Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ninth Day Route, Tires and Shocks

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Our Route On Day Nine
We left our campsite outside of Moab UT at 9:00 a.m. M/T, once again westward bound. Travelling Hwy 191 north to Hwy 70 west on steady climb up to 7826 feet before starting a downward run to 5266 feet just before we turned onto Hwy 15 South.
 Around 12:30 p.m. we pulled into a Flying J for fuel, I hadn't even started to pump when the mechanic from the tire shop suggest I take a look at the front passenger side trailer tire, it was starting to come apart, and with closer look at the rear one it was showing signs of the same. Taking a look at the other side, there were indications of those two starting to break down. So four new tires were needed and they got to work right away on them. Once the first two tires were off they noticed that the shocks weren't the best, so all four shocks were replaced. Three fellows went to work and 45 minutes later they were all done. These guys were sure accommodating, getting us in right away and explaining Eagles Landing Truck Plaza in Beaver Utah. The tires are 4 years old with few miles on them, but age and sitting for long periods of time are not good for them. Someone was watching out for us today.

The first two

The worst one

New shocks installed

First side done

Working on the other side

The new shocks

Three man crew

Just about done

By the way Al @ CanAm, they said you did a real good job re greasing the bearings

All Done

My road rating for all roads today is a 9 out of 10, except for a short distance on Hwy I 70 where we were down to one lane for construction, I give it a 8.5 out of 10.
After a quick bite to eat we were on our way, coming to the end of Utah and into Arizona for about 28 miles until we hit Nevada. We were headed for Mesquite Nevada to the Casa Blanca Casino where they had free RV parking for the night.
Enjoying supper at the casino and free entertainment in one of the lounges, we listen to an Elvis impersonator until about 9:30 p.m. P/T before calling it a night and heading back to the suite to try and write this post. My eyes are half closed so I hope it looks alright.
That's it for now, until the next time, take care and be safe. Feel free to leave a comment.
Be sure to check out Pat's blog HERE for a more detailed day.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park
Today we went thru Canyonlands National Park and once again were blown away by the natural beauty of the area. There are many different Overlook areas throughout the park along with trail heads if you are into hiking.
 We stopped at many of the look-outs to take in the spectacular views. The Shafer Trail Overlook was a short walk to see into the canyon and the Dome Rock was about a 1/2 mile hike to see it.
At the whale rock, we only walked part way to it, as it was a steeper climb then we wanted. We also took in the Green River Overlook and the Grand View Point Overlook.
This park was different than the Arches Park but beautiful in its own way. By the way, the roads thru  both of these parks and the surrounding area of Moab, I would rate as a 10 out of 10, and in the parks I would add...FUN, FUN, FUN to drive.
As with yesterday, there is picture overload, so once again, if you skip thru them, I'll understand.
We will be on the move tomorrow, leaving this beautiful area, but hope to come back again, it has become a high on our list as one of the favorites.
Hope you had a great day whatever you were doing, until the next time, take care and be safe. Feel free to leave a comment.
Be sure to check out Pat's blog HERE
Shafer Overlook

Way up there

Whale Rock

I'm coming

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Upheaval Dome

Green River down there

Sitting on the edge

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