thanks for the comment! i've seen Billo's smart, it's great! i plan on adding a lot of mods to mine as well =) 757 is the hampton roads area in virginia, so technically it does include Norfolk but it also consists of Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News. i live in va beach myself, near the oceanfront. i used to live in florida - pensacola, to be exact. good to meet a fellow florida smart owner! (i lived there most of my life)
We stayed at the Wanna-Bee Campground And RV Resort. It's a nice place and the pull through was extra long which made it easy to unload Baby Cyclone. Yes, we are full-timing and following the wind. After we leave here, we may go back to the Dells for a while. There's a lot to see and do in the area. This was our first Smart rally and we've had Baby Cy only 7 weeks.
We learned about the rally after I joined the SCoA forum. I found this site last night. Being newbies with the Smart, we hope to seek knowledge from the other owners as well as share our stories. We do have a Travelogue online that many of our friends and family follow.
We have been invited to the Dragon rally. I don't know if we'll make it or not at this point. NC is my homeland and I grew up near Randleman in farm country.
As the sign states on our RV, “Home is where we park it.” We are based out of Crestview, FL, but we haven’t been back there in over a year. We are currently in Goshen, Indiana for the 2011 North American Heartland Owners Rally.
I am just so devastated that this car didn’t turn out to exceed or at least meet my minimal expectations. I had a 2003 VW New Beetle, and I swear to you, the longest I ever went without taking it in for repairs for *four months*. Quite a few times, it was in the shop more than once a month. I poured my life savings into that car; I figured that eventually, I would have replaced every part on it one by one, and there would be no more parts that could break. I finally pulled the plug on it last October and got the Smart, because I wanted something more reliable, economical, and fun. Unfortunately, it has been none of those things. I’m a single mom with a very limited income, and this experience has put me into crushing debt. For $13K, I could’ve bought a much more substantial vehicle, one with a better warranty, and one which had a backseat! I am embarrassed that I made such a foolish decision AGAIN. I choose cute over function and reason. My family will never let me live this down!
I only drive like, less than 20 miles a day (most of the time, it's even less than that). I still have to fill up at least once a week, and that is unacceptable. I have made the painful decision to get rid of my Smartie if/when it ever comes back from the collision center. It's been 3 weeks since my accident and the Smart Center STILL has no idea when parts are going to come in. I can't go through this again!
Wow, thanks for the offer and that would be really great. Unfortunately my wife Shana and I work on Friday and she has an appointment Sat morning. So, we're going to be heading out straight to Jax right after that.
Still, we're looking forward to meeting you all there and I'm sure we'll have a blast!