Oh, The Irony… (Our New Home Has Arrived)

Milepost 12-9-13   Today we went and picked up our newer RV,  a 2001 Coachmen fifth wheel that will be our home for the next couple of years,  and we drove over snowy roads with a blustery cross-wind while towing it home.  Exactly the sort of weather we are trying to get away from.  How ironic.   Or maybe just really appropriate.

We just brought home our new home-away-from-home... in a snowstorm.
We just brought home our new home-away-from-home… in a snowstorm.

We will spend the next few days transferring stuff from the cabin and the older RV into the new rig.  We are moving out of the cabin so it will be available to rent while we are away.   The plan is to head west to California for the winter around December 28th, so we have a lot to do in the next couple of weeks.

It just occurred to me that perhaps we should christen the new rig before we take off.   When they were still at home our daughters used to name all of our vehicles.  We took “Oliver”, our white Ford van for our last trip to California back in 1991.  It was a month-long camping trip that included 8 national parks on a wide circuit from the Tetons and Yellowstone over to the Redwoods and Yosemite in California and then back east via the canyons, Bryce, Zion, and the Grand, and over to Texas for a quick visit to Carlsbad.

The Ford van was perfect for our family of five in the Teton Mountains on an extended camping trip.
The Ford van was perfect for our family of five in the Teton Mountains on a 6000-mile trip.

So, how does one name a vehicle?   I am not sure what method my daughters used back in the day,  and I don’t know if the style or appearance of the rig had any bearing on its eventual moniker.  Shall we call the new RV “the RV”?  Or “The Coachmen”?   Or shall we be a little more creative?

I’m open to suggestions.

My first car I simply called "The T-Bird".
My first car I simply called “The T-Bird”.

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