Bought a toad that wasn’t even for sale!
Some friends of John and Linda were in the market for an RV and they drove over from Scottsdale to look at one on mile marker 112. Whey they were looking at a rig a great little Samurai drove down this road and Linda was yelling at me to ask them if it was for sale.
I looked at it but didn’t ask them to pull over. I could have kicked myself. Then a few minutes later I saw them come back the other way and I just had to pull them over. They were on their way to do some shopping in Blythe. I asked them if they were interested in selling it and low and behold Charley the owner quoted me a price that he wanted. I looked it over real good and he told me a lot of good things about it. It was a 5 speed manual 4X4, with new tires and brakes and a trailer hitch as well as a wench in the front. I was sold. I took down his name and phone number, but wanted my friend John to look it over with me.
I called them back and told them we wanted to check it out again. John and Cookie went with me and everyone thought it was a great deal. I called him and told him I would have a check to him by in two days. Today I went to Parker with Roger and got a cashiers check from the bank then went over to pick it up.
I am so excited about my new toad. It is just what I have been looking for these past few months and worked hard to save the money.
I also took the plunge and made plans for this summer. I have decided no to work once I heard about what John and Linda had planned. They are joining the Northwest Lazy Daze group and travel for 3 weeks into Alberta Canada. My friends Ed and Carole, who just sold their home in Florida and are moving to Colorado will be going as well. It should be a great trip. We meet in Baker, OR, then into Idaho where I have already made reservations, and then into Alberta. It should be a fantastic trip as we will also be going to Jasper. I can’t wait.
More rigs coming into our area….
Chris a new fulltimer from Santa Fe, NM just arrived today and joined up with our group. We had another great “Happy Hour” today and sat around the fire. It is always nice to meet new people. We will also be having more folks come later once the RV Show starts.
Gathering around the fire….
Another great group tonight and Roger again had a great campfire. Gil and Nancy were showing the pics of their trip several years ago to the “Burning Man” festival. Mike got out his guitar and provided some great music for our entertainment.
I spent a lot of money today but cherished every minute and the RV Show hasn’t even started yet. By the way the weather here is super. In the 70’s finally.