Thursday, November 08, 2018

Started out at 815a.  On our way to Apache Junction, AZ.  Happy to say for the first time in our travels the kitchen slide closed without any resets.

Arizona here we are.

So much fun cruising until…  Jacks Down Alarm sounds, have a listen  JackDown

At least we didn’t need this, hate to imagine what it feel like to see the end of that run off lane.

Next up!!  Flying tire!  A pick up didn’t secure his load and a tire came flying out.  Pretty hectic as the 2 highway lanes had cars and trucks all around.  The tire bounced over us, hope it didn’t hit a vehicle behind us but that is wishful hoping.

One hour 4 minutes to the campsite, we’ll enjoy chilling.

22c I wish I could bring it back to Toronto.

Tuesday November 06, 2018

Wake up about 6, didn’t have the heat on  so a bit chilly. Made a pot of coffee, gotta love it.

Off to Walmart for our first grocery haul.

Packed up good to go attempt to bring in the slide… takes 4 resets  as newbies this is unsettling   Will it or won’t it close.

Entered Texas ar 910m, darn it missed taking a photo of the welcome sign.

Another first!  Poured us a second cup of coffee while Allan was cruising down the highway.  I’m getting my sea legs.  Amarillo 84 miles.

Driving was relatively uneventful but then this.. stay alert, don’t drive if tired it’s just not worth it.

Driving and driving anxious to get to our first camp ground.  Up to till now we were boondocking.  I’m sure there will be much more learning happening.

Following Oklahoma photos, please ignore the squished bug windshield.  Wind turbines galore..

Welcome to New Mexico, finally a sign I managed to get.


Driving through Albuquerque we see this drone monitoring traffic, it was fairly noisy.

My job as co-pilot is rough, I get to call out the incorrect exits to take have done that twice already.  Once ending us up in a seedy looking areas with tight turn.  My other job beat another level 🙂

We are heading to our first campground.  So far we have only boondocked (RV speak for parking anywhere without amenities).

Grants AZ is our first campground.

Our first setup was not without incident but Allan got it done.

In and around the camp ground.

A little story 

Now we have some chill down time is this Allan playing Candy Crush?

Dinner time!  Allan so loves his Traegar!


And that does Tuesday and Wednesday.

Travel day tomorrow, heading Apache


Monday November 5, 2018

Forgot to turn off our “go to work” alarm so are up early.  We both slept well so let’s get this day started.

Made coffee in Bailey for the first time 🙂  while it is was brewing Allan closes the slides or does he?  Nope it’s stuck open.  Panic??? A little.  A few moments of WTF and Allan uses the reset button and….  it closes. Whew RVing is so fun, never a boring moment.

Always wanted to visit Cuba…

We drove through lots of rain, will it never end? On the road for 3 days and rain each day. At least it kept the windshield clean.

Would you get fudge here??

Finally some sunshine

Todays trip from Eureka, MO to Weatherford, OK was an 8 hour drive, much with heavy downpours. Passed a 3 car accident that had just happened, OK we’ll slow down.

We’ve been overnighting at Walmarts so have a better appreciation for them.  We are surprised how many others both RVers and rigs park in their lots.

Off to have dinner then some zzzsssss

HOPING the side closes in the morning.  Wish us good luck.

Night all!





Sunday 11/04/18 first full travel day.

Awake 6:30ish. I had a great sleep Allan not so much apparently there were several trains that I managed to sleep through.  That’s totally backwards normally I hear everything and Allan sleeps and sleeps.

We’re pumped to get going but first our water issue (pumped water,get it)  Check this, flip that, jiggle that, NO water.  Oh well, lets hope the drive fixes it. We grab a McDonalds cafe and head out. Not sure what today’s destination will be.

Rain, rain go away between lots of traffic and rain and NO water.

Fuel stop

What’s that we see look closely

We stop at a rest stop to find this on the back of the stall door.  Means???

Drive on and the next time we stop we find out we are on Route 66 (sounds like we’re not to bright to not have known)

Approaching St. Louis MO please don’t let us make a wrong turn. Take the left fork, not that fork silly. Detour we ago…

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Packing up…

Saturday is pack up Bailey day.  Kyle was such great help drawing on his pack a ship experience.  We were done in about 4 hours.

Allan and Kyle de-winterized  Bailey.

We left Newmarket at 1:40pm and did our first diesel fill in Vaughn.  Destination Sarnia

Traffic in and around the GTA was horrendous so we didn’t arrive at the Sarnia border till closer to 6.

We decided to cross into the States. Customs was so easy with no delays.

We are now in search of our first Walmart parking lot for the overnight,   Lapeer MI we are here. Can’t believe we didn’t take a photo.   This is when we discovered the water does not work.   So much to learn, too many switches, fuses, breakers.  Will investigate tomorrow in daylight, but we all know Allan he has to try to RTFM.

We found a Mexican restaurant, Pueblo Viejo delicious, ever in the neighbour a must go!

Back to Bailey, after a glass or 2 of wine and Allan’s Rickard’s Red in front of our roaring fire It’s off to bed about midnight.


Bailey has joined the family :)

Operation pick up complete but not without some stress.  1-1/2 drive to pick up was good.  Ed trained us in the basics, lots and lots to learn.

Hiccup! The dealer winterized Bailey now we have to learn how to un-winterize.  For now we can’t use any form of water because its antifreeze.

Drive home, including Friday night traffic and rain = 3 hours. At least it was a comfortable ride.

Added our mascots to Bailey.

This is us!

Hi and Welcome to our “Bailey” blog!

Our travels so far:


Our names are Allan and Mary-Ann.

Koodos to Glenn Rodger Photography for the impromptu photo.


We both choose a driver at the beginning of the IndyCar season. The driver who finishes the race ahead of the other gets first place status on the dash, until the next race.

It has been our dream to travel.  More specially we are IndyCar racing mega fans; it is our goal to travel to every race.

First step done, Bailey has been purchased we are anxiously awaiting pickup on November 2, 2018.

Bailey at South Padre Island