It looks like we screwed up!!

Normally I would say that I screwed up, however it was a decision we both made. But I did not do the research ahead of time. Obviously my older mind is not recalling certain events. I can’t expect Colin to do travel planning, that is my job.

While I was out yesterday doing the final final grocery shop before we cross into Mexico, Colin had a fellow RVer help move the huge and heavy microwave box into the RV. And he decided to move the dog crate to where his dinner table chair used to be as it fit the space.

The one thing that I have accomplished in the past months has been to smile and say okay. I can even let it the situation go and not stress about it ( most of the time) 😯

We are losing space quickly.

Sadly he broke an important guitar nail in the process.  However we had heard about a new repair treatment using fibreglass which I had ordered on Amazon. So he repaired the nail and is happy as it is very strong and the string sounded great using that nail. Guitarists should not be RVers. Meanwhile I was shopping at Walmart and also at Smiths down/up (??) the road on Flamingo. For the very first time in my life I lost the Jeep at both locations. I seriously thought that it had been stolen as I remembered exactly where I had left it. About 15 minutes later just as I was beginning to panic, I decided to walk even further away from Walmart and that is where I found our vehicle. Phew!! I didn’t realize how far away from the building that I had parked. I also momentarily lost the Jeep at Smiths but found it quickly. Looks like my mind isn’t doing what it should be.

With no reason the girls decided to have a thing where they thought that they saw a critter within the RV.

It took about 10 minutes for them to calm down.

Their favorite place, sitting in the sun on the dash.

Today was a very buy day. I did a full set of exercises ( not doing two sessions yet ), washed my hair ( so that Colin could dump and put the hoses away ). Oh and then I did two very full loads of laundry including sheets and towels.

So at this point the microwave ended up in the bedroom where the dog crate used to be. I used my shoe to show how large the box is. We plan to cover the box up with dog blankets and hope that it goes unnoticed. If discovered we will have to pay import duty!

We are often asked to bring a few things down for friends who forget something or who had flown in and would like an extra something that they can’t get in  Mexico. I also like to surprise a few people with things that I know they would like. So I was already bringing in things for six different families. A friend who is in Mexico already ( her very first trip driving in with RV ) asked for a few things which was totally fine. I had warned her to bring all that she needed with her but she under estimated. One thing that surprised me was the size of this box. We are still looking for a place to stash it.

Hard to see but the outside stair ramp for the girls is in that back area on the right as well as two huge bags of soil for my hibiscus. The yellow box holds I have no idea, plus, plus, plus.

Here Colin is trying to put in a large outdoor fan into the Jeep so that we have more space inside the RV. Many RVers name their RV’s. We have not, but If had to name it, I would call it ” Cram – A – Lot”!

Colin spent most of the day packing things up, he cleaned the inside of the RV, walked the girls and started loading anything he could into the RV basement or the Jeep. Washed the windshield again once he took down the sun screen. As you likely know we are not minimalists. Even the girls have their special carpet to lay on outside as well as two dogs beds. I did as much as I could with my sore back.

So what did we screw up? Distance and time 😳 Normally from here we stop in Lake Havasu ( to see my very dear friend Libby who is no longer with us ) or in Gila Bend.  Why oh why did Colin ( it was his idea ) want to drive to Pichacho Peak state park for our next stop. I really should have checked the mileage. Dang 😥

410 miles! We can only drive at 60-65 mph as we are towing a fully loaded Jeep. The RV is also fully loaded up.

The alternate route is the same mileage.

Definitely a huge screw up. The other issue is that 8AM Arizona time is 7AM Las Vegas time. Quiet time here in the RV park is from 10PM to 8AM. We have decided to get up at 6AM Nevada time and leave at 7AM Nevada time which happens to be 8AM Arizona time. We had hoped to have a few hours before sunset to enjoy Picacho Peak but with a fuel stop and a propane fill stop it might not happen.  At least we don’t have to check out Saturday until noon.

So if the drive is too much for us we will simply stop when we are tired and forfeit our reservation. Poco a poco. The scoop on Picacho is….

Picacho Peak’s most noted historic event occurred on April 15, 1862, when Confederate and Union scouting parties met in the Battle of Picacho Pass during the Civil War. This was the largest Civil War clash to take place in Arizona. But it truly is a lovely place to be. 
Be sute to check in tomorrow evening to check the que pasa of it all.




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7 thoughts on “It looks like we screwed up!!

  1. Jim and Barb says:

    Well, there are worse things to screw up on. Like you said, if it gets to be too much you can just stop wherever. Picacho is a pretty park and an awesome hike but not for the faint of heart!

    1. After 9.5 hours on the road and 436 miles it isn’t easy to stay positive. Umm here for the views but not those hikes.

  2. sue says:

    I hope you’ll follow the original routing, bypassing Phoenix. The second route that you showed takes you on dangerous route 93 from Kingman to Phoenix, through our neck of the woods, Wickenburg. Rt. 93 should be avoided if at all possible, most of it is two lane and absolutely jammed with trucks running from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Serious accidents close it regularly. Locals avoid it, please do also. Pichacho State Park is lovely, I hope you’ll be able to enjoy the views at least!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I think I tuned into your positive thoughts. We so love being at Picacho Peak and t ahss been a long time since we were last here.

  3. Maxx Trails says:

    I hope you make it to Picacho Peak, it really is a nice park and we had one of our best sunsets there.

    1. We made it but missed the sunset. Love it here.

  4. Croft says:

    I thought this was only available on email and that’s where I was reading it. Thanks to your message I now see how to get to the Blog itself! Every day I learn something new!

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