Saturday, October 8, 2011 we are finally on the road. Our final destination will be Mesa, Arizona for the winter. It takes a lot of time and major thought process to pack for 6 months. We are taking several side trips on the way to Mesa this year.
1. Farmington, New Mexico to attend the FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) rally.
2. St. George, Utah to visit Myrna, a friend from our Mexico travel days.
3. Henderson, Nevada to visit with our son JB and his family. While in Henderson we will stop and see some friends from home who spend the winter in Nevada.
Mike decided to avoid the Provo road construction mess, so we took a route (Utah 91, Duchesne to near Helper, Utah), through the mountains to Green River, Utah, where we spent the first night. While on the way via the mountains we encountered beautiful scenery. From the looks of the snow I was glad we didn’t leave a day earlier.
The coach got really really dirty going through the mountains, so on our way out of the campground we took advantage of the car wash for motor coaches and knocked off some of the dirt.
Monday, October 10th we arrived in Farmington, New Mexico, YEA! NO SNOW HERE! The rally is being held at the San Juan County Fair Grounds. There are about 400 Motor Coaches with 168 first timers at this rally. This is the cleanest facility that we have ever been to, “kudos to them”. They have capabilities for water and electric for 500 coaches. The nightly entertainment was great, an award winning high school chorus, a country western group, and a barbershop group. As we were leaving Sunday morning, we could not get the left turn signal to work on our tow vehicle. Mike worked on it from 7:30 AM until 1:30 PM, to no avail. We decided to go and dump at the facility within the Fairgrounds, on the way Mike noticed a truck with a sign that read Mobile Repairs and Parts. Knowing that this must be a sign from god, we stopped. Two and a half hours and $250.00 later, we now have the best turn signal/braking light system in the valley.
We are a day late leaving New Mexico so on Monday we drove 9 hours to St. George, Utah. It was a long day but we are camped at the Elks and enjoying a beer in the sun on the patio.
Wednesday, October 19, we arrived in Boulder, Nevada and are camping at the Elks for a few days. We have a great parking space and we are loving the temperature, it is 83 degrees, another beer on the patio evening. We will be going to JB’s early tomorrow morning so Mike can take a skype call with the Condo Board. JB has offered to cook breakfast, so of course we will accept.