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Jun 21, 2020 - Cocooning in Bonito Campground

We have wrapped up our second week of dry camping at Bonito Campground. It is a National Forest Campground about 19 miles north of the city of Flagstaff which is known as called “Flag.” The campground is set among the Ponderosa Pines at about 7,000 feet elevation. We have found cool weather at least! However, there is no internet or cell phone access so we have to drive two miles to get reception. I have to admit that I really miss having network access. Since we don’t watch TV, we rely heavily on the network for our entertainment and news....

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Jun 11, 2020 - Freedom And Liberty

I have been planning our 2020 RVing adventure since last summer. I can be a bit over organized and obsessive that way. I know many RVers like the spontaneity of stopping when they are tired, changing directions and the thrill of not knowing where they are going next. I am NOT one of them. I take great comfort in knowing there is a RV site (of my choosing) waiting for me, that we are only driving “so many” miles that day and that I don’t need to worry about weekenders, sold out parks or if Walmart is allowing overnighters. I am a planner and...

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Apr 2, 2020 - Wellton to Flagstaff

Yesterday we had new tires put on the trailer. The tires on it looked great but they were 6 years old & we don't want to risk a blowout & the damage that can cause so we had new ones put on before our trip. When we got back to the park, we hooked up to Moto/trailer & were ready to roll out this morning. It was a beautiful drive from Wellton to Flagstaff thru the Phoenix area (we took the 303 to avoid the Phoenix traffic - but with the "stay at home" order in AZ the traffic wasn't bad). The forecast was for high winds in the Flagstaff area...

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Sep 5, 2019 - 24th STOP - Flagstaff, AZ

9/5/19 - Short trip from the Grand Canyon. We are staying in the Black Bart RV Park in Flagstaff where we stayed on our first trip West in 2003. This Park has a Steakhouse where the waiters and waitresses sing and perform skits. Tonight's show was a performance from "Fiddler on the Roof" where they all sang and the songs that they individually sang were from show tunes. We will go to dinner there tomorrow night also and take pics inside the restaurant. I should have taken my camera tonight. 9/6/19 - Today we drove around Flagstaff looking...

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2019TripWest

Jun 28, 2019 - Ft. Verde to Flagstaff headed north

Oh my goodness!!! Four + months in Tucson and 3 months in Fort Verde AZ. Both, beautiful places and great people, but it is time to head north to cooler climes. We left Fort Verde today at 4:30 pm at 109 degrees. Traveled north toward Flagstaff, climbing from 3,000 feet to over 7,000 feet and the temp dropped to 87 degrees in 30 miles. Even the motor home was happy!! After the previous 7.5 months in AZ, we are now back on the road again zooming around until end of August when we will be at Cyndy’s house till after Thanksgiving. Stopped...

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One Day @ a Time

May 28, 2019 - Flagstaff, AZ

May 28th & 29th: Flagstaff, AZ We made it in from Albuquerque at a reasonable hour because we got out of town before the winds picked up again. When we arrived in Flagstaff, we managed to find a nice restaurant. Dessert was a Chocolate Churro with homemade Chocolate Gelato that was really good!!! Yum!!!! Temps here were in the 40's overnight. We had to turn on the Aqua Hot for heat in the coach. (Aqua Hot is a diesel fired boiler that provides heated antifreeze to small radiators with fans behind them and it also provides hot water for...

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May 24, 2019 - New Mexico to Arizona

We went down for our free breakfast at the hotel and the owner greeted us as we came in and asked was everything ok, we got talking with her and she told us all about her she came over from India with $8, she raised 2 kids with her husband and worked also cleaning hotel rooms, she told her husband I am going to own my own hotel one day, 25 years later she did it and she has so much pride in her hotel it was so nice and clean and is so happy to be living here, and she is in her 60's and has ran numerous 26 mile marathons, she was such a joy...

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May 10, 2019 - Flagstaff and Phoenix

Tuesday morning, May 7, we pulled out of the Cotton Lane RV Park and headed for Flagstaff, AZ where we would pickup US 40 which we planned on using for the vast majority of our eastern trip to Red Bay, Alabama. Unfortunately about 30 miles south of Flagstaff a “Fault Code” message showed on the dash with an icon and on our engine monitor with the words “DPF Over Pressure”. DPF means Diesel Particulate Filter and it is a pollution control device that captures the soot particles of exhaust caused by the combustion of the diesel fuel in the...

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Apr 30, 2019 - Coconino National Forest

April 30, May 1, May 2, and May 3rd. The engine light came on in the Jeep. So we took it to Pep-Boys in Flagstaff only to find out we needed to replace the "emission control canister" for a few hundred bucks. They could not repair it immediately so we made an appointment for the next morning. Found a great location along a forest road to spend a few days for free. Love free. It's referred to as "boondocking" in rv lingo. I'll use that word a lot in future journal entries. Great views and campfires at no extra charge. The spot was less than...

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Apr 29, 2019 - Oh my, I'm way behind on this journal. Just too much fun.

It's actually May 8 but I'm back-dating this entry to fill in what's been happening. Wow, time flies when you're havin' fun!!! We left Winslow, AZ and went to Flagstaff, AZ when we had reservations to park the RV at a brewery. We planned on tasting some brew and enjoying a free night of camping. Turns out the fellow that took our reservations was a new employee who was not aware that there was a size limitation of 15ft. for an RV to fit in their parking area. Well our 36ft rig was over twice that however the fellow that greeted us tried to...

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Apr 25, 2019 - Bouse to Flagstaff, AZ

It was a beautiful day on Monday to start our slow trip up to South Fork, CO, for the summer. There was very little wind & lots of sunshine as we left Bouse & drove thru Parker & Lake Havasu City. We drove thru a few rain showers as we got closer to Flagstaff but it wasn't raining when we checked into Black Bart's RV Park mid afternoon. We got set up quickly & enjoyed a nice ham dinner before walking Callie. (The ham dinner was supposed to be for Easter but we were invited to an Easter dinner Bill made for everyone still in the rv park. It...

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Apr 18, 2019 - Wrap Up in Benson - Moving North

New dot on the map Tom!! Howdy from Flagstaff, AZ! (OK, from Mt Pleasant, UT now). Well – we did it! Got off on Sunday the 14th as planned. Saturday was a LONG and rough day though. After fueling, hooking up, saying our goodbyes and taking care of all the last minute stuff, we got on the road about 10:00. Not bad considering! We drove the 300 miles to Flagstaff without incident except for two slow downs for wrecks. Stupid drivers! Once again, I towed the trailer with the MH. We landed in Flag around 5:00 and checked into two sites at the...

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