How Lewis Got His Name

Planning May 15, 2011 No Comments

When we first got the Flex, I called it my truck. I’d always had a truck and the Flex certainly didn’t seem like car. Besides, it was easier to distinguish between our two vehicles if we called one a truck even if it wasn’t.

But in the end, no one was fooled. In Minnesota, well probably in anywhere, a truck has clearance that allows for snow drifts and big puddles and lots of other stuff you want to drive over. The Flex didn’t have that.

Shortly thereafter, we bought our travel trailer and I found myself constantly telling the kids to put something in the truck, or put something in the trailer. And I decided it would be easier if they each had their own name. And so the Flex became Lewis, and the trailer became Clark. And we became the family that travels On The Road With Lewis and Clark.


Tracie is an Assist U Virtual Assistant who loves that she can take her business along on family road trips. Traveling in Lewis, her trusty Ford Flex, Tracie works while her husband Bret drives and three teenage children experience America as it should be - from the backseat. Along with their giant poodle, the family takes extended trips pulling Clark, their short, comfy travel trailer.

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