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.
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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?
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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.