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  Date   Location   Notes Miles Average Speed MPG
          Total Fuel = 1027 gl - Total Driving Hrs.= 154.45 Hour 7742 50.0 7.5
  6/18/09   Leave home - Villa Park CA          
                 
  6/18/09   Circus Circus KOA RV Park   Las Vegas NV 160 58 9.1
                 
  6/19/09   Stopped at Virgin River Casino for 30 minutes   Mesquitte NV.      
                 
  6/19/09   Fueled at Flying J I-15 Exit 112   St George Utah 227 52.6 7.1
                 
  6/19/09   Elks Lodge - Richfield UT   Parking Lot - 30 292 53.1 8.3
                 
  6/20/09   Stayed at Walmart , Rifle CO   Good Parking 289 56.2 8.4
                 
  6/21/09   Elks Lodge - Silverthorne CO   Parking Lot - No H/U 119 50.5 7.2
                 
  6/23/09   Walmart - Pueblo   Stayed 2 nights - Allows overnight Parking - Good Parking 185 52 8.4
      Sams Club - Pueblo   Allows overnight Parking - Good Parking      
      Cracker Barrel - Pueblo   No overnight Parking - but not enforced according to Asst Man.      
  6/25/09   Walmart - Lamar CO   Allows overnight Parking      
      Walmart - Garden City KS   Allows overnight Parking      
                 
                 
  6/25/09   Fueled at Flying J   Dodge City KS 340    
  6/25/09   Walmart - Dodge City   Stayed 1 night - Allows overnight Parking - Good Parking 344.6 57.1 7.5
          Cooling coil on my refrigerator went out. Ron Hawkins of Innovative Coachworks in Wichita found one in Denver. I had to go back where I just came from to get it replaced.      
  6/26/09   Walmart - Colby KS   Allows overnight Parking      
  6/26/09   KOA - Limon CO   I found a repairman in Colorado Springs to pick up the cooling coil in Denver on Monday & I will meet him there to get it replaced. 303 57.1 6.7
  6/27/09   KOA - Colorado Springs          
  6/28/09   KOA - Colorado Springs   We saw 2 other 2003 Foretravels in the park (#15855) & one was my exact color & model (#12714). We went over & talked to Ken & Barbara Clark from Utah. They are on there 3rd Foretravel. She has a sister in Nocogdoches. 83 48.8 7.3
  6/29/09   KOA - Colorado Springs   I had the refrigerator cooling coil replaced at Ron's RV. I thought it was working when I left but after traveling 110 miles the temperature was rising while on gas. I headed down to witchita KS to Innovative Coachworks.      
                 
  6/30/09  
Triple j Campground - Russell KS
  Spent the night. 105 59.8 7.6
                 
  7/1/09   Innovative Coachworks   Everything appeared correct on the refrigerator & could not find anything wrong. Called Dometic again & they said if the A/C was working & the gas flow is correct than the flue baffle needed to be adjusted 1 1/4" from the burner. 177 61 7.3
                 
  7/2/09   Walmart - Hutchinson KS   Spent the night. 75 50.1 7.1
      Cosmosphere   Fantastic museum showing the history of America & Russia race for space travel.      
                 
      Walmart - McPherson KS   Allows overnight Parking      
      Walmart - Salinas KS   Allows overnight Parking      
  7/3/09   Covered Wagon RV - Abeline KS   Our 1st night we heard tornado sirens & the park manager knocked on our door to tell us we needed to drive to the tornado shelter at the courthouse 10 blocks away.The sky was lighting up with lightning & heavy rain. 90 51.4 8.2
      Eisenhower Library   One of the Best Presidential Library we have seen.Very extensive history.      
      Heritage Center - Abilene KS          
                 
  7/5/09   Campus RV - Kansas City Missouri     166 51.8 7.3
      WW1 Museum   Huge museum. Has a 294' tower with elevator to the top. Fantastic view.      
      Truman Library   One of the Best Presidential Library we have seen.Very extensive history.      
                 
      Walmart   Allows overnight Parking      
      Pilot - Clear Lake IA   Allows overnight Parking      
      Fueled at Flying J - Williams IA   Allows overnight Parking 267 59.4 7.9
  7/7/09   Diamond Jo Casino - Northwood IA   Spent the night - Played Poker Tournament - 50 entrants - I came in 10th. 73 60.4 7.4
                 
  7/8/09   Lebannon Hills RV  
Canterbury Downs Card Club
108 43.4 7.1
  7/9/09   Lebannon Hills RV          
  7/10/09   Lebannon Hills RV          
      Carlton Truck Plaza     146 55.8 8.0
                 
  7/11/09   Indian Point Campground, MN     19 24.2 6.7
      Split Rock Lighthouse SP          
      The Depot Train Museum          
      Superior Maritimes Museum          
                 
  7/14/09   Grand Marais Campground, Grand Marais MN     119 40.4 7.8
      Gooseberry Falls SP          
      Temperance River SP, Silver Bay MN          
      Cascade River SP          
  7/15/09   Happy Land RV, Thunder Bay Ontario     95 38.7 7.5
                 
  7/18/09   Fort Williams, Thunder Bay Ontario          
  7/19/09   KaKabeca Falls SP, Kakabeca Falls Ontario          
                 
  7/20/09   Sleeping Giant Provincial Pk, Pass Lake Ontario     66 32 8.0
                 
  7/23/09   Rainbow Falls Provincial Pk, Terrace Bay Ontario     125 38.3 7.5
  7/24/09              
  7/25/09              
  7/26/09   Wawa RV Park, WAWA Ontario     179 39.1 7.7
                 
  7/29/09   Sault Ste Marie KOA   Streets are very tight. WIFI very spotty even up close. Lots of trees preventing satellite reception. 138 44.3 7.6
  7/30/09              
  7/31/09   Mobil Truck Stop     319 52.7 8.3
  8/1/09              
  8/2/09   Empress Casino, Jolliet IL     203 52.7 8.0
  8/3/09              
  8/4/09   HWH, Moscow IA   Installed 2 air pressure gauges & shut off valves on slide hoses.-Met my friends Harvey & Audrey Nelson & their friends BJ & AL Got ready to leave the next morning & found my tow bar arm was broken. I don't know how long it was broken. I called Demco the company that makes the tow bar. I emailed them photos & they sent a new one free of charge next day air to Davenport IA where I was headed. Audrey Nelson drove the car for me to the RV park 188 52.1 7.7
                 
                 
  8/5/09   Interstate RV   I picked up tow bar at US Adventure RV, a Demco Distributor. 28 21.6 6.6
      Herbert Hoover Presidential Library , West Branch IA          
      Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf IA          
                 
  8/8/09   Truck Country Service   Repaired leaky connection at wet tank, Repaired ABS ECU Ground, tested alternator. They said it had no output. I later found out there was nothing wrong with the alternator. As my friend Bill Gott has stated most service people do not know how to test a four wire alternator.      
  8/9/09   Double J RV     211 40.2 7.7
      Abe Lincoln's Presidential Library, Springfield IL          
                 
      Fueled at Flying J in Mathews MO   125 Gallons 244 53.9 9.0
                 
  8/12/09   Grand Casino , Tunica MS   Finally found my Rear Slide Bladder leak. 2 places on the bottom. So I will reroute again & head for the Foretravel factory for an appt on thursday. 103 64.6 8.7
                 
  8/15/09   Riverside Campground   Across the river from Clinton Library. 164 48.5 7.6
      Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock AR   RV Overnight Parking Allowed      
                 
  8/17/09   Horseshoe Casino, Shreveport LA   RV Overnight Parking Allowed 27 53.2 7.5
                 
  8/18/09   Foretravel Factory, Nacogdoches TX   Replaced rear bladder - Part # RAP 792117, replaced vacuum generator & rotary selector switch, adj front door, added styrofoam strip between refrigeraor & ceiling. 85 52.7 7.5
                 
  8/21/09   Walmart, Bowie TX   Spent the night. The area was infested with large grasshoppers that were getting into everything including the car engine area. Could not walk without stepping on one. When I got to Tucumcari & lowered the awning about 25 of them fell out & found some in the coach. 282 42.1 7.0
                 
  8/22/09   Mountain RD RV Park, Tucumcari NM   Shorepower was weak causing brownouts. The town looked like it has fallen on hard times.      
      Fueled at Flying J , Tucumcari Nm   117 Gallons 384 60.0 7.0
                 
  8/23/09   Sandia Casino, Albuquerque NM   Spent the night in their parking lot 184 57.6 7.2
                 
  8/24/09   Santa Fe Skies RV Park, Sante Fe NM   Met up with Barry Leavitt & Cindy who was visiting his children to spend a few days & discuss each others recent modifications. 45 37.1 6.0
                 
      Bandelier National Monument   Did some Hiking with Barry & Cindy      
      Buffalo Thunder Casino          
      El Santaurio de Chimaya          
                 
  8/27/09   Meteor Crater RV Park   Went up to see the Crater 352. 57.3 7.9
                 
  8/28/09   DJ RV Havasu CA     234 61.7 8.1
                 
  8/29/09   Flying J Barstow CA     186 57.2 7.4
                 
  8/29/09   Skip Beckers house     40 40.6 5.8
                 
  8/30/09   Home     69 50.7 9.1
                 
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