Slice Of Life Story Challenge March 27 -Ruby Jean And Road Trip Reality
Ruby Jean & Road Trip Realities
However our dream of spending three days in a retro vintage caravan named 'Ruby Jean' disappears like a puff of smoke when the beds turn out fine for my elfin wife, but impossible for me. It is a Goldilocks moment no doubt. Way too short. Way too narrow.
After much manoeuvring I manage to squeeze into the lower bunk but find myself unable to move in any direction. It would prove a good fit for a small child, but impossible for a fully grown man. I am lying there like a cadaver and Vicki is working hard to restrain a laugh. 'This isn't going to work.' she admits. I can but agree. It would prove easier to squeeze a whale into a sardine can.
Extricating myself proves just as difficult. I am forced to pretzel my body into unnatural shapes to get out. Not unlike limbo dancing, minus the music and any semblance of fun. I could not imagine three nights in this tiny bed. It's goodbye Ruby Jean. The retro experience is thus, short lived.
Vicki speaks to the management of the holiday park and this time we are allotted accommodation in a Surf Villa. Much more spacious, really close to the beach and more than double the cost. Who cares? Not me. I've now got room to swing a cat should the thought overtake me.