A Little More West

Current Location: The Scenic Road RV Park, Quartzsite, Arizona

Literally just after Malcolm posted our last locational blog post from his iPad on Monday afternoon, the Ford dealer called and said our truck was ready to pick up. We packed up our stuff and headed straight over there. The dealer found that our right-front wheel bearing was just a little loose and may or may not have caused the brakes to wear prematurely. They cleaned, inspected, repacked and tightened the bearings as well as replacing the brake pads and rotors.

While they had the truck, we had them go ahead and do an oil and filter change as well as change fuel filters. They also applied an update to the engine control module to address a new emissions-related recall. We took the truck and rental car and drove over to Hertz by way of the gas station, filling up both vehicles. We turned in the rental car and headed back to the trailer.

We decided on Monday since we had already paid a week (could stay until Friday) and the weather looked iffy that we would stay until Wednesday. On Tuesday, we ran into town and did laundry as well as a couple of other errands. Otherwise, we took it easy around the trailer.

This morning we packed up and pulled out around 8:00 AM. We had an easy drive through Mesa and Phoenix despite it being the end of rush hour. We picked up I-10 west and drove on towards the border. We stopped at a truck stop so that Malcolm could take a conference call for work, then headed on west afterwards. We stopped at a rest area and called ahead to an RV park in Quartzsite, Arizona that was listed in the Escapees RV Park book and found that they had a site available. We are set up there now and decided to stay two nights.

We also called ahead to another RV park in Indio, California that was listed in the Escapees RV Park book and set up reservations there for the weekend. We decided to take better advantage of the Escapees RV parks and their better rates and discounts than to rely so heavily on the KOA network. So far, it’s been working out well. We should have done this sooner.

As promised, here are a bunch of phone pictures from the past several days. Camera pictures will come later once we get them offloaded onto the computer.

Our site at Canyon Lake

Our site at Canyon Lake

Model A in the Ford Dealer Showroom

Model A in the Ford Dealer Showroom

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake

Arizona Hills

Arizona Hills

Tortilla Flats Saloon

Tortilla Flats Saloon

"Bar Stools" at Tortilla Flats Saloon

“Bar Stools” at Tortilla Flats Saloon

Arizona Scenery

Arizona Scenery

The Mighty Wurlitzer at Organ Stop Pizza

The Mighty Wurlitzer at Organ Stop Pizza

Our new "portable desert"

Our new “portable desert”

Typical sunset in Arizona

Typical sunset in Arizona

Scenery along I-10 near Quartzsite, Arizona

Scenery along I-10 near Quartzsite, Arizona

More I-10 Scenery

More I-10 Scenery

Our site in Quartzsite

Our site in Quartzsite

Today’s License Plates – 19 of 51 states found.

License Plates

License Plates

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