Well, friends, it took almost two months into our journey before the 3 of us (who all apparently have strong opinions on nomenclature) could agree on what felt like the *right* name for our beloved home away from home, but....finally...we got it!
We are very happy to introduce you all formally to MILES THE MAGICAL MEMORY MAKER! Or, as we often refer to him: Miles.
All of you guys didn't make it easy, either, throwing out all kinds of good names during our contest that we had to go over several times. So, where did the name come from and who is the winner of the contest? It's a 3 part answer, actually. First contributor and winner is Anne W, who suggested M&M, which was to be short for Memory Maker. That was immediately Petunia's favorite, and she never wavered. Second contributor is Mike P, also known as Gramps Fuzz, who suggested Magical Yearling, and we obviously took the Magical and combined it with Anne's suggestion.
Still we needed an easy, quick name. Just a down-to-earth, everyday name when we weren't going to refer to him as the Magical Memory Maker. Miles just popped out one day while we were driving down the road and all of us loved it instantly, as if it were meant to be all along.
Miles has indeed already lived up to such a high calling as part 2 of his name promises. We have made the most magical memories with him, both with his physical presence, as seen in these pictures and also for providing us both transportation and shelter as we venture out to explore a little farther afield.
There are some days where we spend a lot of time with Miles. It's not always easy taking care of such large vehicle, but it has been worth it.
Here's to many, many more miles traveled with Miles!
And to as many open roads like this as possible!
Thank you all for traveling a bit of this road with us!