Friday, December 29, 2017

End Of The Year Travel Blog

Wow is all we can say to this. We did it. Started our journey from Florida...

Traveled the east coast to NH...

Then all the way across to California.

Here's a list of places we stayed. We were pleased with each one we stopped at and stayed a night or two and one place 3 nights for small repairs and crazed wind.

Swamp Fox RV Park, Florence, S.C.   Small and homey. 

Americamps RV Resort, Viginia  , A bit pricey but breakfast every morning. Really well kept campground.

Western Village Rv Park, Carlisle, PA.  Stayed here twice. Going north then coming back south. They have Hershey ice cream in their store. (Points of interest you now) Nice park.

Wellington Camping Park, Lee, N.H.  Love, love this park. Will be back there this coming summer. Lola's field!!

Five Star Fire, Hartford, Ct.  One week of repairs. I highly recommend them if you ever need work done.

Melton Hill Dam Campground, TN  This is where we met up with our friends. The campground is on levels and really quite beautiful.

Delta Ridge RV Park, Arkansas This one is a blur in my mind so it must have been one night. It was getting to the "where are we ?" stage of our trip which continued.

Park Ridge Campground, Van Buren ,Arkasas  It rained during the night here. Not water but pecans. Beware of parking under pecan trees. Who knew.?

Hargus RV Park Clinton, OK  My notes said, "Nice park, simple and right on the original RT 66"

Mountain Road RV Park, Tucumcari, NM  Another one night blur. Nice park though.

Rt 66 RV Park, Edgewood, N.M.  It's where Lola yanked me over when she saw Snoop, Betty and Bob's dog. When our friends Diane and Paul got there the owner was still talking about the event. Nothing like being remembered. I was fine by the way.

OK RV Park, Holbrook, Ok  Stayed two nights.  Oh oh, I'm out of sync. 

Canyon Motel and Rv Park, Williams, AZ  Stayed three nights. Grand Canyon visit then crazy high winds. Nice park,

Blake Ranch and Rv Park, Kingman, AZ  Our last park before arriving at Black Meadow Landing. Blake Ranch is really nice. Dog area for the kids to run in and large sites. 

And now....totals. 

CiCi Blue traveled approximately 3,373 miles. Her fuel from Florida to New Hampshire then to California was total of 1,746.01   We would go to Flying J or Pilot for our fuel and with their card, we get a discount and we pay online. I think the most we paid was 305.91 for 106.256 gallons. That was in Newburgh, NY. That was also the most we put in.  We like stopping way before and try to find the best price at the Pilot in a state. 

Repairs in Florida and then in Connecticut were necessary and both companies let us stay with our rig and found discounts on parts where ever they could.  Florida was a new computer brain, an alternator ,battery wires and yearly maintenance. Connecticut was the Turbo and entire exhaust system, fuel filter and remaking the extension on a tail pipe. California, a new board in our inverter.  Things that had been left when she was traded in 3-4 years ago and of course, things that needed to be fixed in our huge rolling home. 

CiCiBlue loved rolling along and sometimes actually accelerated faster than the truckers on those steep upward hills. We start her up every month to get her juices flowing so she remembers that she's a diesel. Come the end of March will will start our journey across the country then head north to N.H. for the summer. We now can say we did it!! Crossed the country in our RV. Got the stickers to prove it! Roger did say we haven't been to Louisiana or Mississippi so that may be in the works. 

Thankfully it's warmer today than it has been so life is good. Our family and friends up north are in a crazed cold so I'm thinking of them. Stay warm.

Until tomorrow...or next year, thank you for following and shopping on Amazon through my blog site. As you see, every bit helps keep CiCiBlue happy. 


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