After the Christmas activities it was time to start our departure from St. Louis,"De sooner De better" as the saying goes. Weather turning cold and snow in the forecast.
Our plans were to head to Red Bay for some much needed repairs and upgrades. Our lovable Bus was approaching 7 years old and many of the appliances had decided to go on a coop.
- Our Microwave went door switch broke right before Xmas.
- Dryer timer wouldn't work
- Washing machine leaking at the door gasket.
- Toilet would not add water.
- We were also thinking of upgrading the front and back TV to flat screen, as they were the original tube TV
- We decided to get Satellite installed.
- We were also having some Aqua Hot issues that would need to be address.
- Bay Diesel engine/generator routine maintenance.
- Odds and Ends that always come up.
We arrived in Red Bay December 28, 2016 and waited for the Service Center to open up on January 2, 2017. Red Bay Service Center shuts down for about 2 weeks over the Christmas - New Year time.
After all our work was completed, we were behind schedule. We had a rather difficult time getting the Aqua Hot fixed.
We were due in Quartzsite\, AZ to meet with David and Brenda Boot at the OberFest Get Together. We missed the better part of their festivities but all in all had a great time with them and then stayed on out in the BLM area to view the Quartzsite RV Show.
|Our Bus parked at Plomosa Rd BLM|
|Local Hummingbird joining us for Happy Hour.|
Saw us head for Yuma, AZ. We tried the Escapees KoFa Park and we were not impressed. We also had been here several years back and we didn't like it then either.
So I started going thru the RV Show literature looking for some coupons for RV parks to try.
After visiting several we settled on a 55+ Resort. Fortuna De Oro is located in the foothills of Yuma of I8, exit 14. We took advantage of a 3-night free stay coupon. We had such a great time and we were surrounded by a great group of RV couples manly from Canada and a current workamper couple. We extend our stay until early March and a great time. The men introduced Art to thrill of ATV riding. I often went to the quilting session. Bingo was also a favorite pass time.
We have plans to go back the winter of 2017.
MARCH 2017 FMCA RALLY
We spent several hot and dusty days attending The Rally in the Valley, in Chandler, AZ. Not impressed. Very disorganized and way too big. We did attend some very good seminars and one night of great entertainment.
We had plans to stop back in Red Bay, AL to have a few tweaks addressed on the motorhome on our way to St Louis.
Chris Berry from MakingSawDust rebuilt my kitchen cabinets. Many of the rails and the bottom of one cabinet was not holding up.
We parked at Red Bay Self Service Campground, which is our favorite place to stay. Not as noisy and less dusty. We met up with quite a few friends that we have gotten to know over the years.
We got together with a total of 6 couples and we headed to Reeves Fish and Steak House in Golden, MS. A favorite of ours.
We also went to a favorite Mexican Restaurant in Belmont but I didn't get any pictures.
That pretty much sums up our travels. We are currently in St Louis, MO for the summer. I will have a left shoulder total replacement on April 14, 2017 and stay for rehab.