Last night we set the alarm for 6 AM. We had a lot of distance to cover, and with the rain and snow predicted our way, we wanted to leave extra time for delays.
We were on the road from Moab, by 8 and I knew it was going to be a long day. The wind was relentless, and I can't remember a more tiring drive than today.
At times, you could not even see the horizon due to the blowing sand.
Then when the winds turned head on, our max speed was 50 mph, with our V10 engine screaming in protest !!
To top it off, our GPS took us on a short cut, that included some steep inclines, that were not suitable for an RV. In fact, on some of the climbs I was down to 30 mph, in second gear, with my flashers on to warn others there was a tortoise in front of them.
We are so disappointed that the weather turned on us, because Flagstaff looked so inviting. However, there was snow and rain falling on us, so we barreled right on through.
We kept checking the weather reports, to see where we could stay above the freezing point.
Camp Verde was the winner, with an overnight forecast for 34 degrees.
So, after 8 hours of white knuckle driving, here we are !!
This also puts us only a couple of hours away from Gold Canyon ( Phoenix ) where we will stay put for a few months.
Oh, and on a more positive note, I can finally use my thumb again from when I slammed it in the car door ... LOL.