She was big….
She was a big girl. Twenty-five feet long with bulging sides. Her awning powered out itself–all you had to do was push a button. She was fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator (with freezer), full bathroom, a bed that was always made up. She was cozy when stormy outside. She was reliable. Sometimes. She faithfully took us more than 35,000 miles across our beautiful country.
Glamping wasn’t our thing…
Yes, I’m talking about a vehicle. I’ve written about her on our multiple trips. Yup, I’m talking about the SQ–the name Jim dubbed her. We decided we were ready to say goodbye to her. There was just too many little nerve wracking things that cried for attention. After much conversation and prayer, we decided that “glamping” just wasn’t our thing and we sold our SQ. Today we signed the papers. I said to the acquisitions manager, “I’m kind of sad to sell.”
She matter-of-factly said, “You enjoyed it while you had it. Now you’re on to other adventures.”
We made other plans….
That’s just what I needed to hear. This isn’t death, it’s just something different. Another tomorrow. Another adventure. So we decided to celebrate. Yup. We drove next door to Calamity Jane’s and enjoyed a Country Burger, completely slathered in gently sautéed onions that practically fell off the plate. As we knifed and forked our way through the burger and ate the best crunchy fries we’d had in a long time, we made plans for our next adventure. It won’t be in the SQ, but it will be on the road. We’ll find a little cabin or B & B to stay in. We think the North Cascades would be enjoyable……what do you think?
We loved you….
It’s an end of an era. I’m a little relieved. A little sad, but as long as Jim’s by my side, I’m fine. Goodbye SQ, we loved you when we had you. Hope someone sees you and realizes you’re just the right vehicle for them.
What’s next? Stay tuned!