January-March 2018

On The Road Again

 01-26/27-2018 NM Rest Area
NM Rest Area - One The Road Again
I had a choice betwen the house in the rest area and this one and I decided that this one was more interesting. I think everyone knows what the house looks like by now and it's up above already.
Keeping On Keeping On - so I decided that I needed to get somewhere warmer and so I'm moving to Texas. After saying I could use a rest area now for about an hour I found one. And they'd saved me a space, so I pulled in, shut the motor off and crashed - leterally, walked to the back, pulled the covers back, flopped on the bed and was asleep. I'm on the way to Del Rio, Tx. It's right down on the Mexican border and should be warmer than Az. Probably going to stay down there at least till it gets too hot (if it does). I need to get back up to Red Bay, so figured I'd do that come summer. This traveling alone has it's shortcomings and is a bear at times. So the trip (I'm in Del Rio now)...First I stopped at the casino at the bottom of the hill outsdie Phoenix and discovered that I was leaking oil. The back of the rv was a mess. Opened up and discovered the Oil Dipstick was not latched and so it was spewing oil. So an hour there cleaning up the mess and then concerns about the missing oil. But the oil pressure was still up and the only side effect seemed to be running a  little warmer than ussual. Next, I didn't plan my route through Phoenix well enough, I figured it would be easy, just stay on the 87 to the 10 and then head east. But I lost the 87 somewhere and without a navigator to help me find my way around wandered around Phoenix (in town) for a couple hours. Finally I got the Phone to give me directions and found my way to the big road. I found a SPEEDCO and stopped to get an oil change and lube. It had been well over a year since my last oil change I so I figured it was due. Day two was a  little less eventful, I was on the 10 and the day was just going to be the rest of NM and then Texas as far as Van Horn. So I pull into a rest area just for a nibble and a walkaround and the door over the holding tanks on the passenget side is swinging open. No telling how long that had been going on, could have been a few minutes or a few hours. So out comes the tool box and a couple new screws to get it closed again and I get that fixed. Other than that the rest of the day was trouble free and I got into a RV park for the night. Stopped around 5pm local time. One ugh day one good day. :)