Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trip from TN to AZ

When it came time to leave MI we put the Lincoln on craigs list and it didn't sell so we drove it along toward the 127 yard sale. We ran in to a couple while eating at Big Boy that wanted the car in the worst way but after a 1 day delay and boon-docking in their yard they couldn't come up with the money so we went on to the 127 yard sale. We did end up selling the Lincoln before moving on toward TN.

127 Yard Sale, we set up on the Steepleview Farm site at the corner of 127 and KY 1316 just south of I71. It was a very nice site lots of space to set up and lots of parking for customers (we even had 1 tour bus stop) we did very well there and we plan on going there again next year. We did drive down 127 on the way home to TN. And as far as we went down 127 we didn't find a better site to set up.

Well we finally got back to TN for a few doctors appointments and to hang out for a while with friends. We decided after the 127 sale that instead of going to small flea markets every weekend we would save up for the bigger ones that happen around the country. We will still probably buy a pallet from the wholesale place to sell on e bay over the winter.

Next stage of our trek was to New Mexico to visit with a friend of mine on the way to Arizona to stay for the winter. We went the northern route so we could stop in Pueblo CO and look into some genealogy for the family history my Aunt is putting together. The trip from Pueblo to Aztec New Mexico was a very beautiful drive through the mountains but it was a slow go with 35' of gas engine motor home with a 14' enclosed trailer behind it. On the way down the mountain the brakes overheated and we had to stop at the lookout point half way down and ended up boon-docking there for the night. When we got to Aztec I had to put new front pads on the motor home and we were lucky enough to find an auto parts store that would deliver the pads to the camp ground where we are staying.

Replacing the brakes went off without a hitch, the front stabilizer jack was plenty strong enough to lift the front of the MH. I did give it a little more travel with a couple of wood blocks.

We visited the Aztec Ruins just down the street it displays some great architecture, especially considering they were here from 7 – 900 AD.

We also managed to tool around town (at least the places we wanted to get to) on the golf cart. We haven't seen any others which probably explains the strange looks we get from some people but they are all nice and courteous.

We have relatives coming down from Denver, (we tried to hook up when we were in Pueblo but it didn't happen so they are coming down for the weekend).

Then we are off to Prescott Valley for about a week, then down to Black Canon City where we will Work Camp for the winter. We will be close enough to Phoenix to get stuff from our storage unit and sell it of fit it in the trailer so it is with us.

Black Canyon Rivers Edge park turned out to be a pit (but it is half price for every place else we called) and it's still way too hot to be this close to the valley. We are considering going north to Slide Rock and look for work up there!!!! Cheri read about a job as a tour driver for jeep and hummer tours (right up my alley) I've built about a dozen trucks and been off roading in every type of terrain.

We ended up finding a work camping job for the winter in Black Canyon City Across the expressway from Rivers Edge for Black Canyon City KOA although it was fortunate for us the reason we got the job was because one of their regular campers hurt their back and couldn't make it, I hope they get well soon. So far it has been a very nice work kamping experience. We will have to find part time jobs if the resale business doesn't pick up some so we have extra cash.

We have our resale shop set up in the other half of my sisters grooming shop (Animal Arts LLC) and are trying to avoid halving to go to flea markets in the heat (100 – 110). We are trying to attract more business for her too.

We haven't decided yet if we are going back east in the spring or staying here.