"Life moves on at it's petty pace."

Trip Start Sep 28, 2013
Trip End Apr 26, 2014

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On to the Grand Canyon

We got our rig looked at by the experts, so to speak, and gassed up Fiona in St. George.  Then we returned to our site at Snow Canyon.  Everything seemed to work okay, which is a relief.

This morning, Tuesday, we headed out on a circuitous route to Page, Arizona.  I say circuitous, since you drive into AZ until you get to not far from the border and then return to Kanab, UT.  Then an eastward section on US89A leads one back into AZ.  You really have to do it to understand.  Doing it more than once doesn't necessarily mean you can have any success.  Please don't ask me how I know...

We stopped at Glen Canyon Dam again this year and took a peek over the edge from the Visitors Center.  It's a mighty deep hole and doesn't seem to have much water down there.  I assume that the drought lurking in this western country has a lot to do with it.  We kind of wanted to take a Dam Tour, but would have had to wait another hour, so we left.  Patience may be a virtue, but it isn't always practical.  Does that make any sense? It did to us, at the time.

We got to our Campground and began to set up and learned, again, how to do the leveling and set out the slide.  It's an interesting, albeit, confusing project.  The main thing we learned is that it is better to do a "manual" leveling than putting the deal on Automatic.  In this manner we can keep the slide out of a "bind."  Then, voila, the slide makes a bigger room!  If you've never been in an RV with a slide, this may mean zilch to you.  But, no offense...  It's just how our day has gone.  Not a bad day, but a bit more interesting than we had anticipated.  The learning process moves us into these situations in life, it seems.  Enough philosophizing for now... 

By the way, we're back into the land of Mountain Standard Time.  These here Arizonans apparently don't cotton to savin' no daylight.  We have enough for a while anyway.

We'll head on down to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon tomorrow.  We'll have a few days to explore before Lisa and her gang show up.  Hopefully we'll locate some interesting trails for a day hike with them.  Again, thanks for stopping by to see what we've learned.
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ferdie on

Excited for you .....what 'incredible' country! Envious to say the least!! Hugs

Hank on

Glad to see your enjoying your coach. Your a perfect man for a coach, they seem to be for people that don't sweat the the small stuff, they just figure it out. I'm leaving to today. Last night I had a parting BBQ and 3 of the couples are long time Alpine coach owners. Rude bastards are there to wish me good bye and all they can talk about is their coaches, upcoming trips, things they fixed or changed.
They are all gadget guy's just like you.
Ralph, you need to remember, your there to maintain and drive, it's Lynn's coach, wipe you feet.

photodon on

As my mother used to say, "Life is one long learning curve" or something along those lines. She also said that life is a challenge. I subscribe to both of those perceptive thoughts. You are making progress in your motor homing classes. Take care, my friends and enjoy the Grand Canyon.

Neil Connole on

I''m anxious to follow you all; I'm making it my home next winter. Meas in particular, but I'm already gearing up for lots of time in AZ in my Westie.
Bon Viage!

Mike on

I understand what you are saying about that route....have done it several times..though not in a motorhome. By now you must be at the South Rim to meet up with your family folk. We could send some of our yet to be snow melt overflow to the canyon when it starts to really melt here if you want. Glad you are learning all about the new home. Take care.

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