The Volvos are DELIVERED!!!!
What a trial this has been from start to finish.
Tuesday was fairly uneventful. No breakdowns, no problems. Winds are usual going west on I-40 so our fuel economy went from 6.3 mpg down to 5.7 mpg. We have spent a total of nearly $2,000 on fuel for this trip – EACH of us.
We stayed the night in Flagstaff, Arizona in a “flea bag” of a hotel. We encountered rain on and off during the day. It poured down when we finally shut down for the night.
Leaving Flagstaff yesterday morning we didn’t get far. The highway – both eastbound and westbound – was shut down completely. A tornado had come through and wrecked havoc on an RV sales lot and dumped two tractor/trailers over on their sides. One went down the center median the other blocked both eastbound lanes.
Debris from RV’s were strewn across the entire width of the interstate.
I-15 was shut down for over 100 miles because of the weather system that was hovering over Arizona.
We had to take I-17 down to Phoenix to be able to connect with I-10. Lunch with our daughter, Carissa and her husband, Jaime, was a bonus. Highlight of our day.
After leaving Phoenix our trip was not too bad. No major problems. A couple issues with Joe’s air system popped up. He had a leak we could not trace. Joe figured out how to continue and we kept going.
California traffic, especially the Los Angeles area, was a bit of a nuisance but nothing to keep us from getting these Volvos delivered. FINALLY!!!
There will be more later as I have time. We are off to Salt Lake City, Utah to pick up more – wait for it – Volvos. We have to stop home to get Les. Tomorrow is the last day of his work in Tribune, Kansas. We’ll get him on Monday and then continue on to Spartanburg, South Carolina.
WooHoo. Free of those trucks finally.