01 May 2011
I tried like crazy to figure out how to get down here with the newer GoldWing.
None of our cars has a trailer hitch on it, so renting a trailer is out.
A call to Penske to check on a truck resulted in a price about half-again what I felt I could afford. (But they dropped their price trying like crazy to satisfy me, then called back to insure they had covered all the bases. Good on 'em.)
There was another possibility-
Rent a bike once we got here. The Harley Dealer over in Ft. Walton will rent us a bike similar to the one shown... $2,000 deposit, $300 for the weekend.
I swallowed hard... seemed a little steep to me.
Two Harley-riding family members from Chicago are here with us. They expressed surprise at how cheap that price was.
I'm once again reminded how "frugal" I am.
(Sour grapes anyway... I bet there are no bikes available this weekend with "Thunder on the beach" going on in Panama City!)