Fun Facts & Observations

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My new RV

  • On a whim, I bought a 24 ft motorhome in Tucson, AZ
  • Best license plate I saw while driving: F DUP
  • New flat screen TVs in hotels are great but are clipped if there is no HD feed
  • There are more rest areas in the east
  • Gas is cheaper everywhere but CA & NY
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Cheap gas in Arizona

  • There are bad drivers in every state
  • Good friendly people are everywhere
  • It’s very dry in the desert and can be very dusty
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It can be very barren in the desert

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Lots of dust

  • Almost all hotel breakfasts are the boring same: make your own waffle, pre-cooked eggs & sausage, canned sausage gravy, dry biscuits, etc
  • The local breakfast places are just the opposite & can be very good
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A great breakfast

  • I don’t like to shop like I used to
  • I prefer smaller cities to spend time in
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At a flea market in Yuma, AZ

  • Driving more than 500 miles a day is not much fun
  • Actual wording on sign on Interstate: “Dust Storms May Exist”
  • The weather is so much better in the Southwest
  • Cocktail Hour in the desert is early, 3:30 pm, because it gets cold out as soon as the sun goes down
Cocktail Hour in the Desert

Cocktail Hour in the desert

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View from one of my hotels

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What a beautiful blue sky


  1. George, sorry we didn’t get together while you were in town recently. How are things going in the new ride? I’m sure there are things you need to get adjusted to. Where’s the garbage disposal and wine cellar? Ha ha! Where will you be in may? Need to use some vacation time. Could meet up on your journey. Have fun out there! Give a call.

  2. ARe you up to doing a report on the RV? The Ford is similar to the Sprinter chassis many of us have, but hopefully you have better service options 🙂

    • I’m sure I will be reporting on some things related to my new RV, which BTW, is the new Gemini 23T by Thor Motor Coach. It’s so new to me now, I am not able to provide much information yet. Please keep in touch. You can also contact me by email if there is something specific you would like to know.

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  4. 24 ft motorhome??? AWESOME. That opens a few more doors for you. So happy for you George.
    I cannot get over the price of gas in AZ. Amazing. Good for you though with that motorhome.
    Hoping you DON’T experience any of those ‘Dust Storms’. Yikes!
    I can’t wait to talk to you more about everything once I see you again. I am so glad I found your post tonight. This was fun reading about your Adventure. Much Love ~

  5. You may remember our NV license plate WSTSBST…for those not accustomed to routinely translating personalized plate, that’s “West is Best”!!!
    Glad you’re having fun and glad you’re here – in the West.

  6. We too love the south west as you well know, just something about it the keeps us coming back, Glad its not for everyone,!
    Enjoy your new rig and looking forward to meeting up again !

    • You can teach me all the things not to do. Let me know where & when. Looking forward to it.

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