Some things seem like they are meant to be. When we did our shake-down trip earlier this year, we decided to ditch Jack. Jack was our bike rack, and we just didn’t want him hanging around anymore.
Well, we got rid of Jack and found Joe. Joe’s okay. We got rid of Jack by posting in our neighborhood Facebook group that he was available. For free. We really just wanted him out of our garage.
Within about two minutes, I received a Facebook message asking me if Jack was still available. Oh yes, he was. About 10 minutes later, Dan and I were meeting Joe and introducing him to Jack.
Turns out Joe had just bought a Micro Lite three days earlier. I think Joe’s Micro is about two feet smaller than ours, but it’s the same brand. So, not only is Joe and his wife, Stephanie, part of the RV tribe now, he’s in our Micro Lite family, too. And he’s a New Town neighbor.
Joe said he felt like this was all meant to be. He and his wife had just picked up their Micro Lite; he had been looking to purchase a Jack-It bike rack. Stephanie, his wife, saw my post. Then, when he came to pick up Jack, he saw our Micro Lite sitting out front as we are getting ready to hit the road.
So, of course, Joe, Dan and I talked of Micro Lites, traveling and trips, parks and campgrounds, and, oh yea, my blog. Joe and Stephanie are brand new to the travel trailer world, just like we were in October 2018. We seem like experts to him. HA HA! He said we got him even more excited about camping – which is great as he was already on Cloud Nine.
We said he could learn from our mistakes, as I’ve documented plenty of them in my blog. I gave him a note with my blog’s name on it. The note paper looked like this:
Joe looked at the note and said, “This even looks like our dog!” Well, surely, he is right, all this is meant to be. I am so glad we gave away Jack. Because we found a friend, Joe. And we look forward to meeting his wife, Stephanie. Happy Camping!