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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, March 31, 2014

"On the road again" a great travel day and a bit of and ouchy!

Where are we today ?
      We are on the road at 8:20 this morning making our way east. Good bye Arizona it's been an awesome winter! Zip thru New Mexico, into Texas and decided to stop at the Flying J for the night.  Was 2:40pm and we had enough travelling for the day. Besides it was 81 f  suits us just perfect.
295 miles today
Leaving Arizona
Las Cruces rest Area
Leaving New Mexico
Entering Texas
         Now did a bit of an "ouchy" driving thru a construction zone this morning with the large orange cones on the passenger side, the left side had a slight drop, a very narrow lane. I did pretty good until one misplaced cone just jumped right out and hit the side of our coach. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. No dints just some paint scratches most of the way down the side of the coach. I should be able to buff them out once we are settled in a campground for a few days.
One cone like this jumped out and attacked us!
a few minor scratches
          This Flying J has been remodelled and not so RV friendly anymore. I checked inside and they have no designated RV parking anymore, just fit in where ever we can. Certainly won't park with the trucks at the back but we did grab a spot that suited us. 
          So just relax for a bit enjoy our books, compute, walkabout the store for a while, check out all the interesting stuff we don't need. Then whip up a salad and heat up our spaghetti casserole for supper. Sure hit the spot.
      A bit more computing and watch the tube for a few minutes before calling it a night.
      That was it for a great travel day, sunshine, clear skies, not too much wind and traffic.
      A couple more travel days then we sit still for a bit.
      Just taking our time looking for warm weather. And so far we have it.
      Was so nice of you to drop in by for a visit, y'all come back now, hear?
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Spring
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29 comments:

  1. I've heard of those rogue traffic cones that jump out and hit your vehicle. Good thing the damage wasn't too bad.

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  2. Did you wave at that BIG roadrunner up on the hill just west of Las Cruces? We haven't stayed at a Flying J in a long, long time..... hope you have a reasonably quiet night. Isn't there a Wal-Mart just off I10 either in Anthony or El Paso? Of course I like Wal-Marts because there's often a geocache hidden there ;-)

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    1. The road runner is gone!!! We stopped at that rest are just to take his picture again. Check it out and he has been removed and refurbished, now they can't decide where to relocate it.
      The Walmart is right on I-10 , very busy and very close to the Mexico border, Suzie likes the security here and it was actually very quiet, where we parked.

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  3. Knowing you George, you will make those scratches go away in no time... You covered a lot of ground.

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    1. We just moving along at a comfortable pace, have seen most of what we want along here in the past.

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  4. just happened to have a spaghetti casserole....darn that looks good! go south a bit to lower AL...here til the 8th :) nice dodging of most of the cones....or i mean barrels!!!!!

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    1. Would be nice, but a lot more miles, we find a few warm spots and rest awhile.

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  5. Seems like that's all I did this trip across the Country was go through construction !! Stay SOUTH for as long as you can !!

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    1. Thats our plan, just taking it easy.

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  6. Snow or construction - such wonderful choices you have. But I am glad it wasn't any worse than it was.

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    1. I will take construction anyday, at least the weather is much warmer as well.

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  7. Darn those cones! George! There is a great Home Depot on the north side to overnight - very quiet!!!!!! Deja vu for us this year - just the opposite direction!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, we feel more secure with all the lights here and open 24 hours, this is fine for one night.

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  8. How far east will you go before you head north?

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    1. Dallas/ Fort Worth , then a 45 degree angle towards Ohio is the plan.

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  9. I know you only have 15 days to return, but we've had an unusually long winter this year.
    http://past.theweathernetwork.com/snow/index
    You might want to return to Canada via southern Alberta/Saskatchewan, about the only place east of the Rockies that isn't buried in snow?

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    1. Now that would really be a long way around, and still have to get through northern Ontario.

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    2. (Grin) You have much greater faith in the weather gods than I! It's OK, Canadian Tire still has snow shovels.

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  10. As long as you watch those weather reports, you'll be fine. Whether it's snow, ice, wind or tornadoes, be safe!

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    1. We always watch the weather when we are on the road, so should be fine.

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  11. Paul and I just can't figure out why they need to make those lanes so dang skinny. Glad you had a good first day on the road. Stay safe out there.

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    1. Thats a first for me, but it was real tight, with a ledge on the drivers side that we were riding on.

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  12. At least you can take your ears out to get a good nites sleep amidst all the trucks.

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    1. There was actually no truck noise at all they were parked at the other side of the buildings and restaurant.

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  13. Other than the scratches, looks like a good start to the trip home. I hate those narrow lanes in construction zones. Supper looks delicious.

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    1. Oh well things happen all is good thou here.

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  14. I've seen those darned cones jump out on the highway too, George. That spaghetti sure looked good.

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    1. Makes for a nice tasty meal on the road, or anytime for that matter.

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