Autos of interest from the past.
1969 GTO the Judge
1969 GTO the Judge
We were about 40 when we started seriously planning for our future. Also at that time I had made my last career change.
Up until that time we had used tents, pop-ups and travel trailers for vacations. We knew we enjoyed the outdoors and travel.
We had never been inside a motorhome, but thought we might like it. WE checked on renting one for a month but the cost was ridiculous. For a month’s rental we could buy a small used coach. We bought a small Ranger:
(The little covered bridge is near Asheboro, North Carolina)
After several trips in it while still working, we took a couple weeks and traveled up to NY then to Cape COD. We fell in love with the motorhome. It was less trouble than towing a ‘tag-a-long’ trailer. We also came to love the northeast. The difference in the tag-a-longs and coach? Yep you must Register, tag & insure the Coach, which made it more expensive than the other type RV.
We decided to take time off the next year; go to Florida, in search of a bigger one.
We bought a 38.5’ Overland. Then back to NC. Sherry driving the little one; me the big daddy.
Our home at the time, had an indoor pool and we were fearful of leaving it unattended. We put it up for sale; it sold quickly. I was building us another home at the time, so the Bigger MH fit well at the building site to live in and travel some, while I finished the house.
WE learned to love a big coach and after 5 years bought the Diplomat with slide-outs; sold the Overland.
What to do with our home? We bought a 53’ trucking Trailer to store the remaining Household goods; we parked it on wooded property we owned. Our home went up for sale but did not sell right away so we turned it over to Tom (Mr. Rental agent). The rent helped us finance our travels once we hit the road.
The storage trailer idea was the worst decision I made. I had no idea we would be gone as long as we were. I did not check it often enough, but most of the stuff was ruined over the years. It would have been better to give the stuff away, but as they say hindsight is 20/20.