Daily Archives: May 30, 2012

Family RV Trip: Day 3

The “Oasis” for RVs
(Ours is the one in the middle)

Another day on the road, and what a day it’s been!

We awoke bright and early at the Oasis RV Resort in Amarillo, Texas.  (This is where the photo above was taken.  It looks like Texas, does it not?  And kind of looks like an oasis in the middle of the desert, sans spring of water).  We hit the road as soon as we could; after all, we had a full 11 hours to travel to Page, Arizona, including a stop at the infamous Four Corners!

The morning hours passed uneventfully, with more playing of cribbage, as well as the game Fluxx.  We also spent time reading and napping (I know… We’re a fun bunch).  We finished our drive through Texas and entered New Mexico – the first time I’ve visited this state!  The landscape changed almost immediately with the inclusion of plateaus, canyons, and lots of red rocks.

We ate lunch on the road, making sandwiches in the RV, and were just past Albuquerque, NM when suddenly my sisters and I realized we were far warmer than we’d been an hour ago.  Actually, we felt warmer than even fifteen minutes prior!  Ashley stood up to see if the AC was running just as Katie and I noticed the microwave wasn’t on.

The generator had stopped working.

Yes, that’s right.  We were in the middle of the desert in New Mexico with no generator.  Roasting by the minute.  Toasting, if you will.  One of the first thoughts to flash through my mind was, “We’re going to die!”  Continue reading