Finally got a chance to take the new TT out on its Maiden Voyage this weekend and it turns into a Horror Flick type outing.
Pulled out of our drive and about 10 miles down the road we were side slammed by a Wild Turkey shooting out from the timber along side the road. I just happened to look at the side mirror when it happened, and it wasn't pretty. A big Bam, Bounce, and feathers everywhere, stuck to the TT from what I could see from the drivers seat.
Traveled a few miles up the road and we were able to pull over carefully, and dreading what we are about to see, to inspect the damages. Oh YUK! Not a pretty sight, and stunk to high heaven. Pretty shades of red and yellow cascading from front right hand corner back to the door, with wedged feathers inside the awning arms. Needless to say that Turkey won't see another day.
What a moment it was. Luckily the only damage was a small dimple on the front corner. I can say I am thankful at least for the way the bird hit us.
Long story short, before getting to the CG we stopped off and bought another big bundle of paper towels. We knew we were going to need them for some serious TT bonding time. It took us about 3 hours total to get the remains off and then to make matters worse the stench lingered for the rest of the day. Did I say "YUK" already?
After a while of cleaning we chuckled between us and thought, if others were watching us they probably thought were just being anal with our new TT getting the dust off.
On our way back home this afternoon, and unfortunate as it was, we seen the Turkey lying in the ditch. He / she surely was a big one.
This is one Maiden Voyage that will forever remain at the top our camping memories list.
Other than that, it was a perfect Maiden Voyage!