|We arrived at Dead Horse State Park in Cottonwood, Az on Thursday. It's been beautiful, perfect weather for sure! We've been pretty kicked back so far. Climbed the hill behind the campground and hiked around the loop. We plan to do that plenty over the next 10 days. There are a few open sites in our loop as well as in the loop next to us. We happened to chose a pull-thru this time as it was one of the only sites available for the full 14 days we plan to be here. And Larry didn't want to mess around very long in setting up after arriving. He was a bit nervous to say the least. The reason why???
When we got ready to depart from Phoenix Thursday morning our 10 month old 'new' landing gear refused to cooperate. The left side refused to motor up. The right side did well, but the left side kept falling down. Not good! Now what? A new leg of the same brand was not in stock and besides, we wanted Ultra-Fab to honor the one year warranty. We finally decided to use our new 20-ton jack as well as a heavy duty jack stand to 'hold us up' until the new parts arrived. It took a bit of jockeying to get it all into position but we're confident we are well positioned until March 6th. In fact, it's probably sturdier than the landing gear 'leg' will ever be, lol. Sure glad it happened where and when it did. As you know, family owns Southwest RV in Glendale, Az and Jeff does most of our RV work for us. He's a great mechanic/jack of all trades and takes good care of us. He installed a new arm on our large patio awning the day we left which pleased me very much. Larry has been reluctant to put it out for months as it falls apart each & every time! I was especially anxious to have it repaired before we arrive in the Black Hills of SD for the summer.
This afternoon we're visiting Tuzigoot National Monument, a 2- to 3-story pueblo ruin on the summit of a limestone and sandstone ridge nearby in Clarksdale. Then Thursday we're going to Sedona. Looking forward to that. We love Sedona! So stay tuned for some local pics, hoping to get a few good ones. There's certainly a lot to see & do in the area :)