Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HANGING OUT IN AMARILLO, TEXAS

I’ve been on the road now 12 days and have been very lucky with the weather.  With the exception of only one day – every day has been bright and sunny and warm.

That one day exception was rain – and as Murphy’s Law would have it – that was the day my driver’s side wiper blade decided to DIE !!  And of course it was also the day AFTER I left the Newmar Factory !!

The rubber part came about 1/2 way off the track but again I was lucky enough to find a place to pull over and push it back on.  That got me through to the next stop where there was a Pilot, a large Auto Parts Store and a Wal-Mart – just to name a few.

Well my wipers blades must be unique in that they are 32” and NOT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE.  The guy at the Auto Parts Store suggested putting on the 28” ones to get me through but oh no that didn’t work either.  Something was too big or too small and it would not fit on the arm.

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So I called Newmar and ordered them sent to the Pilot location in Amarillo, TX.  Did you know you can get your mail sent to  these large truck stops ??  I sure didn’t.  Sure handy when you’re on the road travelling long distances !!

Now again, these wiper blades are VERY SPECIAL as they were $78.84 (US Dollars) EACH plus I paid an extra $30 or so to have them delivered in 3 days.  Total Canadian for two wiper blades = $209.46 !!!  Ability to see out the windshield when it’s raining = PRICELESS !!  LOL

I had hoped the UPS package would perhaps arrive early (yesterday) but no such luck.  I checked their website and it says it’s guaranteed to arrive at Pilot today – by end of day.  Well it’s 2:00PM now and not arrived yet.

Took advantage of my downtime here yesterday and sent Bennie off to PetSmart to get groomed.  Poor little guy was so shabby looking it looked like he didn’t have a Mamma !!

While he was there I had several hours to kill.  What to do ?  What to do ??

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Ahhhhhh,  I could ‘browse’ through there for awhile I suppose.  HEY !!  I haven’t stopped at ONE HD on this entire trip !!!

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Found a few things…..

I do enjoy my stickers…..

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And like I really needed another T-Shirt !!

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But it’s not WHITE so Jo and Toune (folks I met over the Summer) would be proud of me !!

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REALLY needed another pair of jammie bottoms…..NOT !!  LOL

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But I did need a new mat for by the kitchen sink.

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Hopefully my wipers will arrive today and tomorrow I’ll be back on the road.

Decided to change my route and head South from here and stop for a week or so at Leasburg Dam State Park where my Friend BARBARA is presently staying.

That should work out well as it’s still too hot in Yuma and even in Quartzsite for me.

Also by going this route I can stop in Deming to see my Friend Lee.

6 comments:

  1. While you are in Amarillo go to Sizemore's RV out on Hwy 25. he has a Camping Museum. There are also alot of old motorcycles. Free admission. it was very interesting. I posted about it on my blog while we were there. dougandharriet.blogspot.com. It really is worth the time to stop and see it. Sorry we missed you. We left Amarillo this morning. Would love to have met you and Bennie!

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    1. I'm sorry I missed that. I know I would have enjoyed it. But my wiper blades arrived and by the time I read this comment yesterday Ms. T was already hooked up ready to pull out the next morning.

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    2. Just keep it in mind for your next trip... It really was interesting. He had lots of Harleys and an Indian or two. I really liked that you could go inside all of the old campers they had restored. Be safe, enjoy your blog... hug Bennie for me... he is a cutie!

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  2. Thats great that things are working out and having great weather. Travel safe and have too much fun.

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  3. I think you might reconsider the total cost of the wipers after visiting the HD store.

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  4. I had to look at wiper blades after seeing what you paid for yours, found these that fit some Newmar models and had to share link
    . http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-covers/tv8-32pp.htm

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