Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New wheels

We retired our old burgundy van in November 2018 after almost 20 years and 294,000 miles of fun travel and camping trips. In December we introduced a new van to the Smoky Mountains along with lots of picturesque snow and ice. 

Hubby was eager to see snow from the Blue Ridge Parkway. In our enthusiasm we missed (or ignored?) the “barricade ahead” signs. But there they were, two van-lengths to the left and two to the right. We turned onto the off ramp. Mr. Snow-Lover stopped, took my phone and hopped out to document beautiful, pristine snow. 

In the next instant my enjoyment disappeared and I was shrieking like a demented hyena. “It’s moving; it’s moving!”  He hopped back in. The van stopped three feet beyond the icy patch. Hubby says three inches. He got back out and took more pictures. In the van I made noises again. Laughing my head off. Maybe a bit of hysteria? 

He kept me off icy surfaces for the rest of our trip.


  1. New vehicles with 20 years of new bells and whistles take some getting use to. I still have to hand crank my windows.

  2. I haven't checked your Blog for simply ages.
    I am so happy to see there is a post and that you are up and about.
    I really have missed you and our chats.
    I hope this is the start of a new season.
    Sue of photowannabe

  3. bob's truck is 15 years old but only 55,000 miles on it. we are not travelers as you can tell... hope the new van last as long. I did not know you started to post, last year I deleted from my feedly list all blog that had not posted in a year and yours was more than 2 and I removed from the list. it is back now.

  4. Long time no see! Lots of mileage on that vehicle and a scary moment on the ice near Mrs. T and my favorite venue in the mountain's

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