After leaving Columbia Falls Montana, I drove south passing Flathead Lake just in time for a lunch break. The day was still a little smokey from the Washington, Idaho, Canada and Montana fires that we have had recently. Some still ongoing!
After lunch I continued on to Missoula where we will spend the night so I can have my Coach at Bretz RV first thing the following morning. The service department will have it for the day while fixing the warranty work on my Atwood refrigerator electric mode. It turns out the heating element failed. Also I am having my wheel bearings serviced due to the leaking grease around the hub. Hopefully Grand Designs will cover a portion of that since I only have 2500 miles on the Coach.
I am anxious to get home so my plan is leaving the Coach overnight and return the following tomorrow, despite the ninety mile round trip. Also, I didn’t want to hang around town all day with Jagger, especially since it is predicted to be a warm day.
The following day we head back to pick up my Coach and return home, but after a supply stop at Walmart 😉 Once home I set up the Coach on it’s site and begin to evaluate items I need to complete before heading south to Arizona in a couple of weeks.
Friday I took my Workhorse in for another oil change. Almost fifteen thousand miles on him now. I took it to Scott’s Automotive in Hamilton. It was my first trip there and I was impressed by the detail they go to to make sure I am good for travel south. Scott is a very nice guy who moved to Hamilton ten years ago and started his business here.
It’s approaching a year since my retirement (Oct. 1st) and I am cleaning up my old email addresses, organizing photos, blogs and websites while back home. I am preparing to start my Fall adventures South, physically and mentally.
It’s been great here at my “Home Base”, I have rested and had some great family times with my Sister and Brother-in-law. Had five weeks of intensive evaluation and training for myself and Jagger. Finally completing some needed maintenance on my Workhorse and Coach with a little site-seeing to boot. I’m ready to roll South.
Safe Travels, Gary…