KELLY SITS ON THE SIDE OF SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN NEAR APACHE JUNCTION ARIZONA FIELDING A WORK CALL FROM ONTARIO CANADA
Was unable to readily locate my Kofa Mountain pics so tonight’s photos are from a hike up Superstition Mountain near Apache Junction Arizona….. March 2010
MET THESE FOLKS ON THE TRAIL
Well, this was the day we had originally planned to be on the road but here I sit in my recliner with my Toshiba on my lap watching it rain. And, that is all I am going to say about that!!!!
Didn’t get myself off to a good start this morning. Figured I’d slip out, fire up the rig & give the hydraulic levelers a test run. Engine on, gearshift in park, emergency brake on, slides in & side door closed. Reached down beside my seat & pressed the ‘on’ button........nothing!!!! No power to the box again, stone dead. Ron replaced the solenoid switch a month ago & had the levelers working fine (except for one sticky one) & the guys at Carrier Truck this week had the levelers down while they did the brake recall work. So, why wouldn’t they work for me this morning. Well, that’s just the way it is with me & mechanical things. I was even kind of heartened in a way when Kelly couldn’t get them to work. That suggests a mechanical problem instead of the usual AL problem. I have never liked or trusted those leveler things on Class A’s but that’s just the way it is with them. I guess we’re back to using boards under the tires again. Since we got that coach it has been those levelers that have caused me more grief than everything else put together. Other than those troublesome things the rig has been just fine & we have been happy with it.
Noticed this morning we have two new blog followers & by golly, I recognized both of them right away. Jan is from right here in Bayfield & I think he is the only blog supporter we have in our own home town. As many RV bloggers have found out, it is generally an RV’ers own family & non RVing friends who seem the least interested in their blogging travels. I also think it is one of the reasons the RV blogging community has formed into the tight knit community it is. Thanks for your support Jan. Much appreciated by The Bayfield Bunch.
IT’S A ROCKY PATH ALL THE WAY
Our latest blog supporter Ellie I recognized from JUSTRAVELIN. We met Ellie & husband Jim last winter near Quartzsite, Arizona. Kelly & I were camped in the Kofa Mountains when I noticed on the computer there were a number of fellow RV bloggers who we were in touch with scattered about in the surrounding area. Although we are not the most sociable couple on the planet I did think it might be kinda nice if everyone could get together to meet each other. We seemed to be centrally located so I sent out an email to everyone & a few days later a number of RV folks rolled into our boondocking site for a little get together. Ellie & Jim from Justravelin and Mike & Jana from TIN TEEPEE/LOG CABIN came down from Bouse where they were boondocking together. Froggi Donna & Stu from 2 TAKING A FIFTH came up from Yuma while MOTTY & PATTI drove in from Blyth, California. We had previously met Motty & Patti at the ranch near McNeal Az. Another couple, Peter & Patty rolled in from Quartzsite. I had met Peter the year before when he came rumbling up to our boondocking site south of Quartzsite on his ATV. He had been following our blog, knew we were in the area & came looking for us. So Ellie, thanks for your blog support & thanks for stirring up some nice memories from last winter. For the blog & pics of that day go here…KOFA MOUNTAINS GET TOGETHER
IT’S KELLY COMING DOWN OFF THE MOUNTAIN
GROANER’S CORNER A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping.”
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