Larry & Cheryl's 2013 Travels travel blog

Mesa Elks Lodge

Huge, full Suguaro Cactus down the street

The Superstition Mountains beyond Mesa


The dealer swapped places with our 5th wheel and our “new” home, plugging the motor home into the electric and cooling it down. It took two long, hot days to move all our stuff into the Monaco in 107° temperatures. The motorhome was somewhat cool but the temps inside the 5th wheel, where Larry was working predominantly, got to be 112°. I was cleaning and trying to figure out where to put things. It seems as though the motorhome has less storage space, both inside and outside, than our 5th wheel had.

So this was a good time to purge. I ended up making three trips to the local church thrift store to donate unwanted items. We found things that we didn’t remember that we had stored in the closet and cabinets.

We made a couple trips to visit the Mesa Elks lodge in the evenings and we got a surprise one day when Bruce & Sue called to ask if we were going to the Elks lodge. We said yes, and Bruce said to come pick them up on our way there. What? We left them in Kansas. Well, they also found their dream motorhome online, and it was also here in Mesa. They were a couple miles down from us on the same street. Main Street in Mesa, Arizona is the RV capital, with miles and miles of RV dealers, new and used.

We enjoyed visiting with Bruce & Sue for a few days and seeing their new rig. We were waiting for some small repairs but mostly waiting for the title to the motorhome to arrive. The time waiting for paperwork allowed us to find a few minor things for the diligent repairman to fix for us. After all it is a nine year old rig, and some things needed a tweak.

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