The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Well, I’m sure most of you believe that we have been on the road for  few days now, but the reality of it is… we haven’t left yet. I will start from the beginning with the truck lights. We had the truck in the shop to get our tail lights fixed before we left. One week later we get a call that our truck is done and ready to go. This was great until I found out that every time I hit the breaks my headlights would turn on! Back to the shop we go… 2 weeks later the truck is done and ready for pick up. I pick up the truck as happy as can be until I get to the first street light and all of my lights go out… Yes, back to the shop we go. another week goes by (which was 3 days from this post) and can you believe it the lights are done again. Head back to pick up and yes, yes, yes!!! they are done, they have worked for more then a block. We are good to go now, just have to get that trailer out of that wet grass and mud in a 2×4 dually. What could possibly go wrong? Blocking traffic with a raging woman threatening to call the cops if I didn’t get my truck unstuck from the mud, and my rear wheels in 16″ of mud is what can go wrong, and by god it did. Not to worry though since I have Good Sam’s road side assistance… Until you need assistance on private property, then they don’t even know your name. (I love how there is always that ‘fine print’ that we never hear or read about that magically is placed on the contract.)

Day 2 comes around and oh boy I cant wait to see what is in store next. We get a tow truck out to our trailer, get it hauled to a church so that I can get my truck with the working lights hooked up… Well, now I have a left blinker that blinks right on the back of the trailer, no working right blinker, but soon found out that if I hit my flashers, I have no right blinker but boy do I have a pretty left blinker. I can get my break lights to work on the trailer if my lights are turned on. I bet you could never guess what happened next? Back to the shop we go. Today I picked up the truck, hooked it to the trailer, everything works except my wallet and dignity, but now we have an issue of a missing cat… Lets see what tomorrow has for us in stores.

On another note, we are ‘suppose to be’ at Long Sword Vineyards through  tomorrow which I am looking forward to, and will be getting our first video and trip pictures started tomorrow. I have attached information on the vineyard incase anyone is interested.Long Sword Vineyard

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Have you ever wanted to chase your dreams but couldn't manage to get your foot out of the door to do it, due to money, or fear of the unknown? We decided to take a gamble at it by selling everything, buying a truck and trailer, and figuring out how we are going to manage having a family of 5 with a cat and dog fit in a trailer full time while we travel the country. We hope you will follow us along on our journey.

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