DeTour Village, Michigan
Preparations underway for Saratoga Springs, NY, and the inaugural launch of the Vintage Trailer Jam, a watershed moment in RV history, we are burdened by a major decision. Should we take ?
- Pre-WWII wagon from our villa in Tuscany, powered by the 1923 Paige, or
- The not so vintage, 1986 Excella, in hibernation after an unusually harsh winter
OR Although both are pictured here, our dilemma is solved by choosing the latter.
Jack, unsure of his loyalty, must decide between his favorite vertical target, the fire hydrant surrounded by affalo grass, or shotgun seating in the Silverado.
Our major companion, Lynn, reacted rather predictably when I proposed the 1,100 mile trip to dry-camp for four days in a mosquito infested state park, the same state whose Governor was recently dismissed for keeping company with prostitutes. No ambivalence here as she responded, “you want to go where ?”,
“to do what ?”,
“for how long ?”
Evidently she does not follow the Tour of America or the fascinating R. Luhr blog site. In fact, I recently overheard her in a whispered conversation with a ‘friend’ as she was requesting advice on how to have her cell phone records erased. Next, by examining her computer history, I discovered that her two most visited websites are E-Harmony and Match.Com .
Any suspicions I might have had were completely unfounded as she explained that she really liked that smarmy spokesperson, the toothy guy with the engaging smile, that founded E-Harmony, and all the wonderful stories of couples finding one another. Like watching The Hallmark Channel on your computer while searching for sword swallowers or ukelele players, she explained.
Was I relieved ? Oh my, yes. I was certain that she planned to replace me with an ocarina maestro, a lyre strummer, a picker of the Jew’s harp, or some other obscure, and thankfully forgotten talent in the trash heap of musical lore.
Tomorrow, our relationship happily rescued by watching Dr. Phil reruns, and the promise to see the visiting company of the New York City Ballet Troupe, we begin the trip eastward to Saratoga.
My next entry will address name badges and other forms of dictatorship. Not rated PG-13, it will contain (L,AS, N, V).