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Old 09-12-2016
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I'm going to start from the beginning....

Once upon a time, Springfield, IL retired Fire Fighter, David Hollis, spent his free time working on cars, trucks and even an International Scout. Eventually, he graduated to an old, restored Power wagon Fire Truck and then to Blue Bird Motorhomes. He had had several of those and traveled all over the country with his 3 daughters and fire fighter friends.

He got divorced after spending about 30 years in an unhappy marriage and started dating me, Dawn McKay Tompkins, his friend from Junior High and High School. We had an instant connection after all those years and fell in love quickly. We married less than a year later and started our new life together.

He sold his Power Wagon Fire Truck and his remaining Blue Bird Motor Home. Why? Because he didn't need them to fill his time in our new marriage and at our new home together. We also didn't have the room to store any extra vehicles beyond what he already had.

It took almost 2 years for Dawn to convince David that we needed some kind of camper, although Dawn hadn't ever actually gone camping in a motor home as an adult. It was just a dream for her. It wasn't really all that hard to convince David, since he enjoyed looking at the Blue Bird Forum for Blue Bird owners and Blue Birds for sale.

After looking for awhile, David found a promising Blue Bird for sale in Hendersonville, NC. We burned up the phone lines between Illinois and North Carolina for a couple of weeks with questions and plans. And then...we started this adventure.
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wow!
he sold the power wagon and the bus?
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wow!
he sold the power wagon and the bus?
Randy I don't know if you intended that to be funny or not but I laughed on that one 'till I cried.

I'm either the only one who "got it" or admits to getting it so far or I'm reading way more into this then I should.

I hope no one takes offense either way.
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I got it, I just couldn't think of what to say other than "wow'
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I proudly posted a picture of a new to me Porsche car and Randy posted nice step stool or bucket or something that was in the fore ground. I laughed about that one too. Plus the Heck Mom (which I fully deserve). Thin skin is not going to cut it and Randy takes his turn on the receiving line as well.

I didn't get it right away and was sitting here trying to make sense of it when it"hit" me.

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Randy I don't know if you intended that to be funny or not but I laughed on that one 'till I cried.

I'm either the only one who "got it" or admits to getting it so far or I'm reading way more into this then I should.

I hope no one takes offense either way.
I guess I don't know whether to take offense or not. Someone care to explain?
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I guess I don't know whether to take offense or not. Someone care to explain?
Ok Randy. This one's on you brother. (Lets see how smooth Randy really is.) Still laughing.
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Just WOW!

Happy Birding and welcome to the zoo.

PS
Great story.....and you now have time for a bird.
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