Way way back on March 8, 2007, Momma Sharon and I met for the very first time. Then on March 20, I came to live in my forever home with her. I'm not sure why we've never celebrated that anniversary. Maybe it's because I've been so dadgum happy being here that I've simply put those days of sitting on Tom Johnson's Camping Center lot out of my mind.
As I recall, my Camper Mom made a beeline straight for me! She didn't look at any of my brothers and sisters sitting around me or at one of those SOBs (Some Other Brands). I noticed right off the bat that she had a camera in her hands and she was snapping photos of me by the dozen.
Before she left on that Thursday, her salesman had a check in hand and I had a sign in my window! She told me later that I was her first choice and that my name was SplashT@B because it looked like someone splashed cans of paint all over me. It was love at first sight!
It took her a couple weeks to get a hitch installed on Pilot I and come back to pick me up. We spent the night together at the campground there so she could make sure she knew how all my systems worked. We listened to the radio, ate supper together, and had our very first camp out together. She even backed me into our campsite! Aunt Becky drove up the next morning to follow us back home to Newton.
We are celebrating our 10th camping season together and with one trip under our belts, we are looking forward to at least five more this year. So Happy Anniversary last month to me and Momma Sharon! She always says that money can't buy happiness, but she bought me and that's the next best thing!!
I hope you enjoyed this Story about how WE came to be. I'll be talking with ya tomorrow and until then, always remember . . .
"Peace, Love, & Happy Anniversary To Us!!"