Licky Licky (Tirzah) and Parker got to go. The others had a free day home to bark their fool heads off at the geese (Squishy Squishy Squishy) and the horses (Squishy, Cardiff & Soleil) and the little birds (Cardiff).
Here is Licky licking the tops of our Starbucks. Since I know Tirzah and her obsession, I did not put MY Starbucks down til I was done. T doesn't know. So, he had collie spit on his cup. And, his steering wheel, and the overdrive thingy thing, and the knobs on the radio...............
Parker was in a crate in the back because he does laps in the truck. Fun. I have trained T that this really ISN'T fun. So he rides in a crate ~ THANK GOD!!!!
Awwwhhhh......Tirzah is the new doggie to move up the ladder. She possibly is a house pet now. I'm screwed. She stands at the slider with her big brown eyes..... At least at night she's a house pet. We still REALLY miss Zoe, but Licky was really reminding me of Kaia. Sweet, except Tirzah is a little more of an airhead. Not that that's a bad thing. It's kinda endearing.
Our secret mission was t h a t w e g o t a n e w / u s e d r e c r e a t i o n al v e h i c l e . . . . . . . . . or in slang term.....an RV!!!!
My toy hauler has seen 5 years (almost to the week) of fun and it's time to move on. I've fought emotionally with it because it was the trailer that Pierre and I were going to spend a lot of time traveling with, but the truth of the matter is, T always hated it. It wasn't bought with him in mind and now we are on track with the current relationship ~ as far as rv's go. Might sound a little funny, but I'm ready to move on. Thou....NOT a Class A which is totally and obnoxiously his style, but a Class C. I won't be embarrassed to show up at the endurance rides with this one. I say it's "low profile".
Here it is!!!
And here is Licky in Winnie! (Or Minnie...WHATEVER!!)
A special note about this whole transaction. We had been looking off and on for about 2 years, but then got serious this last week or so. Not sure what the defining factor that might have been, but TULSA might have been one of them. And the fact that I didn't want to pay $90 to blow dry my hair at Apple Valley coming up, to hook into electrical.....(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for 2 nights......Winnie has a generator that you JUST switch a nob and you have full-blown electrical!) THAT defined a lot for me.
Anyway, I found this RV (after another one we loved fell thru) on Craigs list, but it was a bit of a drive. Not to N.Y. or anything TonyStressing like that, but a 6 1/2 hour drive south. We looked and looked and LOOKED 25 more times at the online photos of this used RV and it looked IMMACULATE with LOW miles. I was sure we'd get there and see bald tires and the slide-out would fall out (??) onto the driveway, or hahaha!! worse yet, people SMOKED in it. All of the above were not anything we needed to worry about. That whole adage about buying from a 90 year old couple who put 12 miles on the vehicle is true.....this was pretty much the situation. We bought it not from the 90 year old couple, but a retired couple (2nd owners ~ the original owners were 90) who kept it in IMMACULATE condition. Not only was it better than what we envisioned, the husband was a retired sheriff and at some point in his life, he had transported Khemosabi in his trailer. Life and people. So interesting and such a small world. This is the kind of stuff I love to find out about people. And, of course, I never think anything is an accident. Always a reason. It was really special.
The day was LONG and fun. The RV drives like a dream and T's already "updated" it with new knobs on the cabintry.
We were 1 hour from home last night and I was getting quite tired when I5 came to a total stop. I'm driving the RV with Tirzah and T & Parker (who are in front of us) are unfortunately stuck behind a Greyhound bus. (YUK!!) I feared the worst that there was a fatality on the hwy. It set us back 1 1/2 hours, but I always pray that the situation/people are ok. I know so many individuals lose it, being stuck in their vehicles and cussing the situation. I don't want to do that ~ to be so concerned about my situation and forget someone might be in a horrible accident. It turns out that there was massive goat death (reportedly around 30-40). Apparently a herd got onto the interstate and that was the end of their lives. Oh, I'm so glad I didn't see that! All I could think about is Bucky & Reeses. My cute little goats! Sooooo sad........
Anyway, we are home, tired but now it will be fun to outfit Winnie. More photos later!