Friday, March 20, 2020

Day 44 - Planning...

Too cold today to spend outside! The wind is making it feel much colder than the temperature suggests. And, it’s pretty wet. I didn’t realize that Texas gets a lot of rain.

So, we spent a good part of our day trying to plan what to do next. I had only reserved sites through this park near the Oklahoma border back in January. After that it was pretty open. Bridget wants to visit her brother in OK. We head northeast from here and after a few days east of Oklahoma City, we head west towards southern Arizona. I made another reservation at an Encore Park allowing us about four long travel days to get there. According to Google Maps, it’s 1,168 miles so they will be long days. Since I hear that Texas is  “RV friendly”, we plan to dry camp all the way to Arizona. We’ll see how that goes. Fortunately, we don’t really need to interact with many people as we can travel over 500 miles before even needing to consider filling up. But, the low fuel prices here in the Midwest are going to be missed. According to the TSD Logistics app, they are down to $1.45/gal in OK.

I have an appointment to get the windshield repaired in Arizona as we will be there for a couple of weeks. Then another couple of travel days gets us to Pahrump, Nevada where I just received confirmation for a month long stay at another RV park. This will take us through most of May. We are hoping that this gets us through this round of craziness. The Arizona and Nevada parks are so we can get a 50amp site to run both A/C units. It may be starting to warm up.

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  1. Glad to hear you can be on the move and have another place fixed up to stay. Best to wait out the crazy times in a nice and beautiful setting. I hope for you that the weather will play along.

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    1. So far, we can still be on the move. Sort of concerned about the week between here and Arizona...

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  2. Good wishes for everything to go as planned! We are moving 1/2 way to Pahrump today. Fingers crossed we get there without incident tomorrow!

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    1. Hopefully, there won’t be a problem…

      Halfway to Pahrump is a long day!

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    2. Well, it turns out we're only about 1/3 of the way to Pahrump. We're in Visalia and this park is off 99. It has filled up with overnighters since we got here about 1 pm. Tomorrow will be a long day, about 350. That's not too many miles, but certainly many more than we've been doing lately! Will let you know how it is when we get there.

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    3. When we head back west, we are going to have four 300 mile days in a row. That’s going to be long...

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  3. Yes it is. Well, our dayhasjustgotten longer...we have some sort of leak, causing billows of white smoke on the exhaust. Mobile mechanic on his way...

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    1. Only when first started or while driving? And do you smell antifreeze?

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  4. It's constant. Mechanic is here, it's a coolant leak but we will have to get it to their shop. 😥

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    1. Oh no! That could be bad if it’s leaking into the exhaust.

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  5. Good luck with your travels. Gas prices around here are almost unbelievable. Stay safe and well!

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