We left Las Vegas, Nevada for a full-time adventure in our motorhome in June 2013. That first year we discovered the northwest. 2014 saw us go from Arizona to Key West, Florida. Then up the east coast to Knoxville and back west through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Our 2015 excursion, which started March 16th, will take us up to Washington and across the upper U.S. to the northeast for the fall seasonal change. Follow us!
Monday, July 1, 2013, is forever known as “Slow Monday” for us. After a very
good night’s sleep we got up without a plan. I wonder if that is why we both
slept so well?! I guess we can do that every now and again – being retired. The
day was beautiful out. Not a cloud in the sky and not a whiff of wind.
the cook, decided we shouldn’t eat granola breakfast food and O.J. to start our
day, but drive 10 miles to Mancos, CO for a visit to the Absolute Bakery. This
was recommended to us by the owner of the RV Park where we are staying in
Cortez, and I had actually eaten there when on a road trip with my son, Jim,
five or six years ago. Vegetarian (Not by choice!) Huevos Rancheros was
way back to Cortez we went back into Mesa Verde N.P. to see the view from what
is known as “Park Point”. When we were up at the park last week the fire that
was burning out of control at Wolf Creek, about 100 miles southeast of here,
had sent smoke into the area and you could only see about 25 miles. Today we
could see about 100 miles in every direction. This is one of the most amazing
view places I have ever seen in my life!
time we returned to Cortez it was 10:30 A.M. and the temperature was pressing
80 degrees. I took Janet over to the golf course for a little lesson and to hit
a bucket of practice balls. By the time we were done she had changed her swing
a little and was hitting her tee shots as good as I’ve ever seen her hit them.
returned to the coach around 1 P.M. and commenced to go through what amounted
to a maintenance day. Janet went about doing 3 loads of laundry, and I went off
to advise the owner of the RV Park in her efforts to buy a used golf cart for
use on the property. In the end she bought a near new 2009 E-Z-Go that will
have new batteries and tires, for less than half the cost of a new one.
most nights, we are eating on the coach for dinner tonight. We have reduced our
intake since starting our excursion and consequently each of us has dropped a
onboard our RV is just like living anywhere else. We do the same things we
would be doing in our house, but the main difference is the view out our living
room window in the coach changes every few days. We both find this invigorating
and refreshing, and continue to look forward to the months ahead.
July 02, 2013, started relatively early for us, say 7:00 A.M. We decided in
that early hour that this was going to be a work day around the coach. Time to
fix things that needed repair, and clean things that hadn’t been cleaned in a
while. You have to realize that the 300 square feet of living space gets pretty
dirty in a short period of time. The small space needs some cleaning every day
and some cleaning every week. We got into it and kind of enjoyed prepositioning
some things while cleaning as we went along.
well overstocked as far as food supplies and clothing are concerned. We eat the
food but there is nothing we can do about the clothing until we get back to
Vegas around Christmas. We just brought too many clothes.
lunch at the Elks Lodge again today. That place could be a habit if we lived in
the area. Great burgers!
the breeze here in the RV Park with the guy next door. He and his wife are from
Frisco, Texas. That is just north of Dallas. They are experienced RV travelers
so we discussed their travels and experiences. They have been from here to
there and back – twice. It was fun hearing it. They will be leaving tomorrow
A.M. for Moab, UT, and that is where we will be heading next Monday.
little V and Monster in the five o’clock hour was relaxing. Even Janet had a V
and tonic. Wow!
was yesterday, Wednesday, July 3rd and nothing happened “manana”
other than total relaxation doing absolutely nothing. We had some intentions
but even those never came to be, so, manana is now Thursday, July 4th,
Independence Day, the birth of the USA in 1776. In Cortez, Colorado, that means
a day of rejoicing, followed by fireworks in the city park later this evening.
Everyone in Colorado is a little cautious because of the forest fires that have
been raging for weeks. I’m sure the local fire department will be in attendance