Jan 302018

You all know what a loving and kind man I am, right? When it comes to the people I care about, my generosity knows no bounds. But I’ve been wrestling with something the last few days. I am trying to decide on a Valentine’s Day gift for my wife’s husband. And I think I’ve got it narrowed down to either a red Mustang fastback or a pontoon boat. What to do? What to do?

In a blog a few days ago I mentioned how much I love classic Mustangs and how many of them I’ve had over the years. But I’ve never driven one the modern versions and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do. So yesterday we stopped at the car dealer’s lot in Port Orange and I drove this little beauty. It’s got a V-6 engine and I’ll tell you what, it’s a real rip snorter!

But really, do I need a car like that at my age? Then I got to thinking. My in-laws are coming all the way from Arizona for a visit next week, and shouldn’t they get to experience some of the great activities we have on the water around here? So we also stopped and looked at Bennington pontoon boats. Don’t you think this would be perfect for taking them on a cruise down the Intercoastal Waterway? Sure, I’ll be stuck with it after they go back home, but it’s not always all about me.

The problem with a pontoon boat is that though our garage is huge inside, it has a standard garage door about 7 feet high and a pontoon boat on a traditional trailer is too high and won’t fit. But the nice man at the marina seems to think that a scissor trailer, which can crank up and down, can solve that problem. Scissor trailers are not the best thing for towing on the highway because the boat can be unstable on them. But we are only 800 yards from the boat launch, and I’m confident I can get it back and forth from here to there without getting into too much trouble. So today they are bringing a boat out on a scissor trailer to see if it will fit. Then we’ll take it from there.

Speaking of boats, when you look out your window and see this sight, you realize that your neighbor might be a redneck. Hey, I guess where there’s a will, there’s a way. It never gets boring around here.

I have great news for fans of good romance books! My friend Mona Ingram is currently offering the e-book of This Time Forever for free on all online venues. Click this link for more information. Mona is an excellent author and I think if you try one of her books you will become a fan.

Every once in a while I like to share one of the funny signs that we have seen in our travels or that RVing friends send to us. How could you drive past this sign and not pull in?

A lot of you do your online shopping by clicking this Amazon link or the Amazon Search box at the top right sidebar of this blog. We appreciate that, because when you purchase an item on Amazon any time of the year from one of our links, we earn a small commission, which helps us offset the cost of publishing the blog.

Thought For The Day – Apparently, saying “Look at you! I can’t believe how big you’ve gotten!” is only appropriate for children and not something you should say to adults.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  12 Responses to “What To Do? What To Do?”

  1. . I am trying to decide on a Valentine’s Day gift for my wife’s husband. And I think I’ve got it narrowed down to either a red Mustang fastback or a pontoon boat. What to do? What to do?
    Before You go through all of that work and expense . you need to find out who’s actually sleeping in who’s bed
    Because somebody’s husband might get a little upset now
    I have it all figured out for you,,, you go down to the marina to a company called go nautical They will rent you that high dollar fancy pontoon boat ,,,,,that’s one problem solved ( they store it ,, no garage needed)
    Now as for the cherry red mustang well . it’s kind of a pass a car, if you really need to impress the in-laws go to Orlando, theres is A company that would be glad to rent you a Bentley (already custom )now that would really impress the in-laws oh heck that would even impressed me. so you really don’t need to be diamond Jim Brady you could do it fairly well on a shoestring budget. but my real suggestion is buy flowers but in Miss Terry’s case a ball peen hammer so she can whack some sense in your head
    My suggestion for you would be a cool shower and run around outside the house clothes optional

  2. Isn’t the real question here”will the Mustang pull the pontoon boat on a trailer?”

  3. Definitely go for the pontoon boat if it fits.

  4. No Nick …. just say NO!! You’ve got kayaks, I think another boat, a truck, a van and your old toad, right? Isn’t that enough junk in your trunk? I mean garage?? Maybe sell a couple of things first. That way Miss Terry won’t HAVE to knock some sense into you!! LOL

  5. Nick, Nick, Nick. This should be a no brainer ,Just buy both of them! Problem solved!!! 🙂 Ed

  6. Buy the Stang and rent the pontoon! ?

  7. I really love the sign, but, there is snow around it. What makes you think that I would be passing by?

  8. Recently met someone who after years of owning a Jeep for off-roading bought a Mustang. Their Forty years of no speeding tickets went out the window five time in a moth and now their Insurance just went through the roof.
    Using a standard Pontoon Trailer could you not just fold the top down? That would put the height at 6 foot?
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  9. About the sign, which half?

  10. Go for the Mustang Nick you can use it 365 days of the year. The pontoon boat is great but it will get old fast having to load and unload, hook and unhook every time you use it.

  11. You are incorrigible, but why not!

  12. You are way above my pay grade.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.