Friday, December 01, 2017
Arriving in Arizona
After months and months of travel, we re-entered Arizona today and only an hour in I noticed a part coming out of our front end and fly across the highway and then we lost our power steering. It could have been so much worse since it is many miles of nothing along our travels today, but we were only a few miles from Willcox where we were able to man handle Maggie off the exit. A perfect exit where we found an AutoZone and then a KOA on the same exit. There was no way Jerry could replace the part without the engine first cooling down, so we opted to shorten our travel day.
Jerry is my hero. There was no hesitation, just a matter of fact take over the situation and get it done. He is such a masterful mechanic and for that reason alone is why we like the older Maggie. Jerry can fix anything that goes wrong with her but with the new computer based engines and all we would be dependent on others to fix her. We like it this way.
We are so blessed in so many ways, but to have everyday occurrences happen to us at the best opportune moments has always been such a great blessing for us.
We have also had tail winds the past few travel days so we have been getting 11 mpg, which is an entirely different blessing since we usually only get about 8 mpg.
We will be hanging out in Arizona for the next few months, not in the same area but all over the state and we are looking forward to warmer days and much warmer nights too.
We are in the process but still not finding a vehicle to tow but we keep looking, so if anyone out there has any suggestions, please let us know. We are currently in the Benson, Arizona area for a week or so before heading to Casa Grande for a few weeks, so let us know.