Recently, Sean and I made an exciting decision and bought a boat! It is a 2006 22 foot C-dory. Sean found a good deal on one near our house, which was great because we were thinking we might have to go to the east coast to get one.
C-dories are made locally, but they are in such demand around here that the prices are higher, and they are often cheaper farther away. We were lucky to find one for a good price locally! Our boat is a little cruiser with an enclosed cabin, so we can use it year-round and even camp (and of course play games) on it.
However, we had to borrow Sean’s dad’s truck to pull the boat because our little Toyota Tacoma couldn’t handle the task. That meant we also needed to upgrade to a bigger truck.
So last week, we went to some used car dealers and looked at trucks. There were some very shady dealers out there! I was amazed. We saw trucks with parts glued on and falling off and very old carfax reports from 3 years ago that they were passing off as current!
We did end up finding a good truck from a reputable dealership. It’s a 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 4×4. While we waited for the salesman to evaluate our trade-in, we pulled out Hive and played it on his desk.
We then played a quick round of Slide 5, completed the sale, said goodbye to our Toyota Tacoma, and drove home in our new (used) Chevy Silverado! We will miss our old dependable Toyota.
It was such a cute little truck–so small that we nicknamed it the “truckling” because it was kind of like a baby truck or baby duckling. I’m thinking our new truck is more like a papa duck.
The next day, we visited the boat to take measurements for a boat cover.
I mostly sat around in the grass and brainstormed possible boat names. We still haven’t decided on a boat name yet.
An exciting thing I noticed when we drove the truck that night was that it has a huge fold down surface between the two front seats that is perfect for playing dice games while we wait for the ferry! I will have to figure out which of our games will work well for playing in the truck–and in the boat! We will definitely play Hive at the little table in the boat!