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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2006, 09:52:19 AM »

We've never stayed there. A couple of friends stayed there en route to the Monaco & FMCA rallies earlier this year. They reported that it wasn't great, but OK for one night.

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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2007, 05:55:50 PM »
We spent four days over new year at Laughlin, NV. We're not gamblers, but the attraction for us was some great company with several forum members and other friends, some of whom are wannabes. One of the side trips was to the small town of Oatman for lunch and then a tour of the Gold Road Mine a couple of miles away. Being in the mountain with a sign pointing straight up to Route 66 was interesting.

New years day we had brunch at the home of some friends who live in Bullhead City.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2007, 06:05:18 PM »
A couple of nights at Havasu RV resort and I came down with a sinus infection (happens every time I come to the desert). Fortunately, I came prepared this time with antibiotics and I'm getting better by the day.

Today we drove down Hwy 95 to I-10 at Quartzsite - I couldn't entice the others in our caravan to stop at QZ for the night. Then on to Beaudry RV resort; An interesting concept - a large, nice RV park at a large RV dealership. Of course, they offer you the "VIP tour of RVs", hoping to entice you to upgrade.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2007, 07:48:01 PM »
Tom:

If you are headed east on I-10 give us a heads up, a group of us youcould meet for lunch at Flying J in west Phoenix or some other place convienent.

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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2007, 07:49:28 PM »
Tom  we stayed at the Beaudry Resort last year in Dec on our way to PEM and was very impressed with the place.  Wife said this place looks to be 50 to 75 Bucks a night   I didn't ask  Hand the girl our credit card that we use for RVing only and was shocked when it stated $19.95 + tax.  Stayed an extra night then.  You are speaking of the one in Tucson aren't you?
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2007, 08:40:53 PM »
Just got around to reading this thread... I spent a night in Barstow Tuesday/Wed, (Stopped at the flying-J  Should have gassed up)

Nice stop

Trip out of Vegas to Palmdale CA (where I'm currently parked) computer said 3:47 for the 250 mile trip (Looks like 5 hours to me) backups due to construction and accidents added to that five hours.

The good news is that a semi (KLEMM if I've not mispelled the company name) carrying US mail was running ahead of me at exactly the same speed I set my cruise at so I had a "Front door" to warn me of dangers on the road.

Stopped briefly at the Primm Valley Casinos, shook hands with the Mail driver and another (tanker) used the "Facilities" and got some info about an upcomming show I plan on catching next month.

Then on to Palmdale (only a bit more traffic) where I found the Moose no problem (Q and 31St E) and here we are

On to a sing-event Saturday, meet another Compuserver user Sun, on to Indio tue and the ralley on Wed
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2007, 09:12:17 PM »
If you are headed east on I-10 ....... could meet for lunch at Flying J in west Phoenix

Hi Jeff, would have loved to do that but we're already in Tuscon and head further east in the morning.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2007, 09:14:03 PM »
... Beaudry Resort ...You are speaking of the one in Tucson aren't you?

Yes, that's the one Shayne. They have a decent restaurant on site too.
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« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2007, 10:45:47 PM »
We had a great meal there  It was so good the wife wanted to know if I went to the kitchen and cooked it.  I just grinned and never said a word    Wanted no more lumps at that time.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2007, 10:34:28 PM »
Tom  we stayed at the Beaudry Resort last year in Dec on our way to PEM and was very impressed with the place.  Wife said this place looks to be 50 to 75 Bucks a night   I didn't ask  Hand the girl our credit card that we use for RVing only and was shocked when it stated $19.95 + tax.  Stayed an extra night then.  You are speaking of the one in Tucson aren't you?

Shayne,

In season the sites with hot tub were $60/night. You weren't too far off. :)
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2007, 10:30:31 AM »
What's that white stuff on our coach  ???

Arrived at the Hacienda RV Resort in Las Cruces yesterday afternoon on a beautiful day and were assigned huge sites in this nice park.

This morning I was about to turn on a Fanatastic fan as I readied for a shower and couldn't figure out why it was so dark. I opened the vent and, half asleep, I couldn't understand what this white stuff was that was coming in. Must have been ashes from a nearby fire. Looked out the window and it was snowing pretty good.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2007, 10:49:48 AM »
Turn around, the sun is shining in Surprise and it's up to 50F.  And the only white stuff here is gravel :)
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2007, 10:52:07 AM »
LOL Ned, there's nowt here in the snow to give me a repeat sinus infection. We're staying here another night, then moving on tomorrow when it's warmed up.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2007, 11:07:36 AM »
Cold weather activates my chronic sinusitis.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2007, 11:54:33 AM »
Gee Tom that looks like Sam's Camp a couple times before we headed South.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2007, 12:22:15 PM »
Tom, if you stay till it warms up you could be there until April  :)
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2007, 12:24:27 PM »
LOL Wendy,

As predicted, it's already warming up and the snow is now melting as it hits the ground. Hopefully it doesn't freeze tonight.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2007, 01:20:37 PM »
Should it freeze up tonight   Look and the deisel you'll save by sliding on the Livingston.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2007, 06:43:10 AM »
Tom,

Keep heading east. We've been having fabulous weather. Please check the white stuff at the border with TX!!
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2007, 07:01:28 AM »
We'll try Jim. The snow quit and it turned out to be a nice afternoon yesterday. The ground and roads even dried up. Overnight temp was forecast to be 25 degrees and there's a heavy frost on the cars. We unhooked water lines last night, just in case. I just checked the temp in my service bay and it's 42, which is about what the thermostat is set for on the bay heater. We had a space heater running inside the coach, but it couldn't keep up and the furnace kept coming on periodically.

We're heading north before we head back south and east.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2007, 08:51:50 AM »
Several neighbors here couldn't bring their slideouts in this morning due to ice. Like us, they're waiting until it warms up.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2007, 08:59:56 AM »
Tom,

I remember on our first trip west we got caught in a bad ice storm in LA and TX. On one morning I observed a guy trying to de-ice his slide with hot water. I think he was only making it worse since the temps were still freezing. I vowed then that I would never put the slide out if the temps would be freezing and they predicted percipitation. Fortunately I have never run into that kind of weather again. :) Right now our temp is 77.7 at 10am. ;D
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2007, 11:19:14 AM »
One of our neghbors tried hosing the ice off this morning, but I decided to wait. One guy tore the fabric on his awning. We left at 9.45am instead of 8.00am, so no big deal. Folks just had to be patient.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2007, 02:57:37 PM »
Tom:

     Didn't you say you were going to Gun Barrel City?  If so, you are probably coming into the area using IH 20.  We are departing for QZ the 14th or 15th of Jan.  Will you be coming this way by then?

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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2007, 07:02:31 PM »
Didn't you say you were going to Gun Barrel City?

Yes Ron, we're in Odessa tonight, Aledo tomorrow, then GBC on Tuesday.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2007, 03:46:25 PM »
We've had a very nice mini rally at Cedar Creek Reservoir, near Gun Barrel City, TX. Our site can best described as 'premium'; We look out of the windows of the coach at the lake on 2 sides. The company is also premium - forum members Robert & Mary, Dave & Lisa.

Tomorrow it's time to break camp and try to outrun the weather front that's headed this way.
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2007, 03:55:43 PM »
Tom:

     You won't outrun it.  It will catch you pretty quickly.  Had you left today, you might be O.K., but once it hits here, it moves very quickly across the south east.  Good Luck.

     It will probably delay our departure for Arizona as well.

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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #57 on: January 12, 2007, 04:17:39 PM »
Hi Ron,

We'd planned to leave this morning, but both Chris and Mary have been ill and had to see doctors. We'll be watching the weather closely tonight.

BTW we're not trying to outrun the rain, just the very cold stuff (aka ice).
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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2007, 07:44:24 PM »
Hope you can outrun it Tom. We keep moving south, trying to find a warm place. Today, we were snowed on in the a.m. in Mojave National Preserve. Now we're in 29 Palms where it's 38 degrees and where it also snowed this a.m. Supposed to snow 2" in Joshua Tree National Park or we'd be up there sucking up nature instead of in a very nice P.A. park with full hookups and the heater running.

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Re: On the road again, finally
« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2007, 07:48:54 PM »
Will be in the low 30's here at PEM tonight. Tomato and floral plants are already covered. Might even push the thermostat up a notch or two tonight.
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