Wednesday, April 20, 2011


We got up at 5 to leave the Wal Mart in Stauton, VA for the last leg of our trip home. We couldn't get the bedroom slide to come in. We had found a roller was off from under the bed. We finally got the slide in with a little pulling and tugging. We called the Tippin factory and they sent us to Cummins in Harrisburg. We had already arrived in Lancaster, so we worked on getting the coach registered and inspected in PA before heading back to Harrisburg.

Cummins looked at it but didn't know how to fix it and Tiffan plant technician had already gone home. So we stayed in the Cummin lot for the night and called Tiffin the next morning. There is a design flaw and since we were getting the slide in and out (most of the time) we agreed to take it to Alabama in June to have it fixed.

We were back in Lancaster by 11 so Larry could go to his dentist appointment. and then we came to Circle M in Millersville, PA. We had to set up in the rain.

Our site was on a slope. Our rig self levels and when it was done the front wheel was off the ground. We moved back and forth a few times trying to get it level and finally ended up putting blocks under the front wheel.

We are all set up and ready to visit with family and friends.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


We left the Wal-mart parking lot Thursday morning bright and early. We got through Memphis,TN by noon.Entering Tennessee, only have to go 425 miles across this state.
We got through Nashville and drove for another hour or two. It was a very long day, through two big cities and a lot of strong winds. At 5:00 we stopped in Crossville,TN to stay at Deer Run Resort, a Passport park.
It is a very nice resort and we have a great lake side site.
It is much nicer here for Godiva to explore. Last night she ran out at the Wal-mart parking lot and scared us to death running in front of traffic.
The flowering trees along the highway and in this park are beautiful, feels like spring.
We ended up staying at Deer Run also Friday and Saturday night. Larry seemed to have a bug of some kind. He was very tired, we had really pushed the last few days (weeks). The weather was stormy and windy so we waited till Sunday morning to continue our trip.
We were on the road soon after sun up.
We are headed north on I-81. It was a beautiful drive.
The Blue Ridge mountains seen from I-81.
At 3:30 we were parked for the night at the Wal-Mart in Stauton,VA. Only 300 more miles to go tomorrow.
A close up of those pretty trees we have enjoyed all along the road. I missed being in church on Palm Sunday but sang praises to God for all the beauty we see in the world.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Monday we were on the road by 9 and drove to New Mexico. The rock formations in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico are very pretty.
We decided to stop at this ROD park west of Albuquerque. The directions said to get off I-40 go to the Chevron station and it was on the left of the station. Well the Chevron station is no longer a Chevron station and I thought left meant across the street, not at the end of the gas station. Luckily I saw this faded sign in time for Larry to turn in.
What a welcome. I guess this is how they greet you out west.
It was a nice park with long pull throughs and would stop here again. Larry working on some of the plumbing. We had stopped at Camping World in Albuquerque.
Leaving New Mexico and into the panhandle of Texas. Not much scenery.

Saw these billboards all along I-40.
Stopped at this Passport park in Amarillo.
It was a very nice resort.
Oops this motor home didn't make it.
Long pull throughs with concrete pads. Texas size!
Got a limo to go eat at the Big Texan.

You must eat all of this in an hour. You pay $72 up front.
The ones we saw served even looked bigger then this.
He didn't get it finished.
See the time on the wall . He is just starting to eat his steak. We left when he had a half hour to go and he was still munching away.
Larry's nine ounce fillet filled him up.
Do you believe I ordered this.
As you can see I brought a lot home. Another meal for the both of us.
The winds are to be bad later today so we got on the road at 5 this morning. It was 117 miles to Oklahoma and then we drove 331 miles across it.
Lot of road construction and a lot of bumpy roads that need fixing.
We entered Arkansas and drove 84 miles before stopping at 4:30. A long day but we are making headway. The weather and traffic weren't too bad for driving.
Seeing beautiful green trees again!
Dry camping at Walmart tonight.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Sunday we woke up to a beautiful sunny day but there is snow in the mountains all around us. Route 17 north was closed because of snow and ice yesterday. Red rocks of Sedona are white. Larry hurt his back yesterday while dumping our tanks. He was able to get an appointment at a chiropractor in Cottonwood at 7:45 this morning. He was feeling up to driving and we were on the road by 10:30.
Notice the flag aren't blowing today like when we arrived.
It is beautiful scenery with the snow on the mountains.

We went from 4000 feet to 7000 feet. And of course the higher we went the more snow.
This road was closed yesterday.
Headed east on I-40!
I-40 west was closed at Flagstaff. Trucks were lined up everywhere.
All the truck stops were packed.
We stopped after 170 miles and stayed at this Passport campground right off I-40 in Holbrook.
It was early afternoon so we took some time and cleaned the front of the RV with Ultra Ion. She sure shines pretty.