Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The BIG BIG News

 

Some of you may be wondering what the big news is.

After several sleepless and stressful day’s we decided I should get on a plane and go visit George and Linda and there little man Buddy http://geolinsblog.blogspot.com/.

So off to Phoenix,AZ I went Tuesday evening. After landing at Sky Harbor airport witch is a whole city it self very large and finally finding my way to the front door,then locating the rental car bus.

By the time I got the car and drove the 30 miles to Sun City West and found my hotel I was worn out. Did I mention I have not flown on a plane in 15 years can you say stress..

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Nice room and not a bad price.

After another restless night and wondering if we were making the right choice. Any of you know what I’m talking about? I guess you will have to read on to see what I did before you can answer that.

Up early Wednesday 2 o'clock ,3 o’clock,4 o’clock and finely 6 o’clock got up and dressed then down stairs to try and  choke down a little of the free breakfast.

View  out the window of my room.

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Finally a round 8 o’clock after thinking about getting back on that plane and getting back to KC, I drove over to meet George and Linda. I meet George out back of there condo, we hit it off right away and had a good chin wagging.

This is what I came here to see George about..

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You can see more pictures on Georges blog http://geolinsblog.blogspot.com/

After George kept twisting my arm we made a deal and it was ours. Let me tell you that George is a tuff salesman. 

George,Linda and Buddy were some of the nicest people and dog you could ever meet.  After saying our good byes I was off back to KC sure hated to leave that beautiful area.

I left about 1pm Wednesday and drove thru some beautiful country.

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One picture I forgot to get was one of George,Linda and Buddy,to many things on my mind I guess.

After a long 1400 mile drive I arrived home Friday at 2pm tired. But let me say that Dodge Cummins pulled like a champ up and down hills.

Now the next move is to put the house on the market next spring and hope it sells fast.

We want to leave here with some money and be debt free.

ONE DAY AND STEP CLOSER TO OUR DREAM

27 comments:

Peter + Beatrix said...

Congrats, Congrats!!! I bet you are very happy people now. And what a beautiful rig you got. Hit the road and be free!

Bob said...

Holy Moly!
Congratulations! I have to confess I was kinda skipping ahead there, since I didn't really think staying in the hotel had that much to do with the Big News!
I guess we'll need more pictures now?
I'm just saying.

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...you are one brave soul. Have you ever driven a 5th wheeler before? Cedar Creek is a great choice. Hope you give us a tour of the inside! Not get that house ready to sale. Enjoy!

heyduke50 said...

congrats on your successful flight...

Happytrails said...

Congratulations....she's a beauty!!
Get that house on the market!!

George said...

Kenny,Glad you had a good trip home.It was an absolute pleasure to meet you.It was hard watching you drive off but we felt you and your family were meant to have it.Enjoy as we did.Sending you a package Monday morning. George

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Congratulations! It looks like a beautiful rig!

Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

Judy and Emma said...

Wow. That was a surprise. Congratulations!

Rick and Paulette said...

Big surprise! Congrats! It looks like you bought a really great combo! That was a long drive home in 3 days but a great learning experience!

Paul and Mary said...

WOW! What a maiden voyage!!!

Congratulations! We look forward to seeing more pictures and reading about your adventures to come.

Best wishes for many safe, happy and trouble-free miles. Cheers!

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

WOW, Congrats...don't wait to put the house on the market -- move into your new home & put up the sign out front!

Ali said...

Congratulations!!! You will have to change your header picture with your new home...enjoy and hope to see you down the road.

Jim and Sandie said...

WOW - congrats you guys. Great looking rig. And you are now well on your way to your dream.

Carol K said...

That is big, big news. You had me going there for a while. I assume you are going to sell your Tioga? Congratulations!

Bob and Jo said...

Congratulations, another ShowMe State person will be full-timing soon.

Gene and Judi said...

Congratulations! You're gonna love it!

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

congrats to you both!!..very nice new to you rig!!!....onwards to the next step!!!..yippee!!!

Phyllis said...

I was concerned when I read on George's blog they were selling the rig and truck. Then I was relieved when it sold. Had no idea I would "know" both the seller and the buyer. Congrats to all four of you (five I suppose if I include Buddy).

We had a 2002 Cedar Creek. Hope you enjoy this one as much as we enjoyed ours.

Kathy said...

One GIANT step toward your dream!
Congratulations and...
PICTURES please!!! K

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That was a big surprise, congrats. Nothing like a long trip to get use to the rig:)

Dennis and Donna said...

HOLY DUMP STATION, BATMAN!!! WHEN YOU TWO DO IT, YOU DO IT BIG...WE ARE SOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!! CEDAR CREEK HAS A GOOD REP, AND THE DIESEL IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO WHEN PULLIN' A LOAD...I AM SO JEALOUS OF THE FULL TIME PART...ARE YOU STILL COMING WITH US THIS WINTER??

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Way to GO,you have now officially joined the 5th wheel club, Ah the smell of Diesel fumes in the morning. Good Luck on what looks to be a really sharp rig. Be safe out there, and maybe we'll see you in Columbia after the weather warms up.. Sam & Donna..

Merri said...

WOW! Congrats!! I clicked the link to see the inside pics... what a wonderful place you have there. Enjoy! Diesels rock!! ~M

Bob and Vicky said...

New to your blog here but sure do like you choice - we are on our 3rd Cedar Creek - loved them all. Get that house sold and hit the road.

JoJo said...

Congrats! Big difference from the Class C. Enjoy and stay safe.

Kevin and Ruth said...

Congratulations! Sorry I am a little late, it is hard to try and stay ahead of the blogs so I got behind. What a great surprise. Glad you had a good drive home and the everything went well. Hope you house sells fast too so that you can join the fulltimer's club.

Kevin and Ruth

Sunny said...

I just saw this!Whoo-hoo for you! You will surely enjoy that!!! So are you selling your Tioga??