2004 - Fulltime - the road back
IN THE WIND
2004 Was an eventful year. Business was good and we were real busy in
the first quarter. Our first chance to get away was once again the
Louisville Truck Show, and we traveled to it in style - I didn't get
any shots of the parking lot this year, but we were again camped out in
the parking lot just outside the show.
We were less than
thrilled with the
post and talked
them into giving
us credit as the
post kind of
killed the effect
of a "corner"
But we made the
best of it and it
was a good show.
After the end of our busy season - April 15th is the official end of it
- we were lucky enough to snag a space at Long Key State Park in the
At Long Key you essentially
get to park right on the
We parked face in and
you can see the result.
Another advantage of being on the beach is the sun rises - we're facing
east and the sun coming up over the Atlantic can be quite a site.
This was the last camping trip in Wannabe - as we head into May in
Florida the weather starts to turn hot and muggy and Sheila can't
really go out and ride anymore. The weather is too hard on her
We had our doubts about trying a trip to Vegas in Wannabe so we flew to
Vegas for the Vegas Truck Show. We did drive Wannabe up for the Dallas
show, but wouldn't you know I didn't bring the camera and so we don't
have a single shot of that trip.
So the rest of the summer passed uneventfully, but then as Thanksgiving again approached big changes began to take shape -
After the festivities of the season we headed up to see the final
present I had gotten for Sheila. I has figured it would be really great
to have a place of our own up in the Carolina's. So next stop -
A KOA along the way
and a call to Sportscoach
as our propane quit working.
Seems if you fill your
propane in Florida, then
to up to snow country your
valve will freeze. We
thawed it out and topped
the tank there which
solved the problem.
Then on to our lot >>
The lot wasn't a big hit :(( but her reasoning was flawless - the
$6000 we spent on the lot would certainly buy a lot of nights in
campgrounds wherever we wanted to be - and the whole goal was to not be
tied to a particular place. So we headed home and the lot went up for