Living on the Road

with Jim and Gayle

September, 2017

While waiting in Coeur d'Alene, ID to get our brakes repaired, I flew to Seattle to visit my Mom.  We had a very nice visit.  She is doing very well.


We went to "Pig Out in the Park" in Spokane.  We thought it would be BBQ and music.  Nope.  It was just a whole lot of food vendors.  So, we ate.

Pig Out

I had hoped to play a lot of pickleball and start my annual inside coach cleaning while we were waiting to have our brakes repaired.  Unfortunately, the forest fires in all directions made the air hazardous to breath.  Therefore, we pretty much had to stay inside with the windows closed.

We added a hard cover to the truck, a sliding tray in the bed, and had the tow plate installed so that we can tow the truck behind the motorhome.

 FINALLY, we got in to have our brakes repaired.  This was a very stressful appointment.  The only good thing I can say about the service is, I think our brakes were repaired.  The boot on the brake assembly that is supposed to keep water and debris out had failed on both of the tag axle brakes.  They had to be replaced.  The rotor on one of the drive axles had to be "turned" .  It was a VERY expensive stop!

Coach brakes

We finally made it to Richland where we had a nice visit with friends, Scott and Joan, while we were getting ready to go fishing.

We got to Desert Aire about 3 weeks later than normal.  The salmon season is predicted to be very poor because of the low numbers of returning salmon.  However, on our first trip out, we caught three nice ones.

Jim fish

Gayle fish

This spring when the company came to spray pre-emergent weed spray on our lot, our crazy neighbor chased them off saying they were spraying common area land.  I spent a lot of time removing the gravel we had put in the questional area and moving dirt onto it.
DA lot

Jim built a box to go on the slide tray in the back of the truck to keep everything better organized.
Jim truck bed

Jim was sent this old photograph.  Recognize anybody?

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