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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Phoenix

Woohoo! We did actually make it to Phoenix. They were able to squeeze us into the shop on Saturday morning and get the springs for the suspension fixed, and it didn't cost nearly as much as we were originally afraid of, so that was good. We also feel like we dodged another bullet there because if we had driven much more with that, it was likely to be a far more extensive and expensive repair, if we didn't break the axle in the middle of driving.

The kids did really great on the drive over and we got to go to the RV show in Quartzsite, Arizona on the way. That was a fun stop. The highlight was definitely seeing these Mountain Masters trucks. It completely cured me of my class A envy. We saw a truck that was like a limo on the inside-huge, gorgeous, a 17" fold down DVD player, could fit 4 car seats across the backseat, about a million cupholders, and legroom galore. It even had heated/cooled seats and inmotion satellite TV. Tows a 5th wheel and probably, with some ingenuity, could also have a small car on the bed in front of the 5th wheel. The one we saw was over $100K, but now we know what we'd want if we had $250,000 to spend on an RV. One of those trucks and one of the $100K 2 bedroom Mobile Suites 5th wheels. Hey, we can dream, can't we?



Sunday evening we got into Phoenix and went over to my friend Jen's house. She has a boy, Spencer, the same age as Ian and another little boy who just turned 1. We were going to go bowling but the kids were having a great time in the playroom, so we just stayed there and ordered pizza. She and her husband are great people and we really enjoyed visiting with them. They're pretty busy people, but I'm hoping that we'll be able to get together several times over the next few weeks.

Yesterday we spent the day around the campground, just enjoying the beautiful (70 degrees!) weather. The kids rode bikes, drew with chalk, and learned to play croquet. Today we took a pile of meters & medicines from my Walgreens shopping over to Project CURE, who will be taking a lot of it to Haiti and sending some to other places in need of medical supplies. Then this afternoon we went to the Arizona Science Center. It's under a major construction project so there weren't too many exhibits, but the ones they had were very good quality and we all had a fun time.

The only thing we're not liking here is the internet connection. We're considering buying an external antenna since this is a very frequent problem. Hopefully that would help.

1 comment:

Lana said...

From PROJECT C.U.R.E.: Thanks for supporting our Help for Haiti efforts. We greatly appreciate your donations, and we'll get them out and on the way to Haiti as soon as possible. Safe travels!

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