04 July 2021 | Charleston S.C.
Judy Bentsen | Sunny
Some family members and friends thought we had better set the record straight and stop leading people to believe we were still somewhere in the car towing the U-Haul trailer between Copperopolis and Charleston S.C. We arrived in Charleston twelve days ago and have been consumed by a vortex of boat projects.
I must say, Torben was like a horse heading toward the barn. There was no stopping other than to sleep or fuel up. Our first night put us in Needles. It was incredibly hot, 122 degrees hot! We could not even touch the doorknob to our hotel room to open it. Torben cleverly used Scupper’s leash. It started to cool off in Albuquerque where we spent the next night, but still in the triple digits!
Traveling with Scuppers limited where we could stay or what restaurants we could go to. I had to pass her off as an emotional service dog to get her into this dive diner in El Reno. (It was only a two boner on my “Bring Fido” App.) She played the part so well that a waitress asked me if she could pet her! Why ask me and not Torben?
We blew past Graceland but did stay in Tupelo where Elvis was born. Torben gave that to me as a consolation prize!
Our last night was the best of all. We stopped in Alpharetta Georgia just north of Atlanta, where we met up with Peter and Sandy, who are old friends of Torben’s from back in the furniture selling days. It happened to be Peter’s birthday! I think Scuppers might have driven us back to the hotel!
Before our arrival into Charleston, we stopped in Columbia S.C. for a homemade lunch with Pete and Alisa Liggett. Torben was so hungry his belly button was touching his backbone!
Finally, on the evening of day six, we were re-united with our new Tivoli. She had just been launched and her brand-new rig stepped. There was not exactly a feeling of dread when we saw the amount of work that still needed to be done. Maybe daunting is a better word. It did not matter. I know she was so grateful to see us back!