Saturday, August 11, 2012

Things I'm Grateful For

Now that I’m back in Tucson after six days on the road, there are some things I’m really grateful for and they are…

1.  Being able to turn my generator off!!!  The quiet is heavenly.
2.  Reaching Tucson with only one mishap (the broken fan belt and
     astronomical expense of towing).
3.  Being out of the brutal heat in Las Vegas and the Phoenix area.
4.  Returning the trailer to U-Haul.
5.  Having my slides out.
6.  Dumping my black water tank!!!
7.  Eating lunch at my favorite Vegan restaurant in Tucson today.

It’s hard to believe that it was just last Monday that I left Twin Falls, ID for Tucson.  This place really has a hold on me and I find myself breathing a sigh of relief every time I return.  Too bad the summers are so hot. 

Last night I stayed at another truck stop in Tonopah, AZ.  It was way too hot for me.  It was so hot that my air conditioner couldn’t keep up with it.  I think I might have had something to do with that. 

Even with the new fan belt, whenever I started to go up an incline my temperature gauge would start creeping up towards the hot zone and that really worried me.  I figure towing the trailer with my Volvo might have had something to do with it.  I think that what might have also contributed to it being so hot in my motorhome was after I got on I-10.  I was going up an incline and the temperature gauge was rising.  I chose to turn off my air conditioner and generator and just turned the fans on inside my rig.  It got pretty hot inside but the temperature gauge didn’t go up too high, so I guess it might have been worth it. 

I just made an appointment to have my motorhome washed on Monday.  It got pretty dirty when I was in Idaho because the space where I parked was dirt and whenever it rained it was just enough to make everything look awful.  I asked if they wash motorhomes in this heat and he said they’re pretty used to it.  Yikes, better them than me.

Now that the excitement I experienced on the road is behind me, I'm feeling short on words.  I'm also wiped out.  This is just a quick update and I'll write more after I've recovered.

Safely in Tucson,



  1. So what park are you at? Isn't it a relief to be where you are supposed to be and the travel is over for awhile? I think you did a really GOOD job of it. Take Care!!

  2. Time to rest up and plan your next adventure - glad you are "home" safely!

  3. Glad you are focusing on the positive!! It's always good to be "home."

  4. Home is where your heart is ;-) Relax and enjoy!

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