Sunday, August 17, 2014

Old Buddy's

Not exactly how I wanted to leave New Mexico, but at least I got a free ride back to AZ. Well kinda free Richard the tow truck driver says it would have cost about $500. Thats the 3rd time AAA has saved my butt over the years.

Finally unloaded at the mechanics. Dave the mechanic, and I took a short joy ride, and the Turtle spat, and sputtered. Then after running several test to diagnose the problem. None could be found. Decided it was time to pull it around back for the night, and lo and behold it starting running just fine, so off I went!

Dave's done work on the Turtle before, and always gave a great rate,and if a overnight stay is needed you can be accommodated. 
Jone's Auto Repair
2425 Navajo Blvd. Holbrook, AZ

Determining the problem was electrical issue when it rains. Thanks for all the emails, and comments! As of today all grounds have been redone, so hopefully the Turtle, and I can put this behind us, but until I know for sure I'll be staying in the area.

Stopped by the Mesa for a brief visit. Yep its still there! Sign was still up, and my belonging were still there as well. Will be revisiting in the fall.
Finally after a couple nights in town I had enough supplies for a 4 to 5 week excursion to one of my favorite hideouts in the mountains, and was immediately greeted by my old buddy's. Thanks for visiting! Good day!


  1. Glad to hear The Turtle is behaving. At least for now. I know you don't want to give up on her.

  2. Hope all is well with turtle electrical can be pain for sure!

  3. I sure hope your problems are fixed. I heard it rained pretty good up there today. It's pouring right now here and I hope it will fix out drought problems. I asked Lucy if she had been to Scott's this year to see if any improvements have been made but she hadn't. I bet it's a big mud pit right now.

  4. Lazarus Long (google+)August 18, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Don't think I have posted here but have been watching from afar! Glad to here you and turtle are safe. Kinda reminds me of "Old Dogs and Water-mellon Wine" sweet at best, reading you makes me remember the group Green Day and their song The lonely Bluvd. sung in bluegrass and a wonderful album on amazon. Heres to better days and I hope to meet some day this guy and his turtle! Oh yes I get your reminders in gmail when new post appears thanks for shareing with us want a bee,s. Friend by proxie

  5. Glad you are back boon docking. That is sure a lot more relaxing and fun than having the van worked on. Hope all goes well for you and the Turtle.