I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Time for an upgrade

01 Techies Kanab UT (1024x768)

Last Wednesday I had to take my laptop to Techies in Kanab (the nearest town at 85 miles) for a thorough cleaning. Seems to be an annual process removing copious amounts of dust bunnies even though I use canned air trying to keep it clean. And HP Pavilion is notorious for over heating when dirty. I couldn’t pick it up until the next day. So I drove towards Saint George to look at trucks.

02 Hurricane UT (1024x765)

It was late afternoon by the time I got to Hurricane and I didn’t see any trucks on the few lots passed so decided to stay in Hurricane for the night.

03 Dashboard Ford King Ranch (1024x767)

In the morning I continued to Saint George where there’s many car lots and at the third dealer I found the kind of truck I was looking for. So I took it for a ride. Not in town, but north towards the sandstone cliffs surrounding Snow Canyon State Park (which seldom receives snow).

04 Test drive Ford to Something canyon SP St George UT (1024x740)

Sweet! A 2005 F350 Super Duty diesel King Ranch with only 80,000 miles. Now that will pull the new 5th-wheel with no problem at all. I didn’t explore the park. It was just a turn around site. After all I was on a “test drive” and gone for about an hour.

05 Inside new Ford (1024x768)

And it’s loaded with leather bucket seats, moon roof, heated seats and side mirrors, AC, cruise control……. (Did I just drool on the screen? ;)

06 Old & new Fords side by side Premier car & truck sales St George UT (1024x750)

The old and new, side by side. Which shall it be?

07 Gaelyn driving new Ford St George UT (1024x688)

She called my name and I called her Canyon. I usually name my dogs after places (Denver, Denali and Carson) and my trucks after rocks (Aqua/Turquoise, Malachite and Sterling Silver), this one gets both.

08 Side mirror view of GSES NM SR89A S Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

So I drove her….

09 New Ford NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)


My old girl Sterling F250 served well over almost seven years of towing and still has more to give. We both shed a tear and move on.


Firefly the Travel Guy said...

She is stunning! May she bring you years and many miles worth of pleasure.

Dawn Fine said...

Beautiful new truck...We will soon be saying goodbye to our old Ford Explorer we pull behind..still trying to squeak out a few xtra miles.


Arija said...

What a gal! Pretty as a picture and plenty of muscle . . . hmm, sounds like my eldest granddaughter. Love the colour but what I love more than anything else, is the smile on your face.

Karen said...

I still need to come over and see it. I have seen it parked in the employee lot but never had time to stop. Lovely!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice truck! Lots of features and I love the name.

Phillip said...

Nice wheels! Enjoy!

Diane said...

That should certainly keep you going for a few years to come. Diane

Its Time to Live said...

Now drive her on North to Hyde Park, Utah and we will all check her out! Good Find.

Teri said...

Nice Ride! and I like the color, too.

RoeH said...

Nice truck! I'll be up to go with you on your next trek. :))

Sweet Lily said...

Cool features! Nice name!
A great truck!!

Sally in WA said...

Sweet ride, Gaelyn!

Small City Scenes said...

Great truck---yes!!! My daughter has a F350 diesel to pull the 4 horse. I know this one will do a dandy job. As if you asked me--LOL.

See ya when I get back. MB

Diane AZ said...

It sure was time for an upgrade and what a nice one she is! Perfect name too. :)

ain't for city gals said...

Love the color...#1 priority to have a good tow vehicle!

Barb said...

Those heated seats are now greatly appreciated by my old butt. Nice wheels!! Hope your PC is cleaned up, too.

Elaine said...

Canyon looks lovely! Of course, she's a sister to our ride, except ours is blue and not a King Ranch. We've got the leather bucket seats, moon roof, and heated seats. I love those heated seats when it's 40 below! You're going to love her. It's a great way to travel.

Betty Manousos said...

wow! how awesome truck!lovely name and colour.

nice ride, Gaelyn!

betty xx

Janie said...

Nice truck! I'm sure she'll do a great job for you.

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