Friday, November 1, 2013

Another Month Gone Bye!

On Monday we traveled from Spanish Fork, UT to the Virgin River BLM campground in a beautiful canyon in a little slice of Arizona between Utah and Nevada.  There are no hookups here, but the sites are paved and level.  The pull through sites will accommodate almost any size rig.  The back in sites are for smaller trailers and for tent campers.   Our site had a concrete picnic table and bench under a metal shelter with a BBQ grill and a fire pit.  The price is right at $8 a night with 50% off for Golden Age Passports.  It is very quiet and very dark at night with no ambient city lights.  Great for star gazing.  It was cold, dropped into the low thirties at night.  Good snuggling weather.  Here are some pictures:

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Wednesday we took a deep breath and headed out for a 350 mile pull to Lancaster, CA.  I always dread going through Las Vegas, but there were no construction delays this time and I just stayed in the #2 lane  and we breezed through without out one stop for traffic.  We managed to fill up with diesel for $3.88 at a Love’s Truck Stop north of Vegas.  We set up at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds RV Park in Lancaster.  It is a large concrete parking lot with full hookups.  30 amp sites are $20 and 50 amp sites are $25.  Our son’s girl friend prepared a tasty pork roast dinner with all the trimmings and there was enough left over to take some home.  On Thursday, Karl came over to have lunch with us and to go through our collection of family photo albums.  We are trying to clean out our storage space by the end of 2014 and the first thing was to divvy up 3 boxes of photo albums among our three kids.  Karl got the first crack at the albums and was a happy guy with his selections and a good helping of mom’s Lasagna.  See how happy he is:


Today was a short driving day.  It was 97 miles to Barber RV in Ventura, CA where we had their body shop look at the damage from our tire blowout in August.  We presented them with the paperwork prepared by the Insurance Company Adjuster and they seemed to think it was a fair estimate.   They were concerned at first that they may not be able to get all the parts before we leave on December 1st for Yuma, but after a lot of phone calls with suppliers, they seem to work it out.

It took two hours at the RV dealer to get all that done and we were getting grumpy hungry and the pooches had not been out to do their thing since about 8:30 this morning.  Fortunately it is only about 15 miles from the dealer to the Ventura Oaks KOA Resort in Santa Paula.  So here we are, all settled in for November.  We have family time this weekend and I have some work assignments in the area to get done before we leave the area.
Here are the numbers for October:

Camping – $169.66 (camp hosting 20 days for free camping)

Diesel Fuel when pulling – $557.00

Truck Service/Repairs – $0.00

RV  Repairs/Service – $0.00

Generator Gas/Propane - $21.22

Metered Electricity – $0.00

Satellite TV/Radio – $16.30

Campground Pet Fees – $0.00

Laundry – $30.00

Total = $794.18

Thanks for stopping by.


Bob and Linda's RV Travels said...

When we went full time we did the same with all those photo albums. We have 3 sons and each got the albums that were mostly their pictures. Now most have been copied to digital albums. 1000's of slides have also been put in digital albums. Our son has some type of device to convert slides to digital photo's. Safe travels

Nan Talley said...

Looks like a great campground. Your expenses look great!