This was our 2013 Jayco Flight Swift 198 RD


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Last year's recap #2 Running from the cold

In a hurry to escape the cold temps we headed south on I-25.  As darkness fell and hunger for a warm meal overpowered our desire to drive further on, we decided to call it a day at a Rest Area at El Moro, west of Trinidad CO where we found a spot isolated from the big rigs and settled down for the night.  Boy oh boy did the temps drop overnight.  Huddled under two comforters and our propane furnace set to 18C/64F, we awoke to find all our windows frozen from the inside.  The thermometer on the window showed we had -22C/-9F outside and with the caked on dirt from the road salting, it was impossible to see out at all.  I cranked up all the heat our furnace could deliver and while in the process of making breakfast I discovered that our bottle of pure virgin olive oil had also frozen solid inside the cupboard.  Never seen that before.
With the truck nicely warmed up inside we soon rolled on hoping to outrun the cold and to find the sunshine. By late afternoon it looked like the worse was over and we had found the sunshine and the pleasant temp again. We started to look for a place to to recuperate and stay for the night, a Camping World close to the Interstate in Albuquerque, NM popped into our view. They would not allow us to park overnight but adjoining their property was The Enchanted Trails RV Park who welcomed us for the night and with the Passport America 50% discount we could not argue the charge.
The next morning very early we were on our way again contemplating how to get the salt off our trailer, when I noticed a large billboard sign advertising a truck wash at the next exit.  The guys at the Navajo Reserve had never before such a little travel trailer from Canada in their bay to be washed and I had to do a little sweet talk but they agreed to make an exception and for a well spent $20 we came out sparkling clean.

The rest of the day was uneventful and by nighttime the Whispering Palms RV Park, Tucson in AZ became our home for the next 5 days.

I had to tour the Titan Missile Site at Green Valley with my hubby, my man hat done it 1990 while on business in Nogales, AZ. (# 1 on the “To do List”).

As well we spent a whole day marveling at 3900 parked and forgotten planes in the bone yard and 300 more planes in the halls of the Air & Space Museum, travelled to Nogales (# 2 at my man’s memory lane), looked at the huge border fence and did touristy shopping at the Catalina Foothills Estates in Tucson.

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