately be judged by Him. This type of forgiveness is the ability to overlook the offense and accept the individual in the state in which they live and think. When there is this type of forgiveness, relationships are established that may bring peace, joy, and hope into an individual’s heart.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in that the Messiah died on our behalf while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8).

While offense brings arguments, divisions, civil unrest and broken relationships, forgiveness brings restoration and blessing. In Hebrew the word for blessing is barak and means ‘to kneel down and show respect.’ This is the epitome of forgiveness – to kneel down in front of the one who has offended you showing respect for that person’s humanity as one created in the image of God. This is the greatest act of Biblical love, forbearance, tenderheartedness and forgiveness that the world not only is searching for, but needs desperately to see emulated by those who have had their sins forgiven by God through Yeshua and know the power and blessing of that forgiveness.

“Claiming to be wise, they have become fools! In fact, they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for mere images, like a mortal human being …. In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking…. They are filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and vice; stuffed with jealousy, murder, quarreling, dishonesty and ill-will; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God; they are insolent, arrogant and boastful; they plan evil schemes; they disobey their parents;  they are brainless, faithless, heartless and ruthless. They know well enough God’s righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die; yet not only do they keep doing them, but they applaud others who do the same” (Romans 1:22-32).

Back to the original question: “Whatever happened to people not forgiving and holding onto offenses? Simply. Without God, no one knows or understands the concept of forgiveness and therefore holds onto their personal perceived offenses. Without God, we are nothing but bumbling fools who have been deceived into believing that we, mere humans, can make the world a kinder, better, more loving place. And, we can’t.

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Cherry Blossom

As we neared the end of our summer at Cooper Creek, we knew we needed a winter ‘job’ somewhere in Colorado. Why not Florida or Texas? Colorado is our ‘home.’ My husband and I met in Boulder, built a log home in the foothills west of Boulder in Fourmile Canyon, and had each of our four children in Boulder. Though we moved from Colorado to podunk, our hearts never left the place we called ‘home.’ Now that our four children are adults: our oldest daughter is married and lives in Alaska, our youngest son lives in California, our oldest son is married and lives in Parker, Colorado and our youngest daughter lives in Fort Collins. We spent the summers in Alaska and so we figured why not spend the winter in Colorado with two of our other children? (The one in California will be visited on the trips north and south.)

The best part about Colorado winters is that one day you can receive two feet of snow, but three days later it is gone due to the number of days of sunshine per year (300) and the warmth that sun provides. So, my search began at Cherry Creek State Park because it’s very close to my son’s house in Parker. I sent an email every day for a week to the same person requesting a camphost position for the winter. Amazingly, I received a response – a positive response. We were offered a ‘volunteer’ position in the park as the main camphosts in the only loop they have open in the winter. I found it funny that it is called Abilene as we could say we are in a part of Texas!

In Alaska, we boondock and get paid. In Colorado, we live for free and volunteer our time cleaning the bathrooms which are beautifully tiled and relatively spotless (especially after I started working in them). We also have to ready sites for the next guests which doesn’t involve much when there is snow all around though some guests still have campfires so the pits have to be cleaned. Though the loop is the same size as our loop in Alaska, we have a golf cart to drive around with our cleaning supplies. Honestly, I enjoy walking more, but it is easier to transport a broom, shovel, and trash buckets in a cart. We also had to be trained to work in the campground office answering phone calls, booking group sites for the summer, checking in and out campers along with general cleaning.

Not long into our gig at Cherry Creek, my husband was hired at Centennial Airport as a ramp manager. He directs airplanes in and out of the ‘parking area’ in sun, rain, snow and below zero temperatures. For a man who is virtually retired, he works hard 40 hours per week. His pay and his daily tips cover our basic life costs, and, he meets a lot of rich and famous people (Peyton Manning being a regular).

Because he has a fulltime job, I became ‘the camphost’ who either works in the office or cleans sites and bathrooms. Unlike Alaska, I actually have days off per week which allows me to do laundry and grocery shop after I take my husband to work. One of the interesting differences between Cherry Creek and Cooper Creek is the constant oversight of the park by rangers/law enforcement. At Cherry Creek we are not to deal with issues that we constantly deal with at Cooper Creek. For the most part, we enjoy not having such intense responsibility with keeping guests ‘in line,’ but we do not have as close of contact with visitors as we would like as hosts.

As a ‘camp host,’ I work with two other volunteers who help with the daily routines. They both spent the hectic summer here at the campground – one worked in the tent loop, the other in the office. Hectic? This park has over 1 million visitors per year because it is literally an oasis in the middle of Denver. It is the largest and oldest state park in Colorado, and, someone had the forethought to protect this area as a wildlife refuge.

Within the park are coyotes, white-tailed and mule deer, geese, rabbits who get into trouble, squirrels who live in the dumpster, and owls. Every evening we are whoooooed to sleep by so many owls it seems like thousands live in the trees above our trailer. As I mentioned earlier, Colorado winters are unique. With the miles and miles of trails, on beautiful days bikers fill the park along with hikers and dog walkers. I have taken to hiking the trails on my days off and collecting trash in and around the beach areas. Sadly, the only place I have ever hiked that I didn’t find trash was in the wetlands area where no bikes or dogs are allowed. As the weather gets colder, people ice skate or ice fish on the reservoir though it’s not recommended by the rangers and I wonder if the small bike tires they have planted near the beaches would really save anyone if they fell through the ice. Still, the ice looks beautiful with its frozen waves, cracks, and birds scattered on it hunkered down far from the shore.

As we wind down our 5-month commitment here, the weather has turned much colder with the lows in the negative digits. We have propane delivery which has made the heating aspect of our time here less stressful. We have water which has frozen only once because of a loose connection at the outside faucet. Even with it freezing, we don’t have to haul water! We have electricity which allows us to run our fireplace heaters and make it a cozy little home. No listening to a generator every morning and evening! Even better, we have sewer so we don’t have to haul our waste to an outhouse. It’s actually like living in a real home; however, we really do love boondocking on the Kenai Peninsula and look forward to heading north again in April – IF we have a safe trailer to pull behind us which is another story in the Miss Adventures of the Modern Nomad.

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Miss Adventures of the Modern Nomad

2016 Forest River Crusader and our wonderful Ford Truck

Where do I begin? As I have blogged over the past two years, my husband and I purchased a 2016 Forest River Crusader 5th-wheel trailer and a Ford F350 dually truck to pull it.  This all came about when he lost his job with Cabela’s corporate offices after they were involved in a hostile takeover that eventually led to Cabela’s selling to Bass Pro.  Yes, for those who don’t know, Bass Pro is now the official owner of Cabela’s. At that time, we decided to put our house on the market in February 2016 and drive to Alaska to work as campground hosts at Cooper Creek National Forest Campground along the Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska. 

Cooper Creek South
Our Home at Cooper Creek

We began our adventure in Loveland, Colorado so we would be close to the dealer when it came to working out quirks from the trailer’s newness. From the short three-hour drive from our home, the curtain rods in the closet fell and we had scratches on the glass doors on the kitchen and pantry cabinets. Our first showers revealed that no one had caulked the shower and water leaked everywhere. Within a week or so we needed a new board for the refrigerator and a new board for the furnace. Remember, this trailer is only a few months old.  

From the moment we left Loveland, Colorado, Miss Adventures of being a modern nomad arrived in our life and began her activities.  The first event happened when our pre-owned truck decided to lose 6 of its 8 cylinders over Donner Pass.  We had a delay of 10-days while a dealer in Auburn, California waited for the parts to arrive from Tim-Buk-Too. We were able to have a wonderful visit with our son in San Jose and enjoyed the beautiful yard of my husband’s cousin where we parked our rig.

The next adventures occurred as we traveled the freeways and cabinets and curtain rods fell off the walls. Even the shelves of the pantry eventually cracked and broke and we had to replace and reinforce them.

Our Slashed Tires

But the greatest Miss Adventure of the first year occurred in Quesnel, British Columbia when our tires were slashed in a Walmart parking lot by Steven Gattenby, a disgruntled hater of the United States. We were forced to buy several tires for our trailer and our truck.  The adventures continued in the Yukon Territory when I thought someone was sabotaging our trailer again, but it was only a 6.4 earthquake and its aftershock.

Eventually we ended up at Cooper Creek Campground and worked for Alaska Recreational Management! We love you all!

Our sweet little campground
Our Office at Cooper Creek North
on the Kenai River

Year number two began uneventful (yay), but when we arrived at Cooper Creek campground for our second summer, we noticed a small crack in the exterior of our trailer between two of the slides.  This caused great concern because we had met other hosts whose fifth-wheel front fell off due to the frost heaves.  We didn’t want that to happen to us and had our trailer ‘x-rayed’ before we left Loveland the second year.  We were told everything looked safe and sound! As the trailer sits for the summer, the crack remained about 2-3 inches long.  When the summer ended, we packed up and headed south toward the US on the Alcan Highway.

Mile Zero, the Alcan Highway

Many people ‘hear’ that the Alcan is a horrible highway.  Probably until the last 20 years it was a difficult travel, but early on in the 1950s – 1980s, it was dirt in many places and frost heaves abounded.  What is a frost heave? According to the dictionary, “it is the uplift of water-saturated soil or other surface deposits due to expansion on freezing; a mound is formed by frost heave, especially when broken through the pavement of a road.”  A frost heave can be minor, but the major ones wreak havoc on vehicles and trailers, especially on those who drive fast! All of the present-day Alcan is paved so it’s really good road except for those places further north where there are frost heaves.  Most heaves are marked with signs or red flags, but some appear suddenly and road maintenance crews can’t mark each and every one.  We knew that our travel south with the crack could be … well, merciless on our trailer.  

Frost heave sign along the highway

The worst part of the Alcan is in the Yukon Territory at a village called Destruction Bay (population 48), not because of destruction by frost heaves, but because of its destruction from wind storms off the bay on Kulane Lake during the military construction of the road in 1942. In the past two years, the maintenance crews have made this section quite nice, nicer than most sections of the road.   Still, the pavement tends to be bumpy and slow-going.

Kulane National Park, Yukon Territory

Several days into our trip south, we stopped at Destruction Bay for fuel. The gas station/ motel looks dumpy on the outside, but to our surprise was very nice inside and we bought several bottles of Yukon maple syrup!   When we checked our crack, it had lengthened to about 6-9 inches.

As we traveled and stopped for the night, we needed to open the slides and began to notice they were very sluggish coming in and out.  One slide, the side with the most weight (fridge, stove, pantry, fireplace and TV) had actually stressed the vinyl on the inside flooring until it cracked.  I put some clear packaging tape over it so that it wouldn’t ‘catch’ and tear the whole floor.  Sluggish slides are normal when you open them once or twice a day on battery power, but they were sluggish when we were plugged into electrical power. And, we were opening and closing them several times a day: closing in the morning when leaving a campground, opening and closing for a lunch stop, and then opening for our evening stop.  Our trips lasts about 2 weeks so that is 26-28 times that the slides were opened and closed during the trip south. We worried that ‘this time’ they might not actually come in or out, however, we kept pressing on toward ‘home’ where the dealer could look at it while still under Warranty.

By the time we traveled through British Columbia, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado to our home in Nebraska, the crack had lengthened to nearly 12 inches and we began noticing cracks to start on the four corners of each of the slides.  We made an appointment for it to be checked and dropped it off for a two-week inspection.  The dealer found that the cracking was not only on the outside, but also the inside.  The axles and leaves of the axles were flattened not allowing for the correct suspension and so with every bump on the highway – and Alberta, Wyoming and Colorado are worse than the Alcan – the entire trailer was being jolted.  

After their two-week inspection, we had an extensive meeting with the major players at our dealer. We discussed the options under the two-year Warranty for the frame.  Forest River, the manufacturer, wanted a gazillion photos, a stress test and a Camber test so they could be ready to fix the issues in mid-February as we needed it by May 1 to return to Alaska for our third year at Cooper Creek.   We had found a winter job hosting and would be spending the winter at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colorado so the trailer would sit quietly and hopefully nothing more would happen to make it impossible for it to be picked up and driven to Indiana.

Cherry Creek State Park Campground

The pictures taken over the next few months started revealing the underlying reason for the damage to the trailer – the axle leaves. The springs were completely flat. There was little to no suspension and  eventually the trailer began leaning toward the driver’s side, the refrigerator began sticking because it no longer sat square and our bathroom door which once was able to stand open would slowly close as the trailer leaned toward that side.  Three separate times we heard loud BANGS and the trailer would shift – to this day we have no idea what that was or what it means. 

Cracking on the outside of the slide
Axle and leaves

It is now the beginning of February and we’re preparing to send our trailer to the manufacturer in Indiana.  We rented a storage unit – our house sold and closed January 30 so we no longer have a ‘home’ apart from the trailer – and began to box everything up in the trailer.  We caled the dealer and eventually the manufacturer only to find out that no one reserved the mid-February date on the service calendar – neither our dealer nor anyone at the manufacturer who should have been following through on all of the photos! One employee said he had never even heard of us or our situation even though the photos had been sent to him at his request. He apparently really didn’t want to deal with us because during our call for information he hung up on us.

We are now in another Miss Adventure. We have to leave Cherry Creek at the end of March. To be in Alaska by the first of May we have to begin our trek by mid-April.   We have to have a trailer for traveling and for living.  Forest River can’t and WON’T make an appointment with us in spite of this great gaffeur until July (which won’t work) or next October, an entire year after the initial inspection and the original determination that our Crusader needs extensive work! One employee of Forest River actually told us to drive it to Alaska and back. He wouldn’t give us a guarantee that it would make it without falling apart – in fact, he said it wouldn’t fall apart as he’s never seen such a thing in 20 years of working with trailers.

As camphosts we meet a lot of very interesting people from everywhere in the world.  At Cherry Creek, we met Italians who homeschool their three children in their toy hauler, world schoolers from the Netherlands who travel the world with their children, and four radical road schoolers with a fat cat who just happened to stop at Cherry Creek before heading for several months to the Colorado mountains for an extensive ski trip.  As we chatted about our issues, their faces froze.  They had their very own Miss Adventure.

After looking at our cracks, they told us they had similar cracking in their Heartland fifth-wheel (and they’ve never been to Alaska) that were superficially fixed under their Warranty.  While driving in the northeast toward Canada, their fifth-wheel completely fell apart.  They limped to an RV park where Heartland wouldn’t help them because they were no longer under Warranty and they refused to back up their product and its frame (made by Lippert who owns the market on RV frames).  Yes, the superficial fixes didn’t fix the problems with their frame and their axles! This family has been on social media, radio shows and have their own blog that has reached 100,000 people and still Heartland has no heart to make things right.  They eventually paid off their loan, abandoned their trailer at the RV park for parts and trash and had to buy a new one – a totally different brand.

We are not so far into our Miss Adventure, but with similar cracking, slides that are mis-aligned, flat suspension and most likely a bent frame, we are not interested in driving to Alaska and having our trailer disintegrate somewhere in the desolation of the Yukon Territory.   We are not interested in parts flying off and hurting another traveler or having our trailer become dis-membered and perhaps cause serious injury to us. It seems no one considers that liability when traveling with a trailer is known to have extensive issues needing to be repaired.

Is all hope lost?  Never.  First we have an amazing Creator, Father, Provider, and Warrior for a King and God. We have been praying for His favor and mercy on us and, as one friend reminded us ‘many counselors make for wise decisions’ (Proverbs 15:22).  So we have been counseling with many different people from many different angles to come up with fair and viable options.

Virden, Manitoba, Canada

As of today, we are still in a waiting period while our dealer, (the dealership was sold January 1, 2019 to make things even more interesting) processes the idea that we trade-in our rig for a good deal on a new one while they send ours to the manufacturer at their leisure and re-sell it as a pre-owned trailer.  For us that is the best option at this point for both our living needs and traveling needs as well as timing for our Alaska job, BUT the decision is up to who and what is left of the dealership in MANITOBA, Canada.  Yes, Manitoba, Canada! If they accept our option, we may have to drive our trailer to that dealer (Loveland is more realistic as Manitoba adds the danger aspect of the travel) and drive the new one back to Colorado where everything we own is in storage.  But, hey, we’ve never been to Manitoba and one of the reasons we are full-time modern nomads is to see and visit places we have never been.  At this point in our Miss Adventure, we are hopeful that the dealer will help us resolve all of these issues. We will be able to do a trade-in in Canada and resume our nomadic lifestyle.

As for the manufacturer, Forest River, we won’t say anything negative until they truly act contrary to their corporate Code of Ethics apart from the slamming of the phone. No matter what is said to them by who, they still can’t grasp that we need our trailer before May 1 and they are not making any attempt work this problem through with us our our dealer. Apparently, even if they would work with our timing, Forest River is not known to be reliable on completion dates so really going that route would be as bumpy as a frost heave.

We have been asked if we filed an insurance claim. Yes, we have. Unfortunately, insurance is for accidents not failure from manufacturing problems especially when still under Warranty. We can’t prove the cracking issues came from the frost heaves so they can’t use that as an accidental cause though in a round about way it may be. What we are hoping for from the insurance company is that an adjuster will come out and decide whether or not the trailer is safe for driving. After all, they aren’t going to want to pay out liability money already knowing the trailer is not safe to drive. Their inspection will just confirm our concerns with the ‘someone’ who thinks driving our trailer with cracks back and forth to Alaska is a not good idea.

Option: Cardinal Luxury

In the meantime, we are looking at new fifth-wheel trailers. Unfortunately, we may have to settle for another Forest River, but then maybe not. God knows the plan and we are just walking this whole adventure out step by step. We love our trailer, but it’s no longer made. We loved having the middle bunk room for an office, extra storage and a room for grandchildren sleepovers, but we also believe that some of the problems the trailer encountered was because it is 42-feet long with only two axels. We are looking for something a tad shorter with better axles and a hitch with suspension. Until we know whether or not our idea becomes a real option, we remain in Camphost spot #1 at Cherry Creek State Park Campground in Aurora, Colorado until the end of March. Come visit us if you’re in the area!

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