Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Tuesday, October 30 – Paul received the phone call he's been waiting for ....”Your truck is ready and can be picked-up today!” So on this cold and rainy October day, we drove to the dealer and received the keys to our beautiful “new to us” 2010 Ford F350 DRW pick-up truck.

Paul's first look at his F350
first look at truck

Eddie of Freeway Motors in Canton, Ohio, did a great job of finding our truck online. It was on a Ford dealer's lot in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A one-owner vehicle, owned by a fellow who buys a new truck every two years – weather he needs it or not – and in this case it sure looks like he didn't need it. It only has 18,800 miles on the odometer and looks absolutely NEW! It was completely inspected by Eddie's inspection service before shipping to Ohio and re-inspected here in Canton by Eddie's service staff before we took delivery.

It took a little time to get the vehicle here from Minnesota, but it sure is a beautiful truck and just what we are looking for in a tow vehicle. You can't believe how happy we are with the truck and the service we received from Freeway Motors in Canton, Ohio.

Joe, Marsha, Paul and Eddie.
keys to truck

WOW! What a beauty. If she tows as nice as she looks, we should be very happy. It is a Lariat model and nicely equipped - “Nicer than anything I've ever owned.” Paul states, with a smile on his face. It's all set-up for towing except the hitch, which we will have installed Thursday.

Here he comes.
first time in driveway

truck and 5th wheel

Paul and his truck

A little peak at the truck.
 peak at truck

So if all goes well, we plan on pulling out of the driveway early Saturday morning in route to Houston, Texas. We are so anxious to get back on the road after a long stay in Canton. Much longer than we planned but time well used and “life changing” to say the least.

So be sure to check back and see how we do in our new lifestyle and our new experience TOWING our house instead of DRIVING it (like we did in the motor home). This is going to be fun :-)

Tuesday, October 30 – BLOW BABY BLOW!!!
With wind gusts in the 70 mph range, Hurricane Sandy nearly blew NE Ohio into Lake Erie. WOW! What a storm! I sure wouldn't want to be driving an RV around in these winds.

Luckily our power stayed on, even though many lost power overnight. Schools were closed and many business shut down for the day.

Forgot to take some snippets of the weather report on Monday. This one is from Tuesday.

Notice the winds were still gusting up to 40 mph.

Rain fall totals exceeded three inches but the real story was those winds! There sure aren't any leaves left on the trees now!

flood warning

How this one tree in our yard has leaves is waaaaay beyond us.
tree with leaves

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who took the direct hit of Sandy. We pray that help arrives quickly, electric is restored and food reaches all those in need.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. You're gonna like that truck! Certainly looks good in your driveway. Won't be long and you will be all set to head out. Be safe.

  2. Congratulations, it won't be long before you're singing 'on the road again' and heading this way. We'll save some of the warm weather for your arrival. 95 in Mission today.

  3. That is one beautiful looking truck - it looks brand new! Paul will be in truck heaven with that baby!

    Glad you seem to have weathered the storm o.k. - it was a nasty one.

  4. Congratulations on your new truck. It sure looks nice. This new adventure for you will certainly be exciting.

  5. Fantastic. . .almost ready to roll!

    Glad you guys made it through the aftermaths of the storm. . .


  6. Good looking truck even if it is a Ford. You are going to love how well it tows that rig of yours. That storm has really taken a toll on a lot of people.

  7. Awesome truck! And lots of room inside for guests, if need be.
    We'll be looking for one of those situations where somebody just 'has to have a new vehicle every couple years', whether they need one or not.
    So glad they're out there!
    They're welcome to take all that depreciation on a new vehicle for us, I'm OK with that, as I'm sure you were too.
    Fun fun!

  8. I can hear the engine purring and the wheels rolling as you pull out of the driveway and head south ... enjoy!

  9. They did a great job finding your new truck. It's a beauty. It'll be interesting seeing how you adapt to towing instead of driving your home.

  10. congrats on the new truck!..your 'travelling home' is now complete!!

  11. What a nice setup you have there! And very pretty.
    I bet you can't wait to hit the road! :)

    My best friend lives in Dover and always tells me how pretty the trees are, but gosh, if they're all like the one in your yard you guys are lucky. We don't have trees quite like that here in Texas.

  12. So happy for you two. The 5er and the Lariat look like they were made for each other. And only two sleeps and you are on the road!

  13. Your truck is a beauty! So glad to hear that all is well with you and Paul after the storm and that you will soon be on your way to warmer climates. Safe travels.

  14. What a great looking truck! We thought we would have a big adjustment going from the diesel pusher to the 5th in Jan 2011, but welove it. The livability of the 5th is so much nicer. I'm sure you'll love it>

  15. Yessir! Ford, F350, Dually, Diesel!! The ONLY way to go. Don't listen to those Ford dissers, they're jus jealous.

  16. Nice truck!!! Watch those right turns when towing. They seem to be to ones that give me the most trouble.

  17. yeahhh and congrats on the truck finally arriving...

  18. Simply beautiful. Best wishes on your travels.

  19. Congratulations on your beautiful new truck. So glad you didn't blow away before you have a chance to leave for Houston!


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