Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bye Bye Miss Winnie! Hello Willie!

Well, we finally did it.  Our Condo in Ocean City sold in October.  That same day, we traded in Miss Winnie and purchased our Condo on Wheels, Willie.  It is a 2011 Open Range 5th Wheel and we were so excited.  It was in our driveway for about 2 1/2 weeks after we purchased it so we could "stock" it with things from Miss Winnie.  Then back to the dealer to be stored until leaving for our 7 week trip to Florida beginning the end of January.  Ken had some trouble sleeping about 2 weeks prior to our departure.  Had never driven a diesel truck much less a 5th wheel.  Apprehensive but also ready for a new adventure!  We departed on Tuesday, January 25th to try to beat the approaching snowstorm.  Had planned to leave early Sunday morning but had some truck problems and it was in the garage all day Monday.  Got it back at 6 PM on Monday and left at 4:15 AM on Tuesday.  The truck still gave us some "cliches" on the journey, but did okay.  About 280 miles into the trip on Rt. 95, a lady pulled up beside us and said our bike rack was dragging on the road with our bikes on it.  Wow!  Had to put the bikes in the back ot the truck for the rest of the trip.  Disappointing, but at least no one was hurt.  An inconvenience, but bikes can be replaced!  We arrived at the Holiday Travel Resort in Leesburg FL on Thursday around 3:30 PM.

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