Thursday, December 29, 2011

SUCCESS

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We finally made it to Q. We didn’t leave Apache Junction until 1:00 and got to Q about 4:00. (Have to stop to let the girls out, you know.) The generator didn’t fit in the back of the truck. It has a remote start which makes it about 3 inches taller. Around and around we went trying to decide what to do. Do we take it back and exchange it for the shorter manual one? Do we try and figure out someplace else to carry it?

One of the guys in the park has a carrier that he offered to let us use that hooks onto the back of the RV. Jim really liked that idea and they helped him load it onto the rack. Then he had to go to the store to buy chains and locks for it. We had already hitched up so one of the other guys in the park took him to the store. Did I tell you we really have a great group of people in this park?

Finally after checking the king pin about 20 times we were ready to pull out. A nice uneventful trip. Just the kind I needed.

Jeri and Terry met us at the check in station at La Posa South and we went scouting out a spot for a bunch of rigs to park.

Found a great spot and after Jim dumped and took on fresh water, we found Denise and she followed us to our spot. Got set up, the girls fed and walked.

Jeri & Terry have been in an RV park in town and will be moving out to our spot in the morning. Jim and I joined them for dinner at Q-Town Cafe. Denise stayed home and got into her jammies and just relaxed.

We just got home and are exhausted.

The sunset pictures are from out first night here in the desert. I’ll have more pictures of our spot tomorrow.

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27 comments:

  1. Glad u got where u were going with no further mishap and are settled in!! Take Care and Have FUN!

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  2. Soooo glad you are here safe and sound. Now get a good and well deserved night's sleep.

    I'll have coffee and breakfast ready for you in the morning ===== NOT !! hehehe

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  3. YEAAAAA! So happy that it all worked out. Glad you will be with Jeri and Terry. Wishing you all a wonderful time! Wish we were there with ya'll!

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  4. Fun, fun, fun --- that's what we have to look forward to. I can't believe you got back from dinner, wrote and posted this before I even started another one!

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  5. Beautiful sunset pictures. I bet you are glad to be getting settled.

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  6. Ah...now it's time to relax. What a sunset you had to welcome you to Q. I hope the problems are over for a while! ;)

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  7. Great sunset shots! How long are you gonna stay in Q? We might just decide to take a day drive up there to say hello to you!

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  8. Well you got that off of you list of stuff to do. Drop 5ver on truck rails! Almost everyone does that eventually, so yours is out of the way. And now you can get one of those cool square iron end gates with the notch out of the center. Never have to put that baby down to hook up ever again! Good luck in the desert!

    Rod

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  9. Happy to hear you made it to Q. Have a good time.

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  10. Stay with the electric start generator, when I bought mine I made sure I got the ES model so if something happened and the power went off while I was away, Donna could just turn a key to start it.That carrier is a good idea, Jim may be able to make a cover for it and it will stay dry while traveling. We are lucky our 3500/4000 fits on the back of the pickup bed under the fiver, I may still put a cover over it as water can still fly up there. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

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  11. Nice feeling to have all those problems behind you. Quartzsite is the place to be if you like lots and lots and lots of people. We've been there 4 times and parked just a few miles further south than where you guys are. Kelly generally went into town and mixed it up with the crowds and I stayed out in the desert soaking up the sun and scenery....:))

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  12. Ahhhhh, success - at last. Murphy has moved on.

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  13. It's about time you made it there safe and sound. :)

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  14. Hapy you made it without any further incidents. Beautiful sunset photos!

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  15. Glad you made it safely to the Q. Must be a nervous time worrying about the 5'er hitch.

    Great sunset photos.

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  16. Carol & Bill MeitzelDecember 30, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Glad you made it okay. Beautiful sunset..I noticed our sunrise here this morning looked almost like that but that is because it is supposed to be WINDY again today. But my goodness it has been so warm here. Day before yesterday we had our trees in the back yard timmed....they were going to cut them down but Bill got up that morning and said....I think we want to keep our trees, and I agreed. It was fun helping the guys drag the limbs away to the front yard to the chipper machine...they said that we were over-qualified but hired. And they kept saying that we didn't need to help but we convinced them that the exercise does wonders.
    That evening and yesterday our bods were a little reminder of our age and our joint replacements. Oh well, it didn't kill us, and we had fun.
    Now you guys have fun!!

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  17. Carol & Bill MeitzelDecember 30, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    That was supposed to be Carol and Bill Meitzel had my fingers on the wrong keys....another thing to show my age....the keyboard differences on the computers compaired to the OLD TYPEWRITERS. :~)

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  18. Glad you finally made it to your desert digs. Enjoy those desert skies, that is my favorite part of staying in the desert. :)

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  19. Why does the amp; go on there...here I thought it was the NUT behind the wheel. :~)

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  20. Happy to hear you arrived safe and sound.

    Arizona sunsets are the best!

    Sharon

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  21. So glad you are safely there. Wish we were. Although, so far, you'd hardly know it's winter here.

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  22. I knew you'd make it and was hoping you'd have no more glitches. Now have fun!

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  23. Awww that sunset pic makes it ALL worth it, doesn't it?

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    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  24. Glad ya'll made it there! I have a lock on my cargo carrier that locks the king pin into place & keeps the carrier there. Beautiful sunset photos! I'm jealous!!! Have fun!

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  25. happy you finally got there! Enjoy the desert- see you soon!

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  26. Okay come on. We are waiting for somemore news...you have us spoiled rotten.
    Hope you are really enjoying yourselves!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
    Carol and Bill

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  27. Glad you guys finally made it....you made good time getting there. Your photo is just stunning Sandie....there is something truly so peaceful about the AZ desert.

    xo

    Jo

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