Saturday March 7, 2015 Casa Grande, AZ to Deming, NM

An absolutely perfect morning. Clear and sunny. Over night low was 50F in Casa Grande. The high in Deming was 64F, their low over night was 38F. It was windy out of the NW about 20 mph. as we got nearer to New Mexico, it got overcast.

Took Joy for an early walk on the dog path. The residents were out pulling weeds and trimming the bushes along the south wall of the park. We saw Bob trimming bushes, Joy was glad to see him. As we reentered the park at the large gate we saw Helen, again delighting Joy.

Went back to motor home and got it ready to leave. Packed up the satellite dish, dumped the holding tanks, disconnected the hoses and cables and put the tow bar on the Jeep.

Our neighbor to the north with the old bus conversion was out working on a solar oven, so I went over and talked to him about his bus. It was a 1967 Greyhound. He tows a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Synchro. It is a four wheel drive van. He said it will go almost anywhere. He has a lot of solar, but doesn’t know exactly how much. Most of the panels he acquired used.

1967 Greyhound    1967 Greyhound Bus Conversion

We said good bye to Helen and took off at 11:00AM. We took Montgomery Road to I-8 and I-8 to I-10. We drove past Tucson, Benson and Wilcox. We stopped for a rest and a Dairy Queen at the top of  Texas Canyon at the Thing Store and Dairy Queen. Cathy had a Mudslide Sundae and I had a Peanut Buster Parfait.

The Thing     The Thing Store & Dairy Queen

We parked behind the store. There was a Minnesota motor home there with a man underneath the engine working on it. They were full timers who sold their house in Stillwater. He filled with diesel in Tucson at the Flying J and 20 miles later he started loosing power. He had spare filters with him and changed the filter. Said it was filled with slime. Though not running perfect yet, it was a lot better. He said they had an undeveloped lot near Hibbing.

bad Fuel Filter    Motor Home with Bad Fuel

We drove on and stopped at Lordsville at the Flying J and filled with gas. $2.19/gal. It is a very nice Flying J. Large and clean with an RV Island.

We got to Deming and the Escapees Dream Catcher RV Park at 5:00PM. We got a full hookup pull through site. They have a nice dog run here. Cathy took Joy to the dog run while I hooked things up. She didn’t do much in the dog run. We will take a ball with us in the morning.

We had 99 cent personal pizzas with extra cheese and topping made in the convection oven. I had a green salad and Walmart Oak Leaf White Zinfadel also. It was a good dinner.

We watched 20/20 and the In an Instant about the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007.


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