Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Wow, what a whirlwind couple of days and it has landed us in the SW corner of Kansas!!! The saga began a couple days ago when we got a call from the RV Repair Shop. Unfortunately for them Sheryl answered the phone, I knew something was up as my sweet darling wife was becoming enraged!!! (I was happy it wasn't directed at me) Now you remember the black tank issue from a couple of posts ago, we need a new one installed,so the shop ordered us one 3 weeks ago (delivery and installation with-in 3 weeks they told us). Well, news was, it would be another 2 weeks, and getting it installed is all we have been waiting for in order to get on the road. Anywho, Sheryl has been dying to get back to Kansas to visit her family, and waiting another 2 weeks was just out of the question!!!  I'll spare you the unpleasant details of the calls she placed to the Tank manufacturer, distributor and back to the shop, needless to say it wasn't pretty, I was just glad I wasn't on the receiving In the end we have to travel back to Alamogordo on the 2nd for the tank to be installed and take care of some other business.

We decided we would just go ahead and head out (returning on the 2nd) after paying our final elec bill and getting the rig ready, we finally got on the road around 4:30pm. We had given thought to just making it a long day and pushing on through to Kansas, however, while eastbound on I-40 a trucker pulled up next to us and was pointing at the rear of the rig (never a good thing). We pulled off at the next exit and found we had no tail lights on the trailer, ok, not good, but better than we thought. Tucumcari, NM. was just up the road and about the half way point, so we decided to spend the night there, courtesy of the Flying "J" and continue on in the morning, no tail lights required. So we did, arriving at Sheryl's family farm around 11:00am yesterday.

Her family's farm was homesteaded in the early 1900s by her Grand Parents, no one actually lives on the property today, but the original house and out building are being kept up by her brother and other family members as they can. The land itself has been leased to a gentleman who is farming the land. More on the farm later with better pictures. We are using the WiFi connection at the town library, so updates may take a couple of days when we come into town for postings.

Kind of a quick get going, but it sure is good to be out traveling again, we'll be here until the 31st when we'll head back to Alamogordo and then onto Dallas and Miami from there. So, take care for now and we'll see you back here in a couple of days!!! 


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Hope that Sheryl was able to light a fire under the tank manufacturer. You've been more than patient on this repair.

The light problem should be a quick fix, probably a loose connection at the plug. I've run into that a couple of times.

Enjoy Kansas, watch out for those twisters, it might take too long to drive back from Oz to get the new tank installed... ;c)

Mike and Terri said...

How ironic! We just LEFT Kansas -- albeit the northeast area near Topeka.

Enjoy your visit with Sheryl's family.