One of the things we've been doing is planning our route north!
Pleased to announce that we'll be doing a three day (April 7-10) profile of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our facebook fans have already made some suggestions of things that we should do in the area when we're there, but if any of our readers here want to comment below, we'd be happy to hear your ideas.
Our approximate 2,100 kms (1,300 miles) route from here to Albuquerque!
We'll leave here around April 1st give or take a day or two either way. Sherman the motorhome will be remaining here at Hacienda Contreras for the summer because our summer job at Sturgeon Lake Regional Park includes accommodation in a cabin.
Speaking of Sherman, I've been doing some minor repairs and maintenance. I still haven't taken him for a test drive since doing the front brakes last December, and I do want to give him some exercise before we leave here so when the propane gets a little lower, maybe next week sometime we'll take him for a drive to fill the propane tank and also put a few litres of fresh gasoline in the tank.
Sherman's hot water heater stopped working last fall and because we rarely use it I haven't been worried about it. But I do like everything to be in working order, so yesterday I had a look at it. Cleaned all the connections, did some electrical testing, and found that the electronic circuit board had a fried circuit.
These circuit boards can be a common problem with motorhomes, and similar boards are used in the workings of both the refrigerator and the furnace. So I had stashed away a universal replacement board that would work in all three appliances should one of the boards go bad. Plugged it in, and the hot water heater fired right up.
And, I gave the little blue car a complete clean up...he was filthy after our two month trip to Guatemala.
Lookin' pretty good for a 7 year old car with almost 180,000 kms (112,000 miles) on the clock!
Ruth made a delicious gluten free pizza for dinner...chorizo sausage with onions, peppers, and tomatoes!