Monday, September 28, 2009

A HARROWING MOTORHOME DRIVE OVER MINGUS MOUNTAIN IN NOVEMBER OF 2007

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A WINDY STORM TOSSED LAKE HURON ALONG BAYFIELD ONTARIO’S SHORELINE

RV NET is our favorite website for keeping tabs on the pulse of the traveling RV public & it's the place to go with all your RV questions, curiosities, & comments regarding the lifestyle.  Many topics in the forums & any RV problems you have can be answered here by fellow RV folks.  Always people ready to lend a helping hand.  There is no cost to join the site, just register & away you go.  We've been members since 2002. 

DSC_0005ALL THESE BAYFIELD HARBOR BOATS WILL SOON HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE WATER FOR THE WINTER

It was while I was perusing through some of the topics yesterday morning that I came across a post from some folks thinking of buying their first RV. They were trying to decide on what length of an RV to buy.  The fellow mentioned that he didn't want an RV that was too long or it might limit them to certain parks & he didn't want to get into towns or places that were too small to get his RV out of.  He mentioned the MINGUS MOUNTAIN  town of Jerome, Arizona as an example & that immediately reminded me of an accidental wrong turn & harrowing ride we had over Mingus Mountain right smack dab into the narrowed streets of Jerome on November 26th of 2007 with our 33 foot motorhome.  Our blog for that day is HERE & the photos I took while trying to squeeze through the streets of Jerome & still leave some paint on the rig are HERE.  Additional pictures of Jerome, Arizona are HERE.

DSC_0038SQUEEZING THE MOTORHOME THROUGH THE STREETS OF JEROME, ARIZONA

When we think of Autumn we generally thing of falling Autuman leaves, & that's a common thought.........unless you live in a pine forest!!  Before moving here we never thought of pine trees dropping their needles in the fall.  Not all of them of course, but a lot of them.  Always a big huge pine needle clean-up in the sping.  It is windy here to-day & it almost looks like a lite snowfall with all the pine needles falling from the trees.

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THE YELLOW PINE NEEDLE  ROAD IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE

Had a few questions about yesterday's Ikea blog & the furniture we bought there for the motorhome.  A resounding 'yes' to the question about whether the furniture has worked out well & do we still like it. 

DSC_0031POANG CHAIR….2008 DSC_0015VERY HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING
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ONE PICTURE SHOWS MAX RESTING ON A BIG CHAIR IN THE CORNER….THAT CHAIR FOLDS OUT INTO THE  COMFORTABLE SINGLE BED LITTLE CORA IS SITTING ON

While boondocking east of Sierra Vista last winter we met a fellow on RV Net who worked on the army base at Fort Huachuca.  We called him Sergeant John.   The ‘Sarge’  & his wife Jackie live in the little town of Elfrida.  They are an RV couple & the Sarge’s hobby is his 2 Hudson Hornet cars.  They have traveled to many car rallies over the years & I think John may have been President of the Hudson Hornet Car Club at one time.  The photo album below shows the Sarge’s cars in storage at his home.

It has turned out to be a very windy & gray rainy day but I did manage to slip over to the lake earlier & grab a few photos before the rains returned.

DSC_0007THE FISHING BOATS EVEN STAYED IN HARBOR TO-DAY

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A VIEWPOINT AT BAYFIELD’S PIONEER PARK OVERLOOKING LAKE HURON & THE BEACH BELOW

GROANER’S CORNER:((  The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.

7 comments:

  1. Love your blog on Mingus Mtn. and Jerome. We've driven it in a car and that was scary enough. My folks used to live in the town of Clarkdale and we know that area well. Glad you got through it all safely.

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  2. Jerome, AZ is quite a place for sure. We drove up there last year in our truck and that was enough for us. Can't say I saw another RV on the road anywhere around Jerome! It was a real highlight of our trip, but no where near as exciting as yours, I'm sure.

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  3. Jerome is hardly a place for anything larger than a pack mule! We've visited several times, and occasionally met up with a large RV trying to maneuver that narrow cowpath through town. The folks inside the RVs always had their eyes wide open and their teeth clenched. Kinda like the time we were sliding backwards down an icy mountain road with a creek just below!

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  4. Hey Al, I am finally back into the internet zone and so glad to be able to visit all of my friends again... Loved your photos today and the story of your IKEA experience... I LOVE that store! We have never been to Jerome, Az but 2010 we'll be in Arizona and will be sure to visit it... NOT in the RV though. LOL LOL Thanks for the info!

    Have Fun & Travel Safe
    Donna

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