That’s right. Our 2000 Ford F 350 diesel has distinguished itself by towing our RV and carrying us safely for many miles. It has been across the country numerous times and from Pennsylvania to Florida twice a year since 2000. It’s time to say good-bye and let a contractor use it as a work truck.
We no longer need our hard-working truck because we recently purchased a motorhome! After many difficult campsite back-ins, Paul had finally had enough and decided to ditch the truck/trailer combination in favor of a shorter vehicle that didn’t bend in the middle! Now that we are not using the RV as living quarters and are simply taking it on vacations, we no longer needed all that extra storage space and the headaches of hitching, unhitching, and leveling.
The back-up camera alone was worth the switch! Our slightly used 26 foot Winnebago Vista is small and easy to maneuver. The galley is so tiny that I don’t even have to make an excuse for not cooking. Many other features are far superior to the 5th wheel trailer that we traded in.
Of course we immediately had to take a trip! The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is a beautiful place to visit. Unfortunately, it was a cold and windy day when we arrived. After touring the house, which greatly reminded me of Downton Abby, we decided to skip the long walk through the gardens in favor of a quick drive-through.
The surrounding Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are also beautiful places to visit. However, this time of year, there were only a few trees in bloom and most branches were still bare. We stopped at the Folk Art Center to admire the quilts, wood-carvings, glassware and all the other gorgeous crafts that are made in the Allegheny Mountains. No photography was allowed unfortunately but this place was a feast for the eyes!
So after all the excitement of getting accustomed to our new motorhome and roaming around the South for a week, did I manage to work on any crochet projects? You betcha! I finished the pieces for Melinda’s Textured Cardigan and had enough yarn left over to make another vest ala the Palm Beach Shrug. Stay tuned for more information on both of these projects in the next post.