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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Skyline as seen from the Marin Headlands - California

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cummins Shop–Phoenix and Hiking South Mountain–sort of. . .

The Leaf Verde Verde RV Resort manager, Steve,
was very understanding about our need to cancel
a few days early, and issued us a full refund for days not used. . .
Speed Bump Sign = Leaf Verde RV Park

haf’ta show you this funny sign in the park. . .
is that hilarious or what?
parked at the Cummins Repair Shop Phoenix. . .ready to have anti vibration dampers installed. . .

our part is in, so we get set up at the Cummins Repair
on Tuesday, in preparation for a 6A Wednesday appt. . .
that means a 5A ALARM. . .what?  UNBELIEVABLE. . . Smile
Arizona 2015, Phoenix AZ, Sunrise

Wednesday morning’s sunrise
as viewed from the Cracker Barrel parking lot. . .
(not something we’ve seen too many times in our retirement)

I knew from reading Marsha’s post on
Where’s Weaver
that we could see beautiful views of Valley of the Sun and Phoenix
from the lookout on South Mountain. . .
Phoenix Skyline and Sun Valley
let’s go check it out after breakfast. . .
yup. . .well worth it. ..
hiking at South Mountain
while we’re out here, may as well get a hike in. . .
or at least a good walk. . .and lovely things to see
Arizona 2015, Phoenix AZ, South Mountain, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Horseback Riders
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Petroglyphs
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mountain vistas 50 miles away. . .
Arizona 2015, Phoenix AZ, South Mountain, Hiking, Gambel's Quail, Birding Life List
and just beyond thrilled to get a photo of this
Gambel’s Quail for my Birding Life List. . .

made my day!
Arizona 2015, Phoenix AZ, Cummins Repair, RV Repair

okay. . .back to reality. . .time to check in on progress. . .

the tech has decided that ALL six of the fuel lines
have been damaged and bent,
and need to be replaced. . .

total relief knowing that. . .
and well worth two, three more hours wait. . .
NO PROBLEM. . .

in addition, they will replace the air filter. . .
a $300 value. . .FABULOUS. . .

all things considered. . .despite another break down,
and the angst of being towed. . .again. . .

we truly know this entire situation was a
“Gift from God” and given the fact
that with the anti vibration dampers missing,
it was inevitable that it was going to happen
at some point in this trip. . .

further down the road could have resulted
in a fuel line breaking, rather than just
a loose connection spraying fuel. . .

being able to have all the corrections made
at the Cummins Repair - Coach Care Facility
in Phoenix was an incredible blessing. . .

no further out of pocket expense,
and the peace of mind makes it
well worth the inconvenience and delay. . .

and in the midst of my thankfulness. . .
I would like to say another
”Thanks be to the Lord”
for His hand of protection on our friends,
Rick and Janice Binns, who had piece of lumber
fly off a truck ahead of them,
crack their windshield from top to bottom,
and damage the top of their cab. . .

my heart skips a beat when I think of
how much worse it could have been,
had the board come through the windshield. . .

as if that wasn't enough. . .
as Ed and Debi were moving their coach
from one park to another,
a hydraulic hose failed under their big slide,
which cause it to start easing out. . .
good grief. . .

thank the Lord they were almost to their destination. . .

NO doubt. . .God is good all the time,
and His mercies are everlasting. . .

and like I told Janice and Rick. . .

all our guardian angels are TIRED. . .LOL!

see you next time at Lake Havasu. . .

’til then,
Janice and Dave