Sunday, October 9, 2011


This week the PUPS, Evin and I started on a new PATH with the purchase of the truck, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, to pull our new home, a 2012 DRV Elite Suite. We will pick up the RV in a week or so from the factory in Howe, Indiana. But, that is getting ahead of the journey. Lets start with Doodlebug's new ride.

Doodlebug in her new ride!!!!

The PUPS, Evin and I set out for Cary Auto Park on Friday morning. We got there and had a great lunch with my good friend of thirty plus years, Frank Foushee. Frank just also happens to be a salesman at Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, North Carolina where we bought the new ride. Everything was going well including buying our truck insurance from Dougherty Insurance in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We are changing our legal residence to South Dakota as we no longer own property in North Carolina. We will be RVing full-time and South Dakota is very friendly to RVers.

As I said, everything was going well and Frank was showing me all the features of the new truck when some other salesmen noticed a screw embedded in our driver's side front tire. I had not even driven the truck and we already had a "PROBLEM"!!!! The time was after 6 PM so we had no choice but to stay over night as we were 185 miles from the cabin. Frank came to the rescue, "Spend the night with Emily and me." So that is what we did. And with Frank and Emily's help, we "turned a lemon into lemonade!!!!" But first, let's see the truck in the detail booth before the screw was discovered.

Somewhere between here and the dealership is where the tire picked up the screw. The two photos below are before the screw in the tire.

Frank, Evin, Doodlebug, me and the new ride!!!!

This is where our "new baby" was delivered - Hendrick Chevrolet.

But there is more to this story ...

The PUPS and Evin on the PATH to Frank and Emily's beautiful home.

The new tire had to picked up and installed and would not be ready till around lunch time, so Emily suggested that we go to the Chatham County Farmers' Market and to some of the stores in greater downtown Pittsboro.

At the Farmers' Market there is also a co-op grocery store with a deli. We wished we had room to eat there; but, Emily had fixed us a great breakfast. The food was displayed in a very attractive manner and the flowers outside and at one of the booths were more than I could resist. But, you know me and flowers!!!! So, here a few photos of subjects that caught my interest.

So far, this is just a few of the photos. More later ...


  1. Doddlebug sure has good taste... Classy Dog!!

    We love the truck and wish you all the best as you continue on this wonderful journey!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails....

  2. Glad you could visit but sorry about the circumstances.
    Hope the pups had a good time too.
    Don't be a stranger. Remember you are welcome to visit us any time you are in the area (or on the east coast)!
    Have a great time touring the country.

  3. Too bad about the tire, but in the scheme of things, that is really kinda minor. Can't wait to see your new RV! Where do you plan to go after you leave Indiana?