Saturday, October 18, 2014

I'm outa there

I had better get to  blogging or the prophecy made by Run N Rose several days ago will come true...  She said that I would just show up in Mesa one day, as I make the trip rather quickly...

So tonight, I am in Arizona, but not in Mesa... Rather I am camped in the KOA in Holbrook...   I came from broken camper waiting for recall parts.. to being here rather quickly...

We went to the Romeo ride on Tuesday up in Northern Kansas City...  The ride was to Weston, a small village on the Missouri river...   This is a tourist community where wine making and antiques are the main items sold on the old main street...   We ate breakfast in the old cafe on that main street...

When we returned back to Southern KC I went over to the freightliner dealer to see what the current excuse would be...  But to my amazement, the coach was done!!!  Of course they didn't have time to give me a call..  He said he was just about to call me... Ya, right....

So Wednesday was the load it up day, and Thursday was load the groceries and toiletries...  Once those are in, the house is no longer where you are going to sleep that night...

So by mid afternoon, I was on my way to Wichita..   I used to stay in a very nice CG that is all concrete and irrigated grass...  No mud anywhere...  But they want $50 bucks....

But this spring, I found an old KOA that is no longer affiliated, out West of the airport... $28..  I arrived just as the sun set...  And yes my site was muddy gravel....That night, I put all the stuff away once the motorhome was opened up so that I could get to the closets and the drawers...

On Friday, I drove all the way to Tucumcari, Nm...  This is all two lane roads that are choked with heavy trucks...  Surprisingly it moves right along in the high 60s..  But the road is so rough in Oklahoma and Texas that things fell all over inside the rig..

Today (Saturday) I left about 9AM..  It was all I 40, but I went right thru Albuquerque,,,  even though it was Saturday..   I stopped for lunch at the Casino out West of town where gas was much cheaper at $2.79..  Diesel however was as much as a dollar higher in town and $3.59 at the car lanes out front of the casino...  Its so big out there, I drove the MH right thru as well...

Once out of New Mexico, I gained the second hour because Arizona doesn't have daylight saving time..  That isn't too good though, as it is only 6 PM and its already dark outside...

Biscuit is a good little traveler, but doesn't want to eat too much...  But I fooled her this noon, by putting about a teaspoon of ranch salad dressing on her dog food...  Boy that changed everything..  she ate every morsel and even licked the bowl...  I won't make a habit out of that, but she needed to eat after three days...

If all goes well, its only a short drive to the Arizona house from here..

Retired Rod

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Guilty!

The evidence...............!




There's the plastic bag  that came from the Pet store...  In the bottom there are several beef Bully Sticks....   She loves those and will almost kill for them....  The bag wasn't all spread out like that, it was ready to move into the motorhome, if I ever get it back...  But Biscuit's smeller was working overtime.....




Who me..???  Whadya mean what's that in my paws...?



You were tryin to hold out on me, weren't ya dad....?


Retired Rod for Biscuit..


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Repairs

The motor cycle was finished right on schedule Friday afternoon...  Its was raining and cold.. So I went with the trailer and picked it up....

The motorhome was not done on Saturday, as there are still no parts to be had anywhere...  They keep promising that they will be in tomorrow, but the awful truth is they have no idea where any parts might be or when they will be here....

I'm sitting here grumbling.......!!

Retired Rod

Friday, October 10, 2014

Destiny

Does our mood rub off on our dogs?  Biscuit is whining at me for some reason, but its unknown what that might be....Lets see, she went out potty, has food in her bowl and water too....  She is just whining at me because she feels bad........

Or is it because I am not motivated...?   Lets see, its overcast and cold outside...  Barely 50 degrees in rain showers... Misty dreary soak you to the bone rain showers...  I would have left here by now, but.....

The motorhome is still over at the Freightliner repair shop...   Well on a good note, the parts are supposed to come in today...  Assuming that they do, they will be installed sometime this afternoon or perhaps tomorrow... They do work on Saturday.

Well what about the motorcycle...?  It has what we call the Honda front end shake...  It has always done this to varying degrees..  Honda Goldwings are notorious for this problem...  New tires and complete balancing didn't help any...  It shakes if you let go of the handlebar...  So according to Honda, Just don't let go....  You shouldn't be riding no handed anyway...  So they won't help you with the problem.....!

We have a neighborhood mechanic over in Lawrence named Tim, and that is where the bike is...  Tim is replacing the bearings in the neck..  That's the front of the frame where the handlebars go thru the frame...  Like a bicycle...  The thought is that these bearings are weak from the factory and need to be replaced with ones that are much more robust..  On the Goldwing it is at least a 4 hour job...

Tim claims he will be done late in the day, today.. (Friday)..  But its too cold to go over in the rain, so I will have to get the utility trailer on the back of the Jeep to go after it...  Besides, I am only one guy and can't drive both vehicles back home...

So I'm moping around this morning not knowing what to do next....  My destiny is in the hands of my repair folks....!  LOL

Something will happen, but who knows what....

Retired Rod