An Overnight Getaway and Motorcycle Sale
On Thursday, March 30th, Bob placed an ad on Facebook Marketplace to sell his motorcycle. One day later Tomas, who lives in the Poconos, told Bob that he had cash and wanted to buy the motorcycle. Agreement was made to meet in Wellsboro PA to consummate the sale. Bob marked the motorcycle as “sale pending”.
We left home around noon on Thursday, April 6th, en route Wellsboro. We traveled with two vehicles. I drove the car, and Bob rode the motorcycle. We arrived in Wellsboro around 3:00 pm and checked into Sherwood Motel for the night. Bob wore chaps and a leather coat, but he said that the ride from Warren to Wellsboro was chilly. The temperature hovered in the low 50s. Thankfully there were only a few drops of rain during the ride to Wellsboro.
Shortly after checking in and getting settled in our room we walked the short distance (0.3 miles) to Timeless Destination, where we ate dinner. Timeless Destination is an Italian and all world cuisine restaurant. Bob ordered a Mushroom and Swiss Burger with salad and two beers. I ordered lasagna, which was accompanied with salad and bread. The restaurant wasn’t busy, most probably owing to the fact it was only 4:00 pm. The service was good; the food was delicious. I brought back to our hotel room half of my lasagna and some of the bread. Staying at Sherwood Motel earned us a 15% discount on our dinner order.
Back at Sherwood Motel we made use of the whirlpool tub, individually. It would be nice if the whirlpool bath was large enough for two people. Bob wasn’t impressed. He would rather make use of a hot tub. I would agree, but still found the whirlpool bath relaxing. Neither of us would want a whirlpool bath installed in our home.
This morning we walked across the street from Sherwood Motel and ate breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts. After breakfast we returned to our room, where we relaxed for a few hours.
Around 10:40 am we met Tomas at Mountain Notary & Tag Service, which was located just around the corner from Sherwood Motel. Tomas gave Bob the agreed-upon cash to purchase the motorcycle. He, then, loaded the motorcycle into his trailer, while I counted the cash. After the motorcycle was loaded, Bob and Tomas went inside the notary & tag service building to effect the transfer of title. The sale and transfer of the motorcycle went smoothly. It surprised me that Tomas didn’t want to take the motorcycle for a test ride. Bob said Tomas didn’t have to, as he knows the motorcycle. Bob said Tomas was the perfect buyer.
The motorcycle Bob sold today was purchased new in April 2014. It is the first time since 1997 that Bob does not own a motorcycle.
From Mountain Notary & Tag Service we drove to Leonard Harrison State Park for a quick peek at Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon.
From Leonard Harrison State Park we made our way back home. We stopped for lunch at Kaytee’s Family Restaurant in Coudersport. We both ordered fish ‘n chips. We have eaten in this restaurant a few times over the years. The service and food never disappoint.
We returned home around 3:00 pm. It was a quick visit, but enjoyable and productive.
6 Responses to “An Overnight Getaway and Motorcycle Sale”
I’m happy the sale of the motorcycle went smoothy and quickly.
Congratulations on a smooth sale. Plus, you made a fun trip of it! Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy some amenity – like the whirlpool bath – without it having to mean you want one. We can enjoy it a bit and smile because we don’t have all the cost and upkeep. The state park looks very beautiful!
Beautiful overlooks and lovely views of the park. Safe travels, Happy Easter to you and yours.
Glad that it was a win-win for everybody.
Tis was a double good trip as you had a getaway and a sale. Glad all went smoothly for Bob. I was wondering IF he plans to get another motorcycle or does he plan to stay with a bicycle only.
Bob has no plans, at present, to get another motorcycle.