Door to door was 9.5 hours of being in the RV over 436 miles. Definitely a big mistake in planning. Never ever again, we are too old for this. First thing Colin asked once we arrived here tonight is if we could stay for three nights next year. Absolutely. Site B18 is the place to be. Perfect to watch the sunset from and likely the sunrise but I won’t be up for that, Colin might.
Of course we had a wee glitch to start the day. The tow brake that Colin had repaired would not work 😡 We had to press on with our day but he will look at it tomorrow, He suspects that one of the five inside wires may have a loose connection. Always something but we are travelling along on the flat and safely can stop the Jeep. But we must get this problem resolved.
The first part of the HWY between Las Vegas and Searchlight had sections dedicated to those that have served in the military. Being as today was November 11th, Remembrance Day, it was the perfect time to reflect on all of the following dedicated sections of the highway. First was to remember those who served in WW1, the next section dedicated to WW2. I was surprised to see the third section dedicated to the Cold War. Next came the Vietnam War followed by those who fought in the Persian Gulf situation. We actually flew through that active area on a flight to India. The aircraft was slightly diverted but still 😯 The final dedicated section of highway was to those fighting the Global War on Terrorism. That gave me pause for thought.
After the fuel stop in Parker ( thought of you today Cindy ) we stopped at the RV Pit Stop in Quartzite to fill the propane tank.Then a quick detour to Loves to pick up some fuel injector cleaner. We have been using this for 15 years as told to us by a mechanic who said that we would never have problems if we used this product. Click here for information on the product Colin is using.
We stopped about 3PM at a rest area to feed all four of us. The girls have only done their business once at 6:30AM and then not until we arrived here at 6PM. We are in a state park with no lights at all and it was pitch dark. Colin walked the girls while I dumped the air, put down the jacks and deployed the slides. My next task is to always dust everything with a damp cloth. Makes everything feel fresher. The girls seem happy here and did their business right away. Lots of campfires and the odour of smoke 😉
I had a lovely dinner planned but we simply settled for a grilled cheese sandwich. We were both unhappy at missing the fabulous sunset, part of the reason we came here but also very tired.
Be sure to check in tomorrow for what comes next.
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