Thursday, April 25, 2013
On The Road.... 2013
We are back on the road again.... with a new rig. The Montana was just too big for us, now that we were not living in it. We wanted to be in something that would be more versatile and we could use to stay in State or National Parks without trying to squeeze into tiny spaces with something 37 feet long and 4 slides wide. So, we traded in the Montana Monster for a lovely Forest River Cardinal, which is just a few years older than the Montana, but wonder of all wonders, still has its decals in good condition. We have just as much cabinet space inside, maybe more... and I now have a window on my side of the bed so we both can get fresh air at night. Part of the trade in deal was that they would install a washer dryer unit for me and it works great, we have already tested it out. We had a shake down cruise to Tucson to make sure all systems were fine and aside from a few little things that they fixed on warranty when we returned to Phoenix, the only thing that we had to deal with was a blowout of one tire on our way home. We think the rig was probably sitting for a long time before it was sold, as it is in such good condition, it seems barely used.
The day after the hanging of the show, we had a visitor from home. Dorothy drove up to stay with us for two nights and we prowled around Old Town Cottonwood Friday evening, ending up at Concho's Mexican Restaurant. Very relaxing and Dorothy and I helped Allan polish off his "Chunk of Flan" before heading back to the rv. Saturday we headed up to Jerome in the morning to check out the galleries and the consignment stores and I am happy to say that Dorothy and I helped out the economy by making more than a few purchases including a couple of paintings by Cody DeLong, a local artist in this area.
Dorothy headed out on Sunday morning for home and we headed back over to Sedona to run some errands and get ready for our workshop with Christine Debrosky on Wednesday. A final note.....Allan has been taking the dogs to the dog park every day and here is a photo of a happy camper named Elsie who is chasing the ball.