We just completed another southern run that covered about 4300 miles from start to finish. We started by picking up in Yonkers, New York and then on to New Jersey for another pickup, both were grand pianos. We then headed back to our shop in Dallastown, PA where we loaded the remainder of route’s pianos for delivery. We left with 12 pianos on the truck! With 9 more stops ahead of us, and a few more pianos to be picked up, we started our journey to the South again!
First stop, Cary, North Carolina, where we made our first delivery. Not far from Cary, we then delivered a parlor grand piano in Raleigh. Next up was Charlotte for a pickup that would eventually be delivered back North to the Harrisburg, PA area. Then it was off to Greenville, South Carolina for yet another pickup destined for Boynton Beach, Florida later in the trip.
Our first stop the next day took us to Atlanta, Georgia for the safe delivery of a baby grand piano from the Washington D.C. area. We then traveled down the west coast of Florida to Tampa, for an upright piano from a recording studio. Next to Clearwater, Florida, home of Randy’s Wholesale Pianos for the delivery of several more pianos. Randy’s Pianos is a regular stop for us and he has a great selection at wholesale prices, as well as having a great deal of sales. After this we made a delivery in Bradenton, Florida.
After a short rest, we ventured across “Alligator Alley,” to Miami – home of Piano Music Center; a Yamaha dealer and another regular stop on our route. After picking up two more grand pianos there (one going to the Poconos in Pennsylvania, and the other to the Church of Scientology, in New York) we made a delivery to Boynton beach. Our last stop for the evening was Palm Beach, Florida to pick up a Steinway Grand going to Asheville, North Carolina.
After a bit of rest, we then headed for Orlando, Florida for two separate piano deliveries. We stopped in town for the only sit down dinner the whole trip: Sonny’s Barbecue! What a well-deserved break it was! After leaving Orlando, we headed for Atlantic Beach Florida. Another piano off the truck, then finally finished with piano moving in Florida. Next stop: Savannah, Georgia, home to one of the largest Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. There was so much going on in Savannah, with so much to see and do. If only we didn’t have a tight schedule of moving pianos! Summerville, South Carolina was up next for a delivery of a piano we had been storing for about a year from York, Pennsylvania.
After another short rest period we traveled to Fort Bragg in central NC to deliver the piano we picked up in Savannah. Next was the delivery in Asheville, North Carolina, and then Winston Salem for our final stop. Wow, that was a long piano moving adventure! Now back to Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania to take a few days off for recuperating.