Tuesday, February 19, 2013



Knowing we could be in for a long day, I started the blog this morning.  Good thing I did because it’s late now & we just arrived home from Surprise Arizona a short while ago.  I’m just too tired to blog about the second half of our day which resulted in the sale of our Motorhome, so for tonight I give you what I had written this morning, before our day…………..really took off:)) 


A breezy east wind made for some snuffly noses on our desert walk this morning.  We wanted to get out anyway, because it looks like we will all be housebound in the morning due to a bad weather front moving into the area later today.



I’m wondering if I forgot to welcome our latest Blog Follower a few days ago.  My mind is like a sieve sometimes when it comes remembering short term things.  I see Joe, Gay, Sally, Jack, Wrecks & Dover are all from GOOD-TIMES-ROLLIN.  Sorry if I missed you, but we do have you on board now.  Thanks for stopping by……..:))



It’s been 11 nights now that Pheebs & I have been camping out in the new rig & I have come up with a few more observations. Would you believe we have a real galvanized kitchen sink along with a real porcelain toilet. And, would you believe one can easily watch TV from the very throne itself. Also noticed we have the ‘outside shower’ option on this rig. Three roof vents with two of them powered. And, our side door actually has a torsion bar on the bottom. Like the linoleum flooring in the coach part & regular van flooring in the cab area. Ceiling speakers in the bedroom area as well. And how about coffee cup holders not only in the main bed area but in the spacious overhead cab space as well. And there’s overhead speakers up there too plus storage for books midnight snacks, & an I-Pad…….if we had one. Groovy:))


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GYPSY had a question about Monday’s post in which she asks. ‘How do you find all those roads - do you have maps of the local area, and do you always know where the road leads’?………..Some roads we find out about from talking with local people in the area.  Several people had told us about that Stage Coach road.  And, we do have the ‘Benchmark’ road Atlas’s for Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, California, & Arizona.  These Atlas’s include Landscape maps, Recreation Guides, Detailed Roads & GPS Grids.  Boondocking sleuth, IVAN, uses these types of maps as well.  Our Arizona one is all but worn out.  I also use MapQuest & Google Earth for checking out area roads.  And, do we always know where roads lead??  No, & that is part of the adventure I most always enjoy.  Not knowing where a road leads puts the buzz back into the buzzment.



GROANER’S CORNER:((  There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed a desire to become a "great" writer.
When asked to define "great", he said: "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, wail, howl in pain, desperation and anger!"
He now works for Microsoft writing error messages...

- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.


Sue and Doug said...

congrats on selling the Damon!! a great day for the Bayfield Bunch!!

Jean and Skip said...

Congratulations! That is great news and a load off your mind I bet.

Lewis Carrol said if you don't know where you're going..it doesn't matter which road you take.

BJ said...

So glad yo sold the motorhome. Looking forward with great interest to how the sunseeker performs for you on your way home. We still have our eye on them here in Milwaukie.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Well, that's a great day! I knew you'd find someone who didn't want a beige rig.

I keep hearing about these Benchmark atlases, and now I feel that I'm not truly living life to the fullest without them. A sense of discontent and unease has crept in. I feel myself striving again. Heck, I may even purchase some.

Thanks to Kelly for the cholla advice. Franklin says...I don't know what he's saying - I don't speak Labradoran yet.

George and Suzie Yates said...

Congratulations on the sale of the Damon. One less thing to worry about.

Janna and Mike said...

Ya Hoo is right--congratulations on selling the motorhome!

Mike McFall said...

Nice going Al on the sale!!! That should relieve your mind a whole bunch!!
Good Luck on the overhead sleeping area...Even when I was 20 years younger and we had a Motorhome with the bed above the cab I had issues with it. I found it fairly easy to get up there but gettin down was the burger bear, ..especially in the middle of the night when ya have to go to the bathroom,,, Gosh now days I just couldn't cut it...
But your a spry young feller, you won't have a problem.... (I hope!)
Stay warm !

Connie,Barry said...

Congrats on finding a new home for your motorhome - good things come to good people!

Tom _Kathy_Retired said...

Glad to hear someone else will get to enjoy your big RV. I am sure it will serve them well and you can now relax with your new RV.
We use the same map books when we are in Colorado and Arizona so we can find the old gold roads. They are very detailed and worth every penny.
Sounds like your Aunt needs to get back to warm humid Florida, she sure seemed to enjoy her visit.

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Dog Folks said...

You won't "jinx" the sale now so it is time to update your "home" page with a picture of the new one.


Jim and Sandie said...

That is almost the best news ever.

Campobellosightseeing.blogspot.com said...

Great news indeed. Selling a motorhome in this market that fast is amazing! Well done!

Donna K said...

Glad you got the rig sold. That's gotta feel good. Sure got a laugh out of your groaner today. Ain't it the truth?!?!?!

Gypsy said...

I knew you'd sell the Damon in very little time, and I presume the buyers love the southwest decor.

Thanks for the response to my question on roads. When I was there a few years ago I got confused in the Salome area looking for snowbird west RV park. I drove in circles, even stopped to chat with the woman at the Chamber of Commerce and asked at the post office. I finally drove around long enough that I found it.

Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

I think you will be glad when you notice that the sinks are stainless steel instead of galvanized.

bobm said...

Congratulations on the sale! One less entanglement.

MargieAnne said...

Yahoo! I hope we can find something that suits us if we ever get across to the States for our extended travels. I'd want something pre-loved and customised by experienced Rvers who like to boondock. We call that Freedom Camping in New Zealand.

I kept looking at your Damon with envious eyes knowing it wasn't for us. Not the time, and too big. I understand from a previous post s blog reader is the buyer. Lucky them. I wish them all the best.

Aunt Jean is certainly an inspiration. I am 73 and John is 77 and it's too easy to look at the numbers and think we are getting a bit old for mad dreams. Then I look at what your Aunt Jean is able to do and know we are good to go for a bit longer.


Gay and Joe said...

Yes, congratulations on the sell and purchase of your new RV.

Thanks for the warm welcome.....

John and Nan said...

That bone resembles a pelvic bone / hip bone for humans. At least I "think" that is it.
AND congrats on your sale! Whoo Hoo...what a relief it is.