Getting My Filly To Philly With My Dream Car

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My granddaddy Zeb raised horses in Alabama, my grandpa Dan was an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; my father was a jockey until he was thrown and no longer able to ride.  Me?  I’m a farrier …  and my daughter, Shandonna … she’s an equestrian.

A few years ago Shandonna met Shoshi, a thoroughly fabulous thoroughbred.  After intense training and a year of qualifying, Shandonna & Shoshi were accepted to the Devon Horse Show.  We were all elated … this was the dream … and now it was about to come true.  Then … whammo … a drunk driver hurtled through my fence and slammed into my 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT.  With only 9 days until show time we were catapulted into the amazing world of online car searches.  We needed something fast and I’m not easy to please. The drive to Philadelphia towing a horse trailer means getting the right truck for hauling, comfort.  I don’t cut corners with my precious cargo.

I was amazed at how easy shopping for a vehicle online could be.  Within an hour I had set up test drives and the following day I signed the lease.  I’d always been happy with my Dodge but this time I chose the Chevy Silverado 2500, a 6.6 L Turbo-Diesel V8 under the hood, 10 speed transmission, advanced towing technology and an interior I feel right at home in … comfortable and with every new-fangled gadget right at hand.  The perfect way to head to Philly … with my little filly, her little filly and my great big beautiful steed.

As a side note, this was our first visit to Philadelphia and we loved every minute.  Aside from the horse show (what a thrilling experience) the restaurants and people and all those museums are absolutely fabulous.  The Eastern State Penitentiary was a highlight of the trip as was the Betsy Ross Museum.  The culinary highlight was Zahav … it’s worth driving across the country for … we’ll definitely be back!  Another fun find was The Franklin Fountain where we satisfied our sugar craving with The Mt. Vesuvius sundae and a couple of Fizzy Lemonades.  Then we jumped back into my glossy new ride and headed back to the wide, wide landscape of our Wyoming home.


Visit us at 1201 Buck Rd Suite 1, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053 (215) 660 0300 https://www.vipautopa.com/ whenever you want to lease your dream car.

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