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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

moving forward from here

After a lot of talking, comparing, discussing and general chaos we have landed on a workable solution for our motorcycle dilemma.  We bought a cargo trailer!
The plan right now is to pull the bike (in the trailer) behind the motor home during the summer and Rudee will follow along in the Dakota. Since we tend to work as gate guards most of the winter we will store the bike and trailer here in Indiana for those few months and tow the Dakota behind us. We have always migrated back to our daughters home (gotta get that grand kid fix) in both the spring and fall so this seemed logical to us. Amanda if you are reading this, can I park a small trailer behind your barn? Please, Please, Please? Have I told you recently your my favorite daughter. ;-)
We have not ridden the bike much during our winter travels and I never rode it during our stints gate guarding in the oil fields so we think this will work out OK for us.

We have been on the run everyday since we parked here in Thorntown. Monday we had lunch with friends Rob and Jany in Brownsburg where we also picked up our back logged mail. We then drove to Lafayette and went to dinner with our son Matt and his pretty wife Mandy. They have recently moved from an apartment into a small house and we were anxious to see the new digs. They are still unpacking and getting settled (does that ever stop after you move?) and the house is very nice.

Yesterday we did some serious trailer shopping and ended up buying a new 6' x 12' Stealth trailer. We purchased it in nearby Frankfort Indiana where our friends Steve and Trish live. They met us for dinner at Applebee's after we got all the paperwork done and picked up the trailer. By the time we made it back to the campground it was dark so I'll try and post some pictures soon.

Today our plan is to head for Plainfield where I will drop Rudee off at her Mom's house. She will get to visit her Mom and do our laundry while I go to Indianapolis to buy a motorcycle wheel chock and some e-track rails so we can secure the bike in the trailer. Tomorrow morning we will head to Ohio to return the motorcycle lift and get a refund for the purchase price. They are expecting us and told us they would have a refund check ready so we are hopeful things go as planned. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Sounds like a workable plan. Don't you just love it when things come together? Enjoy the G-kid fix. My g-son, Charlie will be with me this weekend to help me go through the outside storage and do more purging.

  2. Glad you found a way to keep the bike! Those Stealth trailers look pretty cool. :)

  3. Glad a plan came together! I am positive your 'favorite' daughter will love to have you park there :)

  4. Going to be awhile before I get my hog back on the road, but I know she'll be purring real nice when she does!

    Started following your site, hope you follow back my Coachella travel blog soon :)