Originally Posted by arctictraveller
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Originally Posted by jpau00
Loves me some Ohio. I head out there each summer. I've only been able to do minor exploring so far. Your trip looked great!
Thank you! You all are funny!
I've been shopping for van flooring but slowed down on my build design. My daughter went and accepted her fiancÚs proposal so we got distracted by gown shopping and initial planning for a May 2017 wedding! He is Navy at Jacksonville Naval Air Base and was being reassigned so after he proposed he got new his duty station at Marine Corps Base Hawaii- his first choice. I am really excited for them both, they are hard workers and I keep giving her kudos for being flexible and committing to the Navy life!
She was nervous about moving with him but I told her it is an opportunity of a lifetime to live in Hawaii, plus of course that is why he proposed when he did!
Fingers crossed the Navy does not decide on some other destination for him instead.... I do feel he will be deployed at some point tho.
HellBetty will likely be engaged for wedding attendee transportation at the event. Not sure how we will load the senior citizens tho! At least that gives me a firm timeline to have her interior spiffy.
I also am distracted by leaving town for short trips. I am a painter and have gotten some field sketching done in HellBetty, one prime reason I bought her. I found a wooden box at an antique store which keeps my basic travel art supplies safe and serves as a seat. With the side door open, I situate the box behind the second seat then sit on it with my feet in the stairwell- very comfortable! I can sketch in good light but out of the wind. For now that works great but it's another trial run that helps visualize the final design.
Haha WAY better than sketching out of my honda (last time I did that some hothead property owner tried to get me arrested for sketching an abandoned farmhouse... I had put my hat on and walked around the car to sit in the passenger seat, a neighbor called the property owner and told the cops I had a guy with me who went into the building so she drove down all hell'sfire. The deputies brought a dog to search the house and were equally as unhappy about it as I was- Sigh. Fortunately I had a drawing started to debunk her hotheaded accusations. I had made sure I was parked in the ROW there, but I went home grumpy and did not get to finish that drawing)
Anyhow, I want to be able to offer HellBetty to the newlyweds for a honeymoon camp-out before they move if they like- they love to camp and have a tight budget. (I'm just jealous of you all with the major garage structures to work on your vans- is it wrong to have that as a new priority when I buy a house?)
The sun is out here now after hammering rain for 30 hours straight. I am surprised it did not bring down all the leaves but as it stands, right now is peak leaf time in Almost Heaven West Virginia! -Destination changed, ohio or wv it's all good- The rain blew out all the streams so I probably missed a window of good fall fishing but I can sketch <happy place> Some of the water down there is too big to fish by myself anyhow.
I drove HellBetty to go out to some events last night and with the tires and all she handled very well in the bad storm, with no 4WD. Happy with my Toyo Open Country AT tires for the wet pavement for sure.