Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 67 – New River AZ to Home – September 4, 2011


Today’s Mileage: 148
Total Miles: 4088

The final leg of our trip was uneventful and the traffic home was very light even going through Phoenix. We arrived home around 11:30 AM, started up the house, had lunch and then started unpacking the coach.


Trip Summary

Total Miles: 4089
Total Diesel: 510 Gallons
Average Miles per Gallon: 7.5
Total Trip Cost: $3928
Average Cost per Day: $58.62
Average Cost per Month: $1964

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Days 65 & 66 – Cameron AZ to New River AZ – September 2 & 3, 2011


Today’s 65 Mileage: 166
Total Miles to Date: 3941
Miles to Home: 148

Yesterday’s traffic from Cameron to New River was fairly light however the traffic in the opposite direction was full of campers and vehicles pulling boats.

Today will be our last relaxing day of doing very little before arriving home tomorrow. Hopefully, we will be in between the holiday traffic and we should have the highway pretty much to ourselves. We should arrive home in time to empty the motorhome and startup the house before day gets too hot as Tucson day temperatures are still over 100 degrees.

Some people thought that we were in an accident when they read that we were having the windshield replaced. The actually reason for replacing the windshield was due to a rock strike several years ago. The rock created a fairly large star burst in the lower right section of the left windshield. I filled it in using my repair kit and all was well until this trip. A crack started to grow a little each day. I tried to stop drill the crack and inject more glass repair resin. That stopped the growth for a couple of days but then the crack continued to grow. So while we were at Camp Charlie’s I had the windshield replaced.   

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 64 – Cove Fort UT to Cameron AZ September 1, 2011


Today’s Mileage: 293
Total Miles to Date: 3775
Miles to Home: 315

We are now back in Arizona. We are spending the night on the Navajo Reservation across from the Cameron Trading Post. As many of you know, this overnight stop is frequently use by us both outbound and inbound from the north.

I am happy to report that all systems are running normal since leaving Charlie’s Service.

Tomorrow we will make our way closer to Phoenix and spend two nights north of Phoenix to wait out the Labor Day traffic.

Tonight we will have dinner at the trading post. Raija will most likely have a favorite green chili stew (with mutton) and I will have the Navajo Taco.

I have written many times before about the Cameron Trading Post in our previous travels therefore I will not bore you again by repeating it.