|Above, The Beast in Tarzana, California in February 2015. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Four days ago marked the third anniversary of my purchase of The Beast.
It was February 24, 2015 when I flew down to La Mesa RV in San Diego to buy my 2015 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R. I negotiated a price before heading down to San Diego. After finding out when the RV would be ready for pick-up, I got a plane ticket to San Diego and flew down.
La Mesa RV sent one of their employees to pick me up at San Diego International Airport (formerly known as Lindbergh Field).
|Above, at the West Entrance/Yellowstone KOA. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
After completing all the paperwork and giving them a bank check, I headed home. Since it has been a long time since I last drove a Class C motorhome, it was a little intimidating at first, but I got used to it.
On the way home, I stopped by my Aunt Rose's home in Mission Viejo for a quick visit and to give her and my cousins a little tour of the RV. I am glad I did as this was the last time I was able to visit with her as she passed away 11 months later.
The Minnie Winnie has given me three years of trouble-free service. I have visited 11 states and stayed at 40 RV parks and campgrounds. The longest trip lasted three weeks when I went to Metropolis, Illinois in 2016. The next memorable trip was going to Idaho to view the solar eclipse last summer.
|Above, in the total eclipse's shadow during totality in Idaho. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The Beast (my daughter Amber named it) came in handy recently when I moved to Jamestown, New Mexico. My cat Sierra and I lived in it for 12 days while waiting for my furniture and belongings to be delivered by the movers. I plan on getting it a metal garage. It will be built somewhere on the second acre that adjoins my house. That will come during the spring months when the weather warms up and the frequent (they've been frequent since I moved here) snowstorms cease.
Luckily for me, La Mesa RV has a dealership in Albuquerque for any service needs.
The following video is what convinced me that the Minnie Winnie 22R was the right RV for me.