So now that we had bought our first camp vehicle, we took the two kids on week long travel trips all over these Pacific Northwest mountains & valleys. We were providing our kids with memories. Through the years up until they were into their late teens, we took our yearly family week long camp out. Naturally their interest in going with the "folks" faded and/or they got busy with their own adult lives that our camping trips slowly stopped. We sold the camper & settled for staying in Motels & Hotels when ever we went on trips.
A few years ago, my Hub & I bought a 19 ft Conversion Van Moter Home. It was cute, funky and perfect for our twosome trips. The kids called it "the Beast". We've used it quite often and I had looked forward to many adventures together in our old age. Sadly.... very sadly... I lost my husband in Feb.
"The Beast" sat for the rest of the winter and the early spring. I got out to start it in May a couple of times. I drove it to the next town a couple of times just to keep the fluids going. In July, (acctually June...as corrected by my daughter) my daughter & grandsons came over to go camping. We were going to go up to Roslyn, Washington to the Vintage Trailer ralley. The morning we planned to leave, I thought it would be a good idea to open up the hood and check the oil. This is what we saw.