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Jul 10, 2013 - Grand Canyon

7/7 we were at Camping World at 10, they started on the Eagle at 11:30 and found the bad board that has caused all our problems. Thank goodness. They said they were searching all stores and dealers in the US, as the part is mfg. in British Columbia. Ray already knew this - Fleetwood gave us the phone number and e mail of Dan NOrth at Valid. CW also indicated the part might have to come from Canada. 7/8 they called to say they could not find it in the US, would be ordered from British Columbia, wouldn't be here until Friday and would cost us...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Fort Tuthill and Walnut Canyon

Last week we got to the museum at Fort Tuthill as it closed, so we came back to check it out. This is a very comprehensive museum, starting with the guard formed at the end of the civil war to control indians in the area. It goes through the Iraq war and traces the guard unit. This was a base built in WWI and was closed after WWII but thankfully the buildings weren't demolished so one can see how it was laid out. The man who runs the museum gave us a "tour" and was very interesting, pointing out many historical items. We then checked out...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Prescott

Today we drove to Prescott through some great scenery, hills and cliffs. Prescott was celebrating Rodeo days, this was the place of the first paying rodeo in the late 1800's. There were many vendors on the town square, we saw Whiskey Row with old buildings from the 1880's. We went to the Sharlott museum that included the territorial govenors mansion, misery cabin that is the oldest one in Arizona, the Fremont house constructed 11 years after the mansion that included wallpapered walls. The mansion was spacious but essentially a log cabin....

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Jul 4, 2013 - Jacks won't cooperate

This was not what we expected. We were all packed up and leaving for the Grand Canyon, but our jacks would not retract, were about halfway up so we could not safely drive the Eagle. Of course it happened on a major holiday. We called our roadside service hoping they would be able to get them up, perhaps get us so we could operate with all but the jacks for leveling. After 2 hours by the mobile mechanic, he wasn't able to do any more than manually retract them. Camping World was across the street, mid afternoon I called to see about service...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments

I am so glad that we opted to see these national monuments as they are so different from the Ponderosa forest we are in around Flagstaff. Sunset Crater was created in an eruption that lasted up to 150 years - recently in 1050 (estimated). The Indians who lived at the crater had enough understanding to evacuate with most of their belongings however there were corn imprints in some of the lava as well as some pottery. So this is a fairly new mountain and a good lava field was the first thing we saw as we drove in. Soil and stone was red in...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Sedona

Today we took a very scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon, we went down at least 2000' on the drive from our campground. No water in the creek at this time but the monsoon season is just about to start. There were many pull outs and as we approached Sedona we saw many of the famous red rock cliffs. Once in Sedona we took a Pink Jeep tour of the red rocks up Schnebly Hill Rd. Sedona is named for the wife of one of the early settlers. We took the easier ride and it was very rough, can't imagine how the more extreme one would have been. It...

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Jun 30, 2013 - Snowbowl

Today we took the chairlift up to Arizona Snowbowl, it is the second highest peak in Arizona. There are several mountains here just north of Flagstaff, part of the San Francisco Peaks. Humphreys is 12,633, Agassiz (one we were on) is 12,356', Fremont is 11,940' and Doyle is 11,460'. All these were part of a large mountain 15,000'+ that collapsed many years ago. As we rode the lift we saw huge Ponderosa Pines and went up to 11,500' so it was cooler. Unfortunately it was hazy and we were able to view the campground from the top but not the...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Higher ground

We took a very scenic drive up I17 to Camp Navajo. The altitude in Phoenix is about 1000 ft and the temperature was 108 as we drove out at 10 AM. We are at 7000' now, some cloud cover, comfortable enough to sit outside on the picnic table. We are in a camp type environment but have W&E and are in an open area with pine trees all around us. This was an ammunition depot established in 1942, had a POW camp here during the war. It is now used by various agencies and all military branches for training.. Much of the area is off limits due to...

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Sep 29, 2011 - Bellemont, AZ

Thu, 29 Sep: It was with reluctance that we bade farewell to Ray and Cathie Bailey and their generous hospitality. We'd imposed on them long enough and Ray needed to move their coach onto the "guest pad" so he could clean it up and put it in the garage. Our work with our storage shed was complete, and we both feel good about what we managed to achieve. On the whole, much more "stuff" left the coach than came aboard (no, none of the bears were evicted). We rolled wheels at 0800 and bob drove Carpe across the Colorado to Sams Club while Sandi...

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May 7, 2008 - Camp Navajo at Bellemont, AZ

We decided to stay in Bellemont, Az because it is close to the Grand Canyon. The boys are restless because there is only one tv channel and no concrete to skate on. Oh well, they are just gonna have to ruff this one out. Rocky doe not care of course. As long as he is outside, he does not care where he is.

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