|THIS WAS THE VIEW IN MY SIDE MIRROR AS WE ROLLED EAST OUT OF FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA THIS MORNING|
|STILL A FAIR BIT OF SNOW ON THE GROUND IN THE FLAGSTAFF AZ AREA|
|CLOUDS SITTING ON THE SAN FRANCISCO MOUNTAINS NORTH OF FLAGSTAFF|
|EAST OF FLAGSTAFF I GLANCED IN MY SIDEVIEW MIRROR|
|AND THIS IS THE REVERSED IMAGE I SAW|
|ONCE EAST OF FLAGSTAFF THE LANDSCAPE TEMPORARILY FLATTENS OUT NICELY|
|THIS IS OUR LAST ARIZONA MILE BEFORE ENTERING NEW MEXICO|
|PULLED INTO THIS ARIZONA/NEW MEXICO REST AREA|
|SNOW STILL MELTING FROM A RECENT BIG DUMP OF SNOW|
|ALBUQUERQUE NM IS JUST OVER THAT NEXT RIDGE AND THAT WHITE BUILDING IS THE ROUTE 66 CASINO|
On the West side of Albuquerque on I-40 is the Route 66 Casino and we have overnighted here a number of times over the past dozen plus years. Rolled into our usual spot and shut things down for the day. When I pressed the button on our hydraulic jacks and main slide panel I heard a 'pop' behind me. Not a good sound. Tried putting our main slide out and it wouldn't go at first and I thought I could smell something. 'Not good' After about the 4th try it moved out very slowly about 6 inches and stopped. 'Oh-Oh':(( I quickly hit the slide return button and luckily with Kelly pushing the slide retracted just as I then heard Kelly knocking on the side of the coach. Out the door I went around to the driver's side. Kelly said she saw fluid spraying out behind the front wheel and yes there was fluid on the ground. Sound familiar!! Yep, same place we had a hydraulic hose go about a month ago when we first arrived in Bouse. At the time we had to get the whole passenger side rear hydraulic leveller line replaced. The line that broke today we think is the line which operates our main slide. Well that's the bad news but here's the good news......sorta. We are only about a mile from a Camping World and they can have a look at the problem first thing Monday morning. Not so good news is that it's Friday. Good news is, with our main slide in we are still perfectly functional with the only small drawback being we don't have as much room as normal. Now, we may stay where we are in the Casino parking lot or we may check into a nearby RV for a couple days.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Q: How many members of the U.S.S. Starship Enterprise does it take to change a light bulb?
A: All of them. Bones to say "Its dead Jim", Uhura to send a distress signal, Sulu to listen to Chekov saying "Light bulbs vere really an old russian invention", Spock to be fascinated by the illogic inherent in the early demise of the light bulb, Scotty to do the work, and Kirk to get the girl.
Bill: Where did you get that gold watch Joe?
Joe: I won it in a race.
Bill: How many people participated in it? Joe: Three, a policeman, the owner of the watch, and me!
“The ditch-digger didn't just quit, he yelled, 'Take this job and shovel it!'”