Thursday, September 21, 2017

Getting things accomplished

Amarillo Ranch RV Park
Amarillo, TX

We're getting a lot of things accomplished this week.

Since Obamacare came in to being and I'm not quite
the golden age of Medicare,
I have to get any annual checkups here in Texas.
Normally it's no big deal, we are usually somewhere
in Texas once a year.
Last year I picked a doctor in Amarillo as it was
more convenient to our route out to California.
I had a doctor in Livingston, but she bowed out of
the Blue Cross/Blue Shield market,
so I had to change.
But I digress...

Tuesday I had my annual checkup and blood work.
I'm waiting for all the results, but she was quite happy
that my 6 month blood work that I had in CA
 showed drops in all my numbers.
I got my first ever flu shot,
with instructions to get a pneumonia and shingles shot
at any pharmacy (as it would be less expensive).

Yesterday I did just that.
Walmart conveniently administers all those shots,
and my insurance has a $0 copay on all of them!
I'm good to go for another year!

George took the truck for an inspection,
only $7 and no big deal.
We thought we could get the RV inspected as well,
but since we just bought it in April,
it's not due for inspection until next April.
We'll get it done next time we pass through.
Again, no big deal.

We have another week here to get one more appointment in,
then we'll be heading off towards Mississippi 
and the Vanleigh service center.

In the meantime, we're enjoying not working!
George and I have seen most everything in Amarillo
there is to do,
but might be able to find something to do :-)

Friday, September 15, 2017


American RV Resort
Albuquerque, NM

We've had a great couple days riding through Arizona.
I always love the change in geology.

A pretty cool rainstorm was in the distance too!

We stayed last night at OK RV Park in Holbrook, AZ
 It was a basic pull through, no frills, and with a Good Sam discount.

This morning we got going early heading to Albuquerque.
We are staying one night at American RV Resort,
which is a great park.
It gets pretty full for the balloon festival.

Tomorrow we'll be in Amarillo for 2 weeks.
I'll be getting my doctor appointments out of the way,
and do some sightseeing while we're there.

We're not quite doing the long driving days this time.
George prefers keeping it under 350 miles per day.
I know some of you think even that's too many miles!
One thing we're not doing this trip is boondocking in Walmarts, etc.
With the new residential refrigerator, we thought we'd try it
when it's not so hot outside.

Everything is going great with Harvey 2!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Trekking east

'On the road'
Somewhere on rte 40

We had an uneventful send off yesterday from Yanks.
George and I both promised we would be back in 2 months!

Our first night was at River Run park in Bakersfield.

It's a perfect place to stop on Hwy 58,
which is only a few miles from my Aunt Judy and Uncle Don's house.
We both were invited over for dinner last night,
and she invited my cousins and their families too!

She set up tables in her quilt room,
which worked out perfectly.

My cousin Kelly's granddaughter Layla is such a cutie!

So is Layla's new brother Hudson :-)

We sat and talked for quite a while,
while the grandkids played with gramma Kelly.

I got a little Hudson time myself :-)

Can't forget Penny & Molly!
Molly loves her Daddy (Uncle Don)..

Today we took off by 8:30 am, driving through 108 degree temps
in Needles, CA to our spot in Kingman, AZ for the night.
Fort Beale RV Park is a great little park, and we didn't have to unhook.

Tomorrow we mosey on east, stopping in Holbrook, AZ

Monday, September 11, 2017

Time to hit the road!

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield, CA

We've wrapped up our last week of work here at Yanks.
This past couple of weeks we've had some pretty hot temps..

We've spent some time at the pool, 
with some nice sunsets..

Time was spent with Mom,
Greg & Connie,
and others here in the park.

George got the RV all ready to go.
The wheels are torqued, bolts tightened, etc.

Tomorrow we hit the road for the first time
in just about a year!