Monday, October 8, 2012

'12/#41The End Of The Funk

We've been here in Rapid City for 5 days now & you may have noticed that I haven't been blogging. It's not for lack of time or blogging material. I have just been in a bit of a funk for this period of time. If you read the last blog or have kept up on Mary's FB page you know about our truck problem & you know we are stuck here waiting for it to be resolved. With my lack of diesel knowledge I have nothing to do to help get us back on the road again. Thus a sense of frustration has taken over our home.

Now you have to understand that Rapid City is a great place to visit. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, the Black Hills, & Devils Tower are all within easy driving of here. Several issues stop us from seeing these sights. First & foremost we don't have a truck to drive. Next on the list is the weather. It has been cold & windy since we got here. With high temps in the upper 50's & feel like temps closer to the 40's it hasn't really enticed us to unload the motorcycle. And lastly we were here just a few years back & have seen all the sights.

On top of all that it just sucks to be stuck anywhere. This the life we've chosen & this is one of the down sides of RVing. Lately some of our friends have had their own issues such as malfunctioning landing gear, no AC, toilet issues(no details please!), & a major oil leak in the motor home. All issues that can ruin the day but we all work through. You know what they say, right? What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I guess we will be stronger once we leave Rapid City.

We want to thank everyone who has been sending us well wishes & good thoughts to help us on our way. It really does mean a lot & helps us get through these trying times. The shop called early this morning to say the truck was all fixed & we are waiting on a ride to the shop so I will sign off now. The next blog should be from somewhere down the road but still from our home because....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary


  1. Sure hope you get the truck issue straightened out. We know your pain. On our way to Oregon from Florida for our first workamping job, we had a problem in Oklahoma. You get a real sinking feeling as you watch your home being towed away! It took three days but we finally got back on the road. We will now be leaving Oregon after almost 6 months. Praying that everything goes smoothly! Good luck!

  2. Woo Hoo! Hope this is the end of truck troubles and you two can enjoy your trip.