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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Just Waiting...

Bouncing around in NC

We've gotten everything ready at the house for the closing on Friday so now we're getting last minute visits with family.  We really hope everything goes smoothly so that we can go to Florida and pick up our new MH.  While there are several of you out there who know about our new rig, there are other folks who have gotten curious about my subtle hints so let me announce it here.

While we were at Huntington Beach SP, we e-mailed Lazydays about one of their 2011 Winnebago MH's.  A salesman called back and we came to an agreement.  With our credit card, we made a deposit to hold it until we can get there in a few days.  It was a nice Christmas present to ourselves.  Here's the link.  Not all of those pictures are quite right but you can get the general idea.  Of course, we did not pay full price.  We were afraid that it would be gone by the time the Tampa RV Show came around, so we made a reasonable offer.  Being the end of the year model, I think we got a fair deal.  We plan to pick it up on January 12.  Needless to say, we're getting excited!

It's a 2011 Winnebago Journey 40U.  It's not our "dream machine" (42 QD), but now we'll have a little cash left over to pay for diesel.  Her name is TAWANDA!  If you have seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, then you may recognize it.  There is a review of the movie on Google and a few sentences refer to the scene when TAWANDA! is first shouted out.  Here it goes..."I believe that the moral of the story lies, however in TAWANDA & THE BEE CHARMER.  From the first time you hear one of the women use the word TAWANDA, it seems to be a cry of liberation.  It seems to be equated with being self-sufficient, having worth without defining it by virtue of a man, what you do, how you act, but who you are and how you feel about yourself.  TAWANDA! I mean, shouting the word itself almost feels liberating."  That kinda wraps it up in a nutshell.

Life is what you make of it...live with no regrets.

15 comments:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

What a great find! We are so pleased for you, you'll be very happy with this motorhome. We can't wait to see it live and in person.

Good things come to those who wait, welcome to the "Journey Club". :c)

Ron and Cyndi said...

We are so excited for you. We'll be thinking about you these next several days, hoping everything goes very smooth and we can't wait to see pictures.

Bob said...

Wow. That's awesome. Congratulations!

Happytrails said...

Congratulations!!! She's a beauty!! Wishing you many many miles of wonderful memories!! :-)

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

OMG!!!! What exciting and thrilling news! She's gorgeous and very aptly named :)
I must admit, your response the other day made me even more curious :)
This is such good news! I'm sure you'll be very, very happy with her.
We are all ready for Friday, wine bottle ready :)
Congratulations!

Sherry said...

TAWANDA is a PERFECT name for Wanda's replacement and for you two. Sorry you are leaving the Brave club for the Journey club but Winnona will be willing to meet TAWANDA as long she doesn't bully our poor little girl!

Hope to see you and TAWANDA soon!
two days to go until you are FREE. Excited? Much????

Laurie and George said...

Very cool!! I love her name too :)

Dan and Tricia said...

Yippee! Can't wait to see the new rig! I've warned Julie that you guys may be making an appearance at Cedar Point! We're headed out Thursday....See you sometime in FL! Good luck with the closing and picking up your new home! So so excited for you two!

Nancy and Bill said...

Well, the day is almost here!! We are so excited for you two. What a gorgeous Motorhome and we LOVE the name!!

At about the time you are making settlement, we will be heading to Florida. See you in just a few days...can't wait!! Hope we get to meet Tawanda if possible;o))

Mike and Terri said...

Congratulations! What an exciting way to start off the new year!

heyduke50 said...

nice looking new digs for the new year...

Karen and Al said...

Wow...I am behind on blogs and didn't know the house was sold...and now you got a new motor home!

She is a beauty. I hope your experience at Lazy Days is as good as ours was.

When will you be there? We're going back to Tampa next week and would love to stop by and meet you when we get back.

We will be in Zephyrhills..which is near Lazy Days.

Try and take Barney's driving course while you're there...it's well worth it.

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

She is a beauty!

Travelwithwhippets said...

Exciting! Congratulations. I bet you will love the opposing double slides. Nice looking motor home.

Jill & Paul said...

Congratulations to you both on the house sale and new home purchase!! What a beauty. Gin, Syl and Tawanda -what a team!!! Have fun and enjoy. Hope to see you some time in Florida.

Jill and Paul