Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Exit Day

That's right!  Today is our planned exit from Desert Hot Springs.  We are slowly heading back for our home in the Pacific Northwest - the south coast of British Columbia.
Monday morning - before the heat of day.
With our departure planned for today - Tuesday - I had planned to caulk the areas showing signs of minor cracking on the roof of our 5th wheel.  This is preventative maintenance - pure and simple.  Using mineral spirits to clean the affected areas, applied Dicor (self leveling) caulking to fix those areas I felt needed a touch up.  I was on the roof for a couple of hours; well before the heat of day.
I got up there before Jeanette was up....and when she had enough of my puttering about the roof, she got out and took the photos above.
After lunch, the motorcycle was loaded onto the swivel wheel.
Strapped on and ready for the journey.
We did spend some time with our packing process before we called it a day and headed to the pool/spa area for a final day of R&R.
The pool/spa area was not too busy but there was some evidence of spring break with some kids in the pool
 Jeanette opted to find a lounge chair in the sun and continue reading the 'Chris Hadfield - Astronaut' story.  I checked out the hot springs pools and finished off with a swim in the pool.
One of the two or three cats that call the pool area home.
As the day waned, we put a few more things away before joining Hector and Diane for some turkey burgers.  
Ready to hitch up.....
We called it an early night while listening to the Santa Anna winds continue to blow through this area. Other than a few days without, the winds have reared up quite regularly these past several days.
Early evening sun set - last night.
So....we'll see where our journey leads us today but our plan, so far, is to overnight at the Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield.  

Till later.......!

 Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Where exactly does the bike go in the overall set up of your rig?

  2. It sits on a swivel wheel attached directly to the receiver. Check out the web site http://www.cruiserlift.com/swivelwheel.html

  3. Looks like you have it all under control, travel safe and enjoy the journey.

  4. All loaded up with everywhere to go!

  5. Safe travels and hope the weather cooperates!

  6. Safe travels home - you have some happy grandkids at home just waiting to see you!