Don & Sandi at "home", back in the Stockton area.

Saturday, September 18, 2010



So, time for an update?!  It took us 5,476 miles to reach Maine...we did zig-zag a bit on the path to the Northeast.  We have now visited 27 states on this trip (California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine); and now we are in Massachusetts.

We will be taking the "Bean Town Trolley Tour" tomorrow (Sunday) and then do a little site-seeing on our own in Boston.

As we drove into Boston, we discovered some of their roads are as bad as roads in California...and that's tough to beat!  We were traveling a little under the speed limit of 45mph when we came across what I will call a "bump-in-the-road".  The motorhome did NOT get launched into the air...but got about as close as a 20,000 pound vehicle (towing a 4,000 pound car) can be bounced upward without being airborne.   Then the front end came down with a bang.   We hit the "stops" as they say.   That was the scariest bounce I have ever taken in the motorhome.   I was hoping we didn't break anything.  Well....when we arrived at the campsite, I looked under and around the motorhome.   The bounce was so intense that it broke-off the bottom bracket on one of our front shock absorbers and bent the bracket backwards.  A circular bracket is now sticking straight up in the air (it is not a circle anymore)...and the shock absorber is hanging down.   Not the way it is supposed to be. ;-)

We  will take our Boston tour tomorrow and work at getting the shock absorber issue fixed on Monday.

It's all good.

Take care.
Don & Sandi

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