It has been a long hot summer her in Arizona and although we have traveled a lot: California, Oregon and Hawaii, we have not taken our rig out all summer.
So I have had an itch, that no powder can cure. :-) That itch is to get our rig ready for some wonderful camping once the temperatures start to cool down a bit.
Yesterday was the first step in that process as I fired off the generator and started up the motorhome to give both a little workout. Because we have had some rain in recent days, the temperature never made it to 100 degrees outside, so I was able to start checking things in preparation for our first outing, hopefully toward the end of September, if the weather cooperates. I was greatly encouraged by reading Rick's post today regarding Fall colors on his blog Rick & Paulette's RV Travels.
In starting to check things out, I did notice that the deep cycle batteries that I purchased last August from SAM's Club did not appear to be holding a charge and that our starting battery, which came with the rig, appeared to be having a similar problem. I called SAM's Club and of course I just missed the 12-month free replacement period by about 20 days, so if they determine that the batteries are bad, I will be paying a prorate for the replacements...just my luck!
Tracy and I enjoyed reading the front page article in yesterday's Arizona Republic regarding a reunion between Rusty and his dog Timber that was a direct result of a blog posting that was made by Sue Rogers on her site rvsue and her canine crew. If you haven't already seen the article and video, do yourself a favor and visit Sue's site, it is a real feel good story!
Well enough of all that, I am pleased to welcome Laurie and George of Owens on the Road as our 49th follower. I have been enjoying reading their posts as they get ready to hit the road full-time, something that we can only dream about doing at this point. Welcome aboard and congratulations on what I know will be an exciting new adventure for you both.
With that I will wish you all a safe and enjoyable week and thanks for stopping by for a visit.