On Tuesday we drove 285 miles to Yuma. Penny stalled coming down the west side of the hills just past Wellton but Phil started her again (at 60 mph) and she didn’t have any more problems the rest of the way into town. We checked in at Friendly Acres RV Resort and were informed we had to check out on Saturday as the park closes to transient residents on May 1st. Somehow, we had failed to discover that tidbit of info when we called to check on availability. Oh well! My cousin Nada arrived and we went to dinner at CoCo’s Restaurant and spent a couple hours catching up on all the newest news in each other’s lives. After dinner we drove over to look at Aunt Elaine’s little condo and discovered my cousin, her son Casey had also just arrived in Yuma from Washington. We had a short visit then went home to rest. The next day we met Nada for dinner at Happy Chef Restaurant and visited again for an hour or so after eating. She left for 10 days in Mexico the next morning.
The next couple days Phil made an appointment for Penny at a local garage for some tests to determine if her alternator was going out … again. If so, this will be the third one since we purchased her. We went out and talked to the fellow who installed the solar system on our coach and as Phil suspected, it may in fact be the cause of her intermittent problems. Hopefully, on Monday they will confirm or refute our suspicions. On Saturday morning we moved to Desert Holiday RV Park. We have stayed in this park several times and management greeted us by name and we saw our friend from New Hampshire, Jerry who winters in this park every year. We had linner at a restaurant Phil had wanted to try called Cretin’s Mexican Restaurant. It was very good.
If Penny’s problem is resolved on Monday, we will be leaving Yuma on Tuesday, (three days later than planned) on our journey to Pleasanton, CA to visit my sister, Robin and her family for a week or so.