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May 28, 2019 - Flagstaff, AZ

May 28th & 29th: Flagstaff, AZ We made it in from Albuquerque at a reasonable hour because we got out of town before the winds picked up again. When we arrived in Flagstaff, we managed to find a nice restaurant. Dessert was a Chocolate Churro with homemade Chocolate Gelato that was really good!!! Yum!!!! Temps here were in the 40's overnight. We had to turn on the Aqua Hot for heat in the coach. (Aqua Hot is a diesel fired boiler that provides heated antifreeze to small radiators with fans behind them and it also provides hot water for...

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May 24, 2019 - New Mexico to Arizona

We went down for our free breakfast at the hotel and the owner greeted us as we came in and asked was everything ok, we got talking with her and she told us all about her she came over from India with $8, she raised 2 kids with her husband and worked also cleaning hotel rooms, she told her husband I am going to own my own hotel one day, 25 years later she did it and she has so much pride in her hotel it was so nice and clean and is so happy to be living here, and she is in her 60's and has ran numerous 26 mile marathons, she was such a joy...

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May 10, 2019 - Flagstaff and Phoenix

Tuesday morning, May 7, we pulled out of the Cotton Lane RV Park and headed for Flagstaff, AZ where we would pickup US 40 which we planned on using for the vast majority of our eastern trip to Red Bay, Alabama. Unfortunately about 30 miles south of Flagstaff a “Fault Code” message showed on the dash with an icon and on our engine monitor with the words “DPF Over Pressure”. DPF means Diesel Particulate Filter and it is a pollution control device that captures the soot particles of exhaust caused by the combustion of the diesel fuel in the...

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Apr 30, 2019 - Coconino National Forest

April 30, May 1, May 2, and May 3rd. The engine light came on in the Jeep. So we took it to Pep-Boys in Flagstaff only to find out we needed to replace the "emission control canister" for a few hundred bucks. They could not repair it immediately so we made an appointment for the next morning. Found a great location along a forest road to spend a few days for free. Love free. It's referred to as "boondocking" in rv lingo. I'll use that word a lot in future journal entries. Great views and campfires at no extra charge. The spot was less than...

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Apr 29, 2019 - Oh my, I'm way behind on this journal. Just too much fun.

It's actually May 8 but I'm back-dating this entry to fill in what's been happening. Wow, time flies when you're havin' fun!!! We left Winslow, AZ and went to Flagstaff, AZ when we had reservations to park the RV at a brewery. We planned on tasting some brew and enjoying a free night of camping. Turns out the fellow that took our reservations was a new employee who was not aware that there was a size limitation of 15ft. for an RV to fit in their parking area. Well our 36ft rig was over twice that however the fellow that greeted us tried to...

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Apr 25, 2019 - Bouse to Flagstaff, AZ

It was a beautiful day on Monday to start our slow trip up to South Fork, CO, for the summer. There was very little wind & lots of sunshine as we left Bouse & drove thru Parker & Lake Havasu City. We drove thru a few rain showers as we got closer to Flagstaff but it wasn't raining when we checked into Black Bart's RV Park mid afternoon. We got set up quickly & enjoyed a nice ham dinner before walking Callie. (The ham dinner was supposed to be for Easter but we were invited to an Easter dinner Bill made for everyone still in the rv park. It...

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Apr 18, 2019 - Wrap Up in Benson - Moving North

New dot on the map Tom!! Howdy from Flagstaff, AZ! (OK, from Mt Pleasant, UT now). Well – we did it! Got off on Sunday the 14th as planned. Saturday was a LONG and rough day though. After fueling, hooking up, saying our goodbyes and taking care of all the last minute stuff, we got on the road about 10:00. Not bad considering! We drove the 300 miles to Flagstaff without incident except for two slow downs for wrecks. Stupid drivers! Once again, I towed the trailer with the MH. We landed in Flag around 5:00 and checked into two sites at the...

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Mar 8, 2019 - Return trip to Yuma

After getting off a very cold boat ride we left The resort at 12:30. Big winds threw the bus all over the highway again all the way to Flagstaff. Mother nature threw everything she had at us on this ride,Howling winds,Sand storm ,Snow storm, and off course some pounding rain on us,it was quite interesting. Not sure what we would find in Flagstaff since it sits close 7500 feet! As it turned out the skies cleared and we stopped for lunch in Flagstaff with no more weather related issues today. We arrived in Yuma tonight at 9:45. Our tour...

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Nov 2, 2018 - We are in Flagstaff, Arizona

After a nice visit with Marie we caught the ferry from Nanaimo on Wednesday morning and arrived in Delta around noon. We jumped in the van ready to drive off the ferry and it wouldn't start. I guess after sitting for a couple days at Marie's and plugging both coolers in they killed the battery. It didn't take them long to boost us and we were on our way. We headed for the border and had no problem getting into the USA. It probably took 15 min and that was waiting for the people a head of us. It rained a good portion of the day. We got a...

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Oct 5, 2018 - Flagstaff Lowell Observatory

October 4th, 2018 Today we started our trip back toward Albuquerque for the Balloon Festival. Our Schedule puts us there on Monday the 8th of October. Prior to that we will be staying at the J&H RV Resort in Flagstaff, followed by a stay at the OK RV Resort in Holbrook Arizona. J&H RV park is super. Extremely nice site and close to local activities. Tonight, we took in one of the sites. The Lowell observatory. We attended presentations on “The Solar System”, “Stars and Galaxies” and a Tour of the Constellations. The first two were...

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Oct 5, 2018 - Travel on I-40

You might have heard the saying “The silence is deafening” which is a striking absence of noise. Well, that is how it was at Bonito Campground, a Forest Service campground located about 20 miles north of Flagstaff. The campground is basic – no electric or water to fill your tanks. No internet or phone access and very, very quiet. However, after Albuquerque and our stops along I-40, it was quite a nice change. It was so quiet that I noticed the ringing in my ears and it was so dark we can see the stars! Plus, with only one week left before...

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Oct 3, 2018 - Bayfield, CO to Flagstaff, AZ

After a day off, we hit the road again this morning. It rained during the night but was gone this morning & we only had a few sprinkles after we took off. We drove thru mountains, into desert, & back into mountains at Flagstaff. Beautiful views all day long. We drove on some wavy roads that weren't fun double-hitching but otherwise we had no problems & made it to Flagstaff in good time. We're spending the nite at Black Bart's RV Park. They have a steakhouse with singing waiters but we decided to eat our sloppy joes at home. There's a cute...

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