Our time at this year’s winter stop is drawing to an end. We been here at Eagle View for three months and as Willie said, “Just can’t wait to get on the road again… Goin’ places that I’ve never been, Seein’ things that I may never see again.”
Being parked for three months, one may think it’s non-stop fun and games, but that’s not the case when you’re a nomad. A lot of time it’s just the normal routine during the week. Working 8+ hours a day, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, etc., etc.
Outside of the “normal stuff”, we accomplished a lot of repairs and upgrades to our home. No more fogged windows, which will make changing lanes a lot easier (and less scary). The air conditioners were serviced, just in time for the hot weather. The oil and filters were changed on the generator, so if we run into a blackout, which I hear happens regularly in California, we should be fine. We also had the bedroom slide cover adjusted so no more standing there with a pole while I radio Debbie to bring it in. We also had the rig detailed a second time. We were very unhappy the first detailing, after a couple of days it didn’t look clean anymore. The second time, Saguaro Detailing did it and spent seven hours on the coach, and you can really see the difference.
The only item we couldn’t accomplish was getting the oil changed. There’s no place in the area that around I felt comfortable taking it to have done, I had one place say they couldn’t guarantee it would be done the same day because they don’t know if their mechanic will show up! No thank you, so that’s on the list for our next stop.
We also had the front nighttime shade fail while down (of course). Not sure if the motor went or there’s a programming issue. Regardless, it’s made by Automotion which is a Canadian company and parts take a very long time to get because of the supply chain issues, so for now we have the shade rolled up and attach a dark blanket with binder clips each night, until I can get it fixed.
On a positive note, I’m very happy with upgrades I did to the WIFI /wireless router. Even out here in the desert the upload/download speeds have been decent, and we have wireless throughout the coach. No more being tied to a jetpack and data limits (we now have 300GB of AT&T, and 300GB of Verizon). I’m interested to see what the speeds are when we head into a major city area.
Our time here has not been all work and no play, although it seems like it. We were able to go out o dinner with my brother and his girlfriend a couple of times. They are up in Cave Creek which is about an hour north of us. Good times with great people. Next time I will remember to take some photos.
We also had a visit from Jenna, Emily, and our granddaughter Frankie. Since I was working most of the week, Debbie went over to their Airbnb in Mesa during the day. One day we went over to Saguaro Lake Marina for lunch and then went back took the boat tour on the Desert Belle. The food was really good, and the sightseeing was even better.
So, in a couple of days, we’ll be heading out to Las Vegas. Since we’re originally from New Jersey, we’ve had our fill of casinos in Atlantic City, so gamblers we are not. That said, we are looking forward to seeing what else the city has to offer.