Where Are We Today
|Info about Alamo Lake Dam|
Carrying on from my last post, we arrived at Alamo Lake State Park and got settled in on lot B-17 with Rob and Pat on B18. We are only here for two nights, but will enjoy the time here.
|Three buddies checking out the scenery|
On Friday the 16th, we took Rob and Pat up to the Alamo Lake Dam to take in the view. Leaving there, we headed out to the Wayside Oasis. It is a trailer park out in the middle of nowhere, with a bar/restaurant and generators for power. It was late morning, so we sat at the bar and order some coffee, sat back, took in the ambiance and chatted with the waitress about the place.
|Inside the Cafe/Bar at the Wayside Oasis|
We left the next day, to our next destination, Ridgeview RV Resort, in Bullhead City, Arizona. Instead of heading to Hwy 95, we back tracked to Hwy 71 to Hwy 93 to I-40 and finally Hwy 68 into Bullhead City.
|Joshua Tree Forest|
The best part of this trek, was Hwy 93, again with ups and downs and gentle curves , but you drive through the Joshua Tree Forest, absolutely amazing. One thing though, make sure you have a full tank of fuel, as there is only one place to get fuel on this 110 mile stretch of road.
|Arriving at Ridgeview RV Resort|
|Our buddies leading the way|
When Pat went to open up the bedroom slide, she got it part way out and the bottom cable broke, the first cable, the top one, broke when we were in Memphis. We have been trying to nurse it along until we got to a more populated area. The bottom one had been replaced a little over a year ago.
|This is what they are suppose to look like|
|Here is a broken one|
|Working on the mechanism|
After about five hours we had it back together, moving in and out. Not an easy job, the cables being next to the head of the bed right next to the closet.
|New eye bolts and one new cable and clamps|
|one side of the slide mechanism, two cables pull the slide in and two cables pull the slide out|
|the drive motor and transmission for chains|
A big thank you to Rob for his insight, thoughts, ideas and time, as this is not a one person job.
On a lighter side, Rob and I, each purchased an inexpensive CB radio to communicate while driving from destination to destination. We took part of Tuesday to install them in our trucks.
that should bring you up to speed from my side of things, be sure to keep
following Pat's blog,here here, to see what we're up to.
Until the next time, take care and be safe, comment if you like.