Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
Yesterday I drove the motorhome 155 miles from Yuma, Arizona to Palm Desert, California.
Along the way, I stopped at Slab City for a brief parts replacement. I’ve blogged Slab City many times. To read about this very unique place, simply put Slab City in your Internet search box and you will get a bunch of items to see.
I stopped to see a good RV mechanic who has been wintering in Slab City for 35 years. Wayne the Vampire is 72 years old, but as he says, “Time is unimportant to a Vampire!” 🙂
As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…
Despite his looks, he’s really good at what he does. My black water (toilet) waste valve was giving me problems. Every time I took the cap off, I’d get a couple of cups worth of liquid goo. Not good! Slab City was the right place to get the job done for a reasonable price of $40. As long as I was dissembling the waste discharge unit, I replaced the gray water valve as well. Since my accident in 2012, I no longer crawl under vehicles. Hence, Wayne the Vampire…
These are the parts and where they go…
Recently I came across this video featuring Wayne the Vampire 🙂 …
I did not know he is a famous movie star! 🙂
I’m now parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort…about 20 miles east of Palm Springs.
And the usual dinette window photo…
I’m scheduled to depart here March 15th.
I hope you enjoyed the photos and video.
Forecast for today is sunny and 73 degrees.
Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…
On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!
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