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Road trip day 1 – Arizona to New Mexico

Road trip day 1 – Arizona to New Mexico

Well, it is 3:02pm and we have finally left Flagstaff, AZ are en route. We had a major delay in departing today thanks to our property manager. We were all set for an 11am inspection appointment and we woke up all early to finish the last minute tasks. We got all our cleaning done in time and were waiting around the rental house for the property manager to do the inspection and give us written conformation stating the amount we would be refunded.

After about 30 minutes of waiting we began calling to find out what the deal was. We did have a schedule we had to keep and waiting around all afternoon wasn’t really an option for us. I was aiming to make my appointment in Gallup, NM before 5pm to do my first mystery shop.

The people who bought our rental also pulled up and were also waiting for our property manager to show up. After awhile N went over to their car and introduced himself. The new owners were also quite upset about the property manager not showing up. N and the new home owners decided they would do the walk through together despite the absence of said property manager. This was well after 12:30 pm but we were glad to get the inspection over with and get on the road.

The property manager conveniently called N while we were doing the walk though. Apparently he was having a family emergency that kept him from making our appointment and from picking up the phone to inform us of his situation. We turned the keys over to the new owners after getting approval from the property manager and also got a signed paper from them stating they took possession of the home and inspected it.

All I am worried about is getting our full $1,100 security deposit back. We cleaned the house from top to bottom and even paid to have the carpets cleaned…

Right now it is 5:13 and we are still in Arizona as a result of the afternoon delays. It doesn’t look like I’ll be making my mystery shop and I am kind of ticked, what can you do though? These sorts of delays are bound to happen during our trip and while they are irritating they aren’t going to ruin the day.

Our winnebago is driving great, we have all the animals loaded up. All my special plants are in the Amigo we are towing behind the Winnebago. N calls it the rolling greenshouse, hopefully we aren’t breaking any agricultural rules bringing all the plants across 6 states! We strapped some stuff to the top of the Winnebago also… All in all the trip is going well and we are excited to be on the way!

Our destination for the evening is the Albuquerque Central KOA where we’ll hook up the RV and enjoy free Wifi (that is how I’ll add photos to this post). It is about another 2 1/2 hours away.

We have passed through Winslow, AZ, Holbrook, AZ, Gallup, NM, Threau, NM and Grants, NM on our way to Albuquerque. That adds up to about 330 miles for the day. Fun, fun!

Here are the photos I was able to upload, enjoy!

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10 Comments
  • I am glad that you are having a fun and safe trip…. too bad you got so held up in Flag. I am looking forward to your posts updating us on your trip… “Hi” to all.

    September 1, 2008 at 8:30 pm
  • Now I have the song “Standin’ on a corner in Winslow Arizona….” stuck in my head.
    Glad you got OUT.

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    September 1, 2008 at 9:43 pm
  • Glad to hear you guys got on the road finally. Let me know how that KOA is in Albuquerque. We have never stayed there but who knows, maybe some day…

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    September 1, 2008 at 10:11 pm
  • Sorry to hear that you got held up for so long. I got a little laugh out of the “rolling greenhouse” comment! Looking forward to seeing the pics. Drive safe!

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    September 1, 2008 at 10:45 pm
  • Whee! To be on the road, finally!

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    September 2, 2008 at 3:37 am
  • Winslow Arizona. Wasn’t that in a song????

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    September 2, 2008 at 8:11 pm
  • Looks like you guys need to clean house. I see you made use of the top rack after all. I didn’t see any cats in the pictures. They must be in winabego shock. The laundry basket in the back window looks very New River-rish if you know what I mean. I looked for Kachina for an hour last night after talking with Kendall. Checking curtains and under all things. No luck! Got up this morning and, you guessed it Yoda had found her and it wasn’t prety. Your road pics look great. Have fun and will talk to you soon. LUV JB

    September 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm
  • McDougal
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    You guys are having a B A L L. Say again – having a ball. Ben there and dun that. You all must be in MO. by now. Great times for all – anamels included. Enjoy.

    September 6, 2008 at 12:44 pm
  • This look like a great road trip. Have fun 🙂

    September 9, 2008 at 10:38 am

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