Saturday, October 28, 2023


Where Are We Today

Shoot Out Arena RV Park

Tombstone Arizona

Leaving Bottomless Lake State Park this morning at 7:40 am in a drizzly rain, we headed out on US 380 towards Roswell NM. I topped up our tank in Roswell before carrying on. Within a few miles we were in clear blue skies for the rest of the day.

Next, we took US 70 thru the Mescalero Reservation, this is a beautiful drive thru forest and mountains reaching close to 7900 ft. in elevation. There is a section of this highway that you would swear you are going downhill, but actually you are climbing.  


As promised, Al, here’s a Big “ HELLO SOUTHWEST, WE MISS YOU” from “ The Bayfield Bunch”

Continuing on US 70/54, then US 70 past the White Sands National Park to Las Cruces NM, where we got on Interstate 10 west. We stayed on that all the way to Benson AZ then turned south on US 80, bring us to Tombstone.

We are parked in a $10 a night boondocking RV park. Tomorrow will be a no driving day as we walk the streets of Tombstone, you never know we just might run into Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp.

Pat may not get hers written tonight so check it out  here    in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by, until the next time.



Friday, October 27, 2023

Shorter Drive Today

Where Are We Today

Site D

Bottomless Lake State Park

I promise you I didn’t do another 500-mile day, only 388 miles. Read Pat’s blog Here   to see the written route that we took today.

Site D Bottomless Lake State Park

To “Don in Okla.” we stopped in at Hutch’s about 9:10 a.m. to say hi, asked the girl behind the counter if there was a Don here, she said she didn’t know of a Don. Sorry we missed you.

Certainly different scenery today and some roads that I won’t travel again, but all in all a nice day.

Thanks for stopping in, until the next.


6th Day out, From Liberal Ks to Bottomless Lake State Park Roswell Nm

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Jell-O Jiggled

Where Are We Today

Walmart Parking Lot

Liberal Kansas

Before I start, I have to warn Lorne, from” A Place Called Away”, the Jello jiggled, so you better sit down.

When we started out this morning, at 7:15, I had every intension of going as far as a Walmart in Wichita Ks. Realizing that we would be there around 1:30 p.m., we decided to push on. So, we headed to this Walmart in Liberal Ks.

After 530 miles, that’s far enough and we wanted to stay in Kansas so we can add that sticker to our map.

Todays route had us on I-70 to the 435 By-pass around Kansas City, I-35 to U.S.50 to Kansas State Rd 61 to U.S. Rd 400 to U.S. 54 ending up on Tucker Rd in Liberal Ks.

At this point, I have not picked a destination, so check back in tomorrow. For the rest of our day, read Pat’s blog Here

Thanks for stopping by, until the next time.


Our 530 mile day

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Back on the Road

Where Are We TodaySam’s Club Parking Lot

Columbia Mo.

We left Showalter RV in Nappanee In. this morning at 8 a.m., tanks dumped and full of fuel.

It has been a good day of driving putting on 500 miles. Some of those miles on roads we have never travelled on.

Almost to Columbia Mo.

 I can say that the roads were in good condition, with few rough spots and not a lot of construction.

For more of our days travel, visit Pat’s blog Pat's

Thanks for stopping in, until the next time.

Our route today

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Slide Fixed

Where Are We Today

Showalter RV

Nappanee In.

This morning at 8:30, there was a knock at the door, they were here to fix our slide. Two and a half hours later it was all back together and operating perfectly.

Inside pulley, the cable is not sitting properly in the pulley

The problem was the cable not riding in the pulley properly and causing it to bind. The pulley system mounting plate was on an angle, thus causing the cable to not ride probably in the pulley.

Can you see the angle that system is on?

To fix this, an aluminum plate was fastened to the wall where the box frame is located and then the pulley system mounted to that. The cables were readjusted and aligned.

Here is the aluminum plate attached to the wall with the pulley system mounted to it.

It was noticed that the other side of the slide was just starting to do the same thing, so a metal plate was put on that side also.

Plate being put on the other side.

So, we are good to go. We decided to spend one more night here and get an early start in the morning.

We are very grateful that the good folks here were able to look after us so quickly.

Thanks for stopping by, until the next time.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Slide Update

Where Are We Today
Showalter RV
Nappanee, In.

Here is an update to our situation with our bedroom slide. But first let me thank everyone for their suggestions on getting this fixed.

From one follower we tried Indiana Interstate Enterprises, in LaGrange In. as it was the closest. They had all their service bays full with one person waiting. When I asked when they would have an opening, I was told that they are booked thru until January. They did however give us the name and phone number of the manufacturer of the cable system in Elkhart In.

That was our next phone call, Norco Cable Systems (BAL), where the person on the phone gave all kinds of suggestions which were all ready tried or impossible to do. I thank them and moved on.

By the way, all these calls are being done as we head towards the area.

The third call was to another follower’s suggestion, that being Showalter RV, in Nappanee IN, where we are currently sitting. They said that when one of these situations presents itself, they call, get this, BAL Norco mobile tech to come and do the repair right here in their lot. It will probably not be until Wednesday, but may happen tomorrow. So here we sit, plugged in and we have water hook up just like at CanAm.

All Set UP

Our route today, from Marion to Nappanee In.

I have contacted CanAm and spoke with our service rep, Peggy. Once fixed, we are to send the invoice to them and we will be reimbursed. They do look after us.

Thanks for checking in, until the next time.


Sunday, October 22, 2023

Not Such a Good First Day

Where Are We Today

Walmart Parking Lot

Marion Indiana

We left CanAm RV at 7:45 a.m. this morning and crossed the border at Sarnia/Port Huron just before 9:00 a.m. We headed east and then south on I-69 arriving here around 2:45. When we went to open the bedroom slide, it would only go out about 6 inches and then stop. After trying what ever I could think of, I have left it in and we will have to deal with it in the morning.

 There is a service center at DRV Mobilesuites where it was made, 2 hours north of us, so they will be called first thing in the morning to see what the chances are of getting in there to get it fixed. If the wait is to long, a call will be made to CanAm, letting them we are on the way back to them to get it fixed.

That’s all I’m going to say about it for now. Read Pat’s posts to keep informed.

Thanks for checking in, until the next time.

First Day Travels