After four years, thousands of miles, camping trips, road trips up and down the eastern seaboard, and countless errands around town, I say goodbye to the ol' red Ta Tonka, who had a personality that surpassed most vehicles you find on the road. Her loving engine just couldn't go any farther after returning from our last overnighter several weeks ago. Finally, I said my goodbye and good luck to the faithful friend. She will be repaired, upgraded, and resurrected by Joquin from Orellana's garage in West Asheville. He came and took her away yesterday.