Jonathan greets me at the door of the Casita office.
He welcomes the crew and me into the showroom with a big “good morning” and a smile. A Spirit model is in front of us. Jonathan extends his arm toward its door, “Go ahead and take a look.”
Oh no. If I fall in love with this Spirit, then I’m going to be disappointed with my Liberty. I step in and give the interior a quick glance. Hmmm. Nice. Very nice.
Jonathan says, “C’mon over here and see a Liberty just like yours.”
I am so excited I can hardly think straight.
I step inside and instantaneously the words tumble out, “Oh, I picked the right one! Jonathan, I picked the right one!”
The Liberty is better than I had imagined! . . . and it looks and feels roomier than the brochure pictures I’ve studied a gazillion times.
Jonathan leads the crew and I out to the garage where two Casitas sit side-by-side.
“That’s yours over there.”
I walk up to her, put my cheek against her shiny fiberglass, and give her a big hug! Mine at last!
Then, while waiting for Victor to come out to give me my orientation, a fella walks over to me from the other bay and says, “You must be that lady with the blog.”
“What? Yes, I am. How did you know?”
He tells me he ordered his Casita six months ago and stumbled across rvsue and her canine crew. He and his wife have been reading the blog ever since. His Casita is in the bassinet –er, bay — next to mine. I tell him to say hi to his wife. We chat for a while and wish each other good luck. Of course, in all the excitement I forget his name.
Orientation is fun!
Victor finds the right hitch extension and ball which is welded on in about fifteen minutes while I have a cup of coffee in the cool waiting room. Spikey wanders around the offices and showroom, while clingy Bridget sits at my feet.
Victor takes his time and does an excellent job explaining how to hitch up and work all the systems. Orientation over, I go to Jonathan’s office and turn over the certified check, plus a personal check for the hitch extension that was attached. Jonathan draws me a map to the campground, gives me a load of encouragement, and we go outside to take pictures.
Enough talk! You want to see the pictures!
Next . . . our first camp at Navarro Mills Lake!