One of the discussions my wife and I have from time to time is that we don’t want to wait until “someday” to do things. Mainly travel and seeing the country. I remember my parents having the same discussions except someday never came for my mother. Mom and Dad got to travel a bit but didn’t get to see the country like they wanted. I’m making plans for an early retirement but again, that’s someday.
To help bring someday a little closer I have come to a decision. It’s not an easy one for me to make. If you know me or have read this blog much you KNOW how big a part of my life aviation is. For over 25 years aviation has been a part of who I am. But it’s not a part of who my wife is. And she’s an even bigger part of who I am. I have decided to sell my powered parachute and trailer and begin the process of buying a smaller travel trailer that I can tow with my truck. As much as I enjoy flying, I think I would enjoy weekend trips and camping with her even more.
I used to feel sorry for the pilots I knew that seemingly one day decided to just sell their airplane and buy a motorhome. I couldn’t understand their motivations. I remember declaring “I’ll never do that!” Well… I’m ready to do that. Now, this doesn’t mean we’ve given up our dream of big truck, big 5th wheel trailer to travel in full-time. That will still happen… someday. But for the here and now, we’ll settle for a somewhat smaller dream.
I just have to figure out how to break it to the guys at Six Chuter. They have been wonderful at helping me through every issue I’ve encountered and all issues appear to be ironed out now. Someone is going be buying themselves a wonderful machine! I’ll be coming up with a “For Sale” post on this blog soon.