Chase the Blue Dot

We have done the road trip between Kingman and Phoenix many times in our RV. Because of the heat and Bob’s work schedule, we decided that instead of taking our normal route, we’d head toward Flagstaff, then drop down to Phoenix.

Kingman to Williams

The first leg of our journey was from the Kingman KOA to the Love’s Truck Stop in Williams. A quick look at the satellite information for the truck stop showed that there were some areas we could pull into and stay for about an hour.

We were up at sunrise!

We got on the road before 7 a.m., and headed east on I-40 towards Williams. I have to say, driving the RV on I-40 was like driving in a continuous pothole for 100+ miles. The roads are pretty bad. Of course, the closer you get to Williams and Flagstaff, the better they get.  🙂

We pulled into the Love’s Truck Stop around 8:30, and quickly got Bob set up for his work conference calls.

Parked at the truck stop.
Parked at the truck stop.
Bob on his conference call.
Bob on his conference call.
The cats chilling on the desk while Bob is on his conference call.
The cats chilling on the desk while Bob is on his conference call.

We were there until about 9:30, then headed towards Phoenix.

Williams to Phoenix

This is the part of the drive that can take the longest. We figured (correctly) that most of the traffic would be heading northbound today, so southbound I-17 was moving pretty fast.

We finally arrived and got moved to our spot for the next few days, in the RV park we were annual residents of before we left in late April this year.

Almost looks like a palm tree is growing out the top of our RV. :)
Almost looks like a palm tree is growing out the top of our RV. 🙂
Bob was so happy to be in our RV space, he posed for me.
Bob was so happy to be in our RV space, he posed for me.

What’s next

We have several things to do while we are here:

  • Pick up mail from our UPS Store mailbox.
  • Switch out some unneeded items into the storage room (and move needed items into the RV).
  • Pick up our euro lounger chairs from a friend who received them back in late July. We can’t wait, because the current chairs are not meant for more than 30 minutes at a time.  🙂
  • Get our Jeep serviced. It needs an oil change, possibly 120,000 mile service, and a new battery. We want to take care of that before going back out on the road for the next few months.
  • And a few other small things that are much easier to accomplish at known vendors in the area.

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