Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

What a day!!! We were unloaded in Ft. Irwin, CA around 9:00 this morning after staying in Barstow, CA last night. The air conditioner in the truck has been having problems for over a month. It would go off, but it would come back on in just a minute so Mark knew there was a problem, but yesterday afternoon with the temperature at 111, it decided to go off and NOT come back on. We were about to die. Anyway, Mark did a little investigating and figured out that it would run if he kept the engine running high, and not turn on the air in the sleeper. We made it through the night without being too uncomfortable, but a service department was definitely on the agenda for today.

The only Kenworth dealers were in Fontana, CA or Las Vegas, NV so of course we decided to go to Las Vegas. At this time, we are still sitting in the service department lounge of the Kenworth place waiting for the truck to be fixed. We have been here for the past 4 hours, but at least they have recliners and a TV to watch. They have assured us that it will be ready in the next hour, hopefully. In the meanwhile, I have been looking on the internet at hotels in Las Vegas. Since we are here, we might as well enjoy ourselves. Get this – I found the Gold Coast for $4.94 per night and that was INCLUDING tax!! Unbelievable!!! Anyway, they haven’t found us a load so we decided to take advantage of this rate. The hotel is located between the Rio and The Palms, a couple of blocks off the strip, but they have a shuttle that goes back and forth to the strip. It should be fun and you can’t beat $10 for a couple of nights in Vegas.

Well, it is an hour later and we are still sitting, but they told Mark that they are “close”. I am not sure what that means, but hopefully, it will be soon. I am sorry, but I am not posting any pictures of the Kenworth place. I didn't think they would be too exciting! I promise to do better tomorrow.

Oh, and by the way -- I have used all of the Bath Mat facts. Some of you are probably applauding! :)

Until later,

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