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RV Log Page # 0012
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Here we are with less than two weeks to go before our departure on our 3-month trip on the road. We are on schedule with chores and projects that we have planned, preparing our rigs and ourselves (cats too!) for the adventure.
We have had new tires installed on the truck. I installed a stabilizer system to eliminate the rocking motion in the 5th wheel when it is parked. I installed a cabinet into an unoccupied space under the entertainment center, alongside an entry cat-door to a litter-box that is now in the 'basement' of the 5th wheel. The cat cage system is all finished with new outdoor carpet.
I have been getting the satellite dish prepped. We aren't going to bother with the 'HD' aspect. We still have a 'regular' DirecTV DVR receiver that we will be using. It is easier to aim and the reception will look great on our 32" flat screen.
Sometime next week I will take the trailer to a local Les Schwab Tire Center to have the trailer wheel bearings checked out. In all probability the bearings are the 'sealed' type, requiring no maintenance.
The following is our schedule for the trip. We are flexible at the start and at the end of the trip for changes. At the start we have planned for an earlier departure for weather considerations, planning on a stop in Florence, OR enroute to Brookings, OR. At the end of the trip we may decide to attend a StarBQ in Reno, NV in the first week of June. Who knows ... we just might be tired of traveling by then and we will just want to get home!
And, yes ... we do realize some of the travel distances are quite long - over 8 hours driving. We will be deciding on the wisdom of that as we go along! However, most of the reservations are made! Wish us luck!
Home to Florence, OR 194 miles February 25th
Florence, OR to Brookings, OR 156 miles February 26th
Brookings, OR to Cloverdale, CA 296 miles March 1st
Cloverdale, CA to Fresno (Visalia), CA 316 miles March 3rd
Fresno (Visalia), CA to Las Vegas, NV 366 miles March 5th
Las Vegas, NV to Rancho Sedona, Sedona, AZ 277 miles March 7th
Rancho Sedona, Sedona, AZ to Santa Fe, NM 411 miles March 12th
Santa Fe, NM to Carlsbad, NM 268 miles March 19th
Carlsbad, NM to Kerrville (San Antonio), TX 391 miles March 21st
Kerrville (San Antonio), TX to Port Aransas, TX 244 miles March 22nd
Port Aransas, TX to Galveston, TX 250 miles April 20th
Galveston, TX to New Orleans, LA 370 miles April 21st
New Orleans, LA to Milton or Pensacola, FL 200 miles April 23rd
(Playa del Rio, Pensacola Listed)
Pensacola, FL (Playa del Rio, Pensacola Listed) 293 miles April 27th
To Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg, MS to Ft. Smith, AR 376 miles April 28th
Ft. Smith, AR to St. Louis, MO (Granite City, IL) 423 miles April 30th
St. Louis, MO (Granite City, IL) 366 miles May 2nd
to South Bend, IN (Granger, IN)
South Bend, IN (Granger, IN) 116 miles May 3rd
to Grand Rapids, MI (Allendale, MI)
Grand Rapids, MI (Allendale, MI) 177 miles May 7th
to Traverse City (Lake Leelanau), MI
Traverse City (Lake Leelanau), MI 181 miles May 12th
to Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Sault Ste. Marie, ON to Thunder Bay, ON 439 miles May 13th
Thunder Bay, ON to Winnipeg, MB 440 miles May 15th
Winnipeg, MB to Indian Head, SK 314 miles May 17th
Indian Head, SK to Medora, ND 310 miles May 18th
Medora, ND to Custer (Spearfish), SD 204 miles May 19th
Custer (Spearfish), SD to Cheyenne, WY 301 miles May 22nd
Cheyenne, WY 232 miles May 23rd
to Glenwood Springs (Gypsum), CO
Glenwood Springs (Gypsum), CO 444 miles May 26th
to Tropic (Cannonville), UT
Tropic (Cannonville), UT to Ely, NV 258 miles May 28th
Ely, NV to Fruitland, ID 433 miles May 29th
Fruitland, ID to Camas, WA 364 miles June 1st
TOTAL MILES: 9428
As previously stated, the end of the trip may change by adding the leg to Reno, NV. We'll just have to wait and see! And, of course, provided we don't have any delays!
Below is a photo of our 5th wheel parked in front of our house in Camas, WA. almost ready and eager to go!