Family breakfast. On the road again.

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The Ogden group at breakfast

It was leaving day for Destry’s family and for Elaine and me. They are returning to Gladstone OR, we are returning to Phoenix AZ. ┬áTaylor Dockter will be leaving soon for Missoula MT. So the Ogden family got together one last time for this visit, and had breakfast at The Viaduct Grill in Green River. This is where Johnna Ogden works and her daughter Tara does as well; Tara was our server this morning. The food was good and the company was excellent. We filled quite a table, as you can see in the photo! Continue reading Family breakfast. On the road again.

On our way to WY.

halfway tree
I use this tree about ten miles north of Panguitch UT on US 89 as a halfway marker on our trips to Rock Springs WY.

We left home around 8:30 this morning – the first time. We got about 20 minutes out when I realized I forgot to pack my shirts. I had been heading to the bedroom to get them this morning when I got distracted by something else and I never got the shirt task done. So back we went, retrieving the shirts, and also allowing Elaine to do something SHE forgot. So that put us effectively on the road about 45 minutes later than we hoped. Continue reading On our way to WY.

In Beaver UT. Still no web site.

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Looking down Echo Canyon along I-80, coming from the rest stop

We headed out of Rock Springs WY this morning around 9:00, starting on our way back to Phoenix. We took I-80 west to Kimball Jct, then got off on US 40 to go to Heber City. We stopped there beside the road to have our lunch, then headed on further and onto US 187. We should have gone further, for there are some nice scenic spots along Deer Creek Reservoir where we could have pulled off for lunch. Maybe next time, if we can remember. Continuing on, we got on I-15 in Orem and continued south to Beaver. All told, the trip today was great. Great weather, smooth sailing, made good time. We will head south from Beaver tomorrow. Continue reading In Beaver UT. Still no web site.

Springville in Autumn. More fuel flow problems.

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We can see the Wasatch Mountains from our site

We are in the Springville UT KOA tonight; this is just south of Provo and Salt Lake City. We’ll head out tomorrow for Wyoming. This park is a fairly large one with paved streets and parking pads and grass in between. It seems to be very well kept up, and is attractive. We’re on a pull-through space that is just barely long enough for motorhome and towed car, but we fit. Unfortunately I was not able to park straight on the pad because there is a lamp post at the left edge of our pad so I was not able to swing wide and come in straight. It is sometimes tough with a long wheelbase rig. It was about 81┬░ when we arrived, so very pleasant weather. Continue reading Springville in Autumn. More fuel flow problems.

On the road. Into Kanab. Fuel flow.

I wish problem-solving was always this easy! We headed out from Phoenix about 9:45 this morning and as we started the climb up the Mogollon Rim I noticed a fast reduction in power; our motorhome was not performing as usual. We made the climb, though at a reduced speed, but once on top we went back to normal speeds fine. Then a little later I got a “Check Engine” message on the instrument panel and we had similar performance reduction. So I pulled off at Cordes Junction and into a truck stop area where we could park safely. Freightliner Custom Chassis offers 24/7 Direct service – a phone number direct to support at Freightliner. The support tech had me do some operations in the instrument panel that reached Engine Diagnostics and then displayed the error code. He said it was a fuel flow issue. Continue reading On the road. Into Kanab. Fuel flow.