Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Allan picked up our dune buggy today and we had some fun driving into town and doing some shopping. I am not going to drive it for a while as I have a small fracture in my left foot (clutch foot) so I am waiting the 6 weeks until it heals to try driving it. We are really happy with it.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We are finally back in Blythe for a while. On our way back from Tucson yesterday we stopped in Phoenix at the Chariot park model factory and took a look around. It looks like we might buy a park model for down here. The model that we saw and liked is, of course, the most expensive one. We will be looking at some of our neighbours ones here in the park before we decide which one to go with.

We had another shear pin go on the trailer so that is 2 shear pins and 2 rims. Time for a new trailer. The trailer is only 2 years old so it shouldn't have that many problems. We are thinking about not taking the trailer to Mexico in case we have another problem with one of the new rims or another problem with a shear pin. Those are not the type of fixes that are easily done in Mexico. I guess we may drive down and stay in a hotel for a few days. Only time will tell what we decide to do.

One more day to go before I go back to work with a vengance. I decided to take the month of October off to relax and just check work emails and do what I had to get done. Time to get back to work.

It's almost happy hour so I need to go an get myself a drink or two.

All for now.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wow, the Datastorm Users Rally 2007 is now offically over and we have had a day to relax and recover. The rally has been offically dubbed a success by all attendees and the rally committee met yesterday to debrief. It sounds like we have all officially been recruited for next year's rally to be held in Tampa Florida in November regardless of whether or not we plan to attend or not.

Met lots of people and make some very good new friends. We hope to keep in touch with them over the next while even though we may not seem them until next year's rally.

Tucson has been very hot but we are not complaining. We are heading for Phoenix tomorrow to look at some park models and then hopefully we will be in Blythe by tomorrow night.

Got to go so I can do some laundry.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sue and I travel together in the truck and we are less than 5 feet apart. I did not know that she had been updating the blog until I happened to click on it yesterday.

Sue talked about our car for the US. I am trying to upload a picture in this space. It worked. When we get back to Blythe, after Tucson, we will pick up the car and then in about 1 1/2 weeks, we should have a roll cage for it.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Finally made it to Tucson and not a moment too soon. Pulled into the RV park and 2 salesmen came up to us and told us a tire on the trailer was flat.

After some time and a few phone calls, it was determined that another rim cracked (different tire this time and different side) but because we had driven on a flat tire (for how long no one knows) we also wrecked the tire sidewalls - they separated.

We will be calling Travel Supreme to see if they will send us a new rim as we were able to get a new tire and the spare was perfect just dirty from being stored under the trailer. The one good thing is that the tire was really inexpensive here compared to other places. Last time it cost us over $300 and this time just over $200.

We are at Beaudry RV for the next 2 weeks helping to organize a rally and some of the co-organizers pulled in one and two sites over so it will be easy to get together with everyone.

All for now.


Monday, October 15, 2007

We have arrived in Blythe. We decided to do some long driving (I should really say - Allan did some really long days of driving and we arrived in Blythe in just 3 days. It is so nice to be back here. The days are hot and sunny and the nights are warm. There are only a few people here so far so it is nice and quiet. We are heading to Erenburg today to go look at the dune buggy that we purchased last year and had a guy working on over the summer.

We will be heading out to Tuscon tomorrow to get ready for the Datastorm Users Rally (our satelitte internet dish). It will be lots of work and lots of fun. I'm still pretty busy working on the racing convention and awards dinner - thank goodness for the internet which allows me to continue to work on both at the same time.

Oh well time for breakfast.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

On The Road Again

We left Gleniffer Lake today to start the trip south. We are spending these next 2 nights in Lethbridge to see Allan's dad and then we hope to be in Salt Lake City by Friday so we can have some repair work done on the Datastorm internet dish. Apparently one of the wires is buggered up and needs to be fixed.

All for now.

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