Can't believe the wide variance in gas prices in Flagstaff. From $2.30 to $2.70! I don't understand why anybody would pay $2.70, when it's $2.30 across the street.
We put in 20 gallons at $2.34 a gallon (80.6 cents per litre $CAD). The station that was selling for $2.30 wasn't motorhome friendly. Besides, we can fill up at $2.30 in Kingman. That's the most we've paid since we arrived back in the USA.
Had to do most of yesterday's driving on the Interstate. We put the cruise control on at 55 mph (90 km/h) relax, and let everybody pass us. The speed limit on that stretch is 75 mph (120 km/h). Most people don't seem to care about fuel efficiency.
Yesterday's drive, 47 miles (75 kms).
I noticed that something wasn't acting right with Sherman's transmission. At highway speeds it seemed like the "overdrive" wasn't kicking in. You start thinking about transmission problems, and the dollar signs ring up pretty quickly! Fortunately, I think I've got the problem solved. There's a switch on the brake pedal that releases the torque converter lock up when you hit the brakes, and I think that switch has gone bad. I'll try and buy one today in Kingman.
I had read about a possible boondocking spot near Ash Fork, and we pulled in to have a look. Sure enough, there are probably about 20 different free sites at this location in the Kaibab National Forest.
And nobody here but us!
Sherman, parked up for the night at 35.22029 -112.37674
Not anybody around until a couple of hunters pulled in. We had seen quite a few empty shells on the ground, (and a bit of trash that I went around and cleaned up!) and that had us a bit worried, but I guess at this time of year it's not much of an issue. Still, there are guys with guns out there shooting at things that move, and we wanted to go for a walk. So I put on my bright red "Don't Shoot Me" t-shirt!
Nothing in the way of trails here, but a lot of dirt roads.
Quite a few other decent campsites. I imagine it might be busy during the summer.
Kevin, with his "Don't Shoot Me" shirt on. This is an old unmaintained section of the historic route 66 highway. Now, it's open to cyclists only. Well, cyclists and hunters.
Yet another great Arizona boondocking spot, despite being fairly close to the interstate highway.
We're at lower elevation now, and only 47 miles outside of Flagstaff and there's no more snow.
Today, we're going to do a long section of historic route 66 in order to stay off the Interstate.
Oh, and I made a campground reservation yesterday. First time in almost eight years of RV'ing that we've made a reservation for a campsite! We're going to be meeting an uncle and aunt of mine who will be camping at Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah next month, and its a small park that fills up quickly so we've confirmed a spot for April 19th and 20th.
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