We took ownership of both new “vehicles” which involved a week of purchases, trade-ins, registrations, unregistrations, insurance arrangements, daily and bi-daily trips to the Walmart and THE BOSTON RED SOX WINNING THE WORLD SERIES! (an event I watched alone in a great little Chanute bar called Mel’s, where we had been treated to our first meal in town by a benevolent mystery man who turned out to be the car dealer’s brother…welcome to Kansas) Eventually we transferred “all our earthly belonging” into our 2nd rig of the trip and our 3rd truck. This particular event culminated in the final collapsing of our rig in which we found EIGHTY more LIVE STINK BUGS… hopefully no more were discovered by the dealership to whom we sold it before we left town!…….. We were off again….almost …on our last day in Chanute my phone rang as I stepped into our new rig in the pouring rain carrying 2 arms full of groceries... A frustrating cal,l as I was greeted with much loud hilarity from Devon who had obviously “butt dialed” me. I waited patiently till the hilarity calmed down and when silence prevailed I said something like.,. “it’s pouring here” to which my Darling Daughter Devon responded… “don’t you have any excitement for me???” “HUH”?, I said. “I just got engaged”!!! and so it begins……A beautiful young bride and her deaf mother
This time we progressed at a much more leisurely pace. Saying goodbye to the wide open spaces, pathetic dining options, ever available Walmart and extremely nice local folk, we headed for our first official night in our new apartment-like rig . Our virgin campsite was in Lone Jack MO …we are now buying diesel fuel at much higher rates and getting barely double digit MPG, however……we LOVE our new home and new fully loaded truck!