Following our morning walk I wasn't long in getting my new B&D battery powered weed whacker into action. Had green weed juice flying everywhere. Luckily we do not have a lot of grass anymore so the whacker is a nice easy way to go in keeping things trimmed. No sputtering gasoline engines & any day without a small sputtering gasoline engine is a good day for me.
Because of Kelly coming home Sunday night instead of Monday it moved our whole week up by a day. We weren’t due to pick up Winnie The Bago until Tuesday morning but we knew it was done so sent FOREST CITY MOTORHOMES an email. They said ‘sure, come on down about 2 & pick it up’. That of course quickened my happy step for the rest of the morning & I was again able to get a lot of yard work done. I like those accomplishment days.
TECHNICIAN JIM GIVES US A WALK AROUND
CO-OWNER & SALES GUY RICK DEMONSTRATES THE POWER AWNING
It was high noon when we backed the Sunseeker out of our RV spot here at home & headed for FOREST CITY MOTORHOMES in London Ontario. So nice to have a warm sunny day with dry roads. Had it been raining, all my work cleaning the Seeker last week would have been for naught. We were at the RV Dealership east of London in about an hour & 20 minutes. Paper work was commenced leading to a walk through & inspection of the Winnebago. Questions asked, demonstrations given, a couple concerns addressed & that was about it. Ownerships changed, license plates switched, a couple hand shakes & a final farewell wave to the Sunseeker & we were headed for home by 3 p.m.
CHECKING OUT THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
THE COUCH AIR MATTRESS DEMONSTRATION LEFT US WITH FROWNS ON OUR FACES
DON’T YA JUST HATE ALL THE PAPER WORK STUFF………………….
With each mile my apprehensions about giving up the sporty Sunseeker just seemed to melt away. With each mile driven I was able to make the transition from one Motorhome to another. No more Chevy/Ford comparisons in my mind. No more Forest River/Winnebago comparisons. Our WinnieFord is now the new norm & I thoroughly enjoyed it's handling & solid ride all the way home.
FINALLY READY TO HEAD HOME AS WE WAVE GOOD-BYE TO THE LITTLE SUNSEEKER IN THE BACKGROUND LEFT
How nice to FINALLY have a radio (Jensen) I can can easily work with. No problem seeing the touch screen from the driver's seat & here's my favorite part.......it has a KNOB for controlling the volume. Yaaaaaaaaaaay:)) No more manic Woodpeckering with my finger. Graphics are easily readable & accessible. Yes, it's still a touch screen but it is a user friendly touch screen & I can get myself onto that for sure. And then there is the sound quality. Even without tweaking anything I could tell immediately this radio had a far better sound to it than the Sunseeker's Magnadyne.
INSPECTOR PHEEBS COMES ABOARD TO CHECK THINGS OUT & CALLS OUR NEW RIG A HOWLING SUCCESS:))
I'm sure I will get used to & like the Winnebago enhanced Ford dash. It's growing on me & I already have a few ideas for jazzing it up a bit. All & all by the time we made it back to Bayfield we were both pleased as punch with our new (to us) rig. Soon as we pulled in the driveway we hurriedly brought the Pheebs out to see what she thought of it. She was even more excited than we were. How nice to have that extra room again as we all sat on the couch, the bed, & played on the spacious floor like we used to do in the Damon. Over the next few days I will point out some of the other things we have likably discovered.....& a few things that put a bit of a frown on our faces & made us scratch our tea kettles a bit.
AND A BIG SNUGLY BED TO BOOT
Right now before publishing this I am patiently waiting for darkness so I can slip outside & check out all the dash lights. I am very easily moosemerized by cool looking dash lights. That new neon like technology blue gets me every time. The more Geeky space age rocket ship lights they can cram into a dash the better I like it. A long way from the days of my first 1961 Volkswagon Beetle & it’s single speedometer gauge barely lit by a dusty candle of a bulb. A long way indeed. In the morning we will begin the task of loading everything we took out of the Sunseeker back into Winnie The Bago. And more photos, observations, & opinions for sure……………………:))
YEP, I THINK WE ARE GONNA LOVE OUR WINNEBAGO ACCESS…….’YABBA-DABBA-DOOOOOO’
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man goes to a clinic early on a Monday morning and asks to see a doctor. He appears to be in great pain, and his hands are in bandages.
The nurse looks at him sympathetically. "Arthritis, with complications?" she asks.
"No," says the man. "Do-it-yourself, with concrete blocks."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.