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.
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.
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).
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.
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? ;)
The old and new, side by side. Which shall it be?
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.
So I drove her….
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.